The Dow Jones Industrial Average trimmed 17.11 points to finish at 12,101.46 Monday while the Nasdaq and S&P 500 inched up 12.53 points and 0.14 points, respectively.

In economic news, the Commerce Department said factory orders fell for the third time in the past four months in April, dipping 0.6% -- much worse than the consensus estimate predicting a 0.2 increase.

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