Stock Market Today: S&P Pulls Back From Record as Oil Tumbles

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- After five weeks of gains that pushed the S&P 500 to its 33rd record close of the year, the market ended Monday as it began -- sluggishly.

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The benchmark's record settling price last Friday was also the 78th of the five-year-old bull market.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 0.15% to 17,111.42. The S&P 500 was down 0.31% to 2,001.54. The Nasdaq rose 0.2% to 4,592.29, marked by gains in Yahoo! ( YHOO) , Microsoft ( MSFT) and Google ( GOOG) .

The energy sector was the weakest area of the market, down 1.58%, as components such Schlumberger ( SLB) , Exxon ( XOM) and Halliburton ( HAL) each plunged more than 1% after crude oil prices sank below $100 a barrel for the first time in more than 14 months. Demand concerns worsened after Monday's weak Chinese import data. The United States Oil Fund ETF ( USO)  fell 0.57% to $34.70.

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U.S. stock markets climbed on Friday to end the shortened, holiday week higher by 0.2% as weaker-than-expected jobs growth minimized worries the Federal Reserve would hike rates sooner than later. Also helping the markets end the session positive, the Ukraine and pro-Russia forces signed a ceasefire agreement. It was the S&P's fifth straight week of gains that saw the index pushed up 0.5% on the day to a record closing high of 2,007.71.

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