US stocks make small gains after earlier dip into the red

US stocks closed with tiny gains after spending most of the day in the red.

Energy stocks remained a sore spot on Monday, ending almost 2% lower as the price of crude oil took another tumble.

Exxon Mobil and Chevron fell the most in the Dow Jones industrial average.

Traders were keeping an eye on the latest company earnings and deal news as well as a slowdown in China’s growth.

Weight Watchers doubled in value after Oprah Winfrey said she was taking a stake in the company and would join its board.

The Dow climbed 14 points, or 0.1%, to 17,230.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index edged up a fraction to 2,033. The Nasdaq composite edged up 18 points, or 0.4%, to 4,905.

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