(CNBC) -- U.S. stocks fell to start the week Monday as investors weighed surging oil prices, economic worries and major third-quarter earnings results ahead.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 250.19 points, or 0.7%, to close at 34,496.06. The blue chip average was up more than 200 points at its intraday high. The S&P 500 ticked down 0.7% to 4,361.19. The Nasdaq Composite dipped 0.6% to 14,486.20.
Stocks churned for most of the day, but selling increased in the final hour, with the major averages closing the session at their lows.
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