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Unhealthy ending: Stocks fall as health care shares weigh

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are closing lower as health care companies weigh on the market and investors await a flood of earnings reports.

Stocks appeared headed for new highs in the morning Monday, but then drifted lower, led by declines in health care.

Mylan, a maker of generic drugs, slumped nearly 6 percent, after rejecting a $40 billion buyout offer from Teva Pharmaceuticals.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 42 points to close at 18,037. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell eight points to 2,108. The Nasdaq fell 31 points to 5,060.

Apple reports quarterly earnings late Monday, and is one of more than 150 companies in the S&P 500 that will turn in results this week. Investors will also follow a two-day meeting at the Federal Reserve that starts Tuesday.

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