U.S. stocks declined Monday with the financial and retail sectors taking the biggest hit. Ken Meyers has your stock market report on the Acadiana Business Index.

  • The Dow Jones Industrial Index closed at 12,727.21 -49.88. The Nasdaq Composite Index closed at 2898,96-11.53.   The S&P500 Index closed at 1353.64-3.14. Crude oil closed to $88.43-$1.33.
  • It was the third straight month of a decline in retail sales with 0.5% in June.
  • In corporate news, Citigroup shares rose .7% after reporting second quarter profit that topped expectations.