(CNBC) — U.S. stocks closed slightly lower Monday with energy leading decliners and defensive sectors among the leaders, ahead of major central bank meetings and earnings due later in the week.
The Nasdaq composite posted its first three-day losing streak since Feb. 9.
"It's still pressure on equity prices as a consequence of really mixed earnings so far. The tech (sell-off Friday is) really on investors minds," Mark Luschini, chief investment strategist at Janney Montgomery Scott, said, noting some anxiety in the market ahead of Apple's earnings.
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