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How the major stock indexes fared Monday

Monday - 10/22/2012, 4:45pm  ET

By The Associated Press

(AP) - Stocks wavered for most of Monday, with the upcoming presidential election rendering investors indecisive. Companies like toymaker Hasbro and SunTrust Banks turned in third-quarter results that underwhelmed investors. At the end of the day, stocks closed slightly higher.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 2.38 points, or 0.02 percent, to 13,345.89.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 0.62 point, or 0.04 percent, to 1,433.81.

The Nasdaq composite index rose 11.34 points, or 0.4 percent, to 3,016.96.

For the year:

The Dow is up 1,128.33 points, or 9.2 percent.

The S&P 500 is up 176.21 points, or 14 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 411.81 points, or 15.8 percent.

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