US stocks close down after Brexit vote

New York: US stocks closed lower as Britain's vote to leave the European Union (EU) continued to weigh on the market. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 260.51 points, or 1.50 per cent, to 17,140.24 on Monday. The S&P 500 shed 36.87 points, or 1.50 per cent, to 2,000.54, Xinhua news agency reported. The Nasdaq Composite Index plunged 113.54 points, or 2.41 per cent, to 4,594.44.