Stocks Down As Dow Notches Biggest Drop Since Early November

Investors are concerned that Monday's good economic news could cause the Fed to end its stimulus policies sooner rather than later.

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Stocks fell Monday, bucking a trend of record-breaking gains, amid mixed reports on Black Friday shopping and concerns that the Federal Reserve might soon end its stimulus policy.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than it has since Nov. 7,  dropping 77 points, or 0.5%, to 16008. The S&P 500 index fell 4.9 points, or 0.3%, to 1800.

Stocks fell despite—or because—of some improving economic markers that sparked concern that the Fed might decide the economy no longer needs its stimulus boosts.

[Wall Street Journal]