NYSE closing bell as Dow ends with best August since 1984, Nasdaq at record | AFP

The closing bell rings at the New York Stock Exchange as the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 0.8 percent to 28,430.05, but still enjoyed its best August since 1984. The S&P 500 retreated from its latest record, losing 0.2 percent to finish the month at 3,500.31.

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