US stocks eke out tiny gains after a sluggish day

In this Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, people pass a Wall Street subway stop, in New York's Financial District. European shares were mostly higher Monday, Oct. 19, 2015, while Chinese markets zigzagged after quarterly growth figures countered pessimism about the world's No. 2 economy. Other Asian markets ended little changed. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

(AP) — Stocks are closing with tiny gains after spending most of Monday in the red.

Energy stocks remained a sore spot Monday, ending almost 2 percent 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 percent, 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 percent, to 4,905.

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