US stocks sink after US blasts Syrian chemical attack
NEW YORK (AFP) - US stocks closed sharply lower on Monday after Secretary of State John Kerry warned that the United States would demand "accountability" after an "obscene" chemical weapons attack on Syrian civilians.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 64.05 points (0.43 per cent) at 14,946.46.
The broad-market Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 6.72 (0.40 per cent) to 1,656.78 and the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite slipped 0.22 (0.01 per cent) to 3,657.57.
The markets ended firmly in the red after trading solidly higher for most of the day, but volumes were very low.