ASIA DRAGS: U.S. stocks mostly fell Monday as evidence piled up that the global economic slowdown is dragging on Asia. Japan's economy grew more slowly than analysts had expected in the second quarter. Last week, China released dismal figures on retail sales and exports in July.

BROADER SNAGS: Slower growth in Asia worries investors because Asia's economic endurance has helped offset weakness in the U.S. and Europe in recent years. Exports from China and Japan are declining as Europe's economic woes hurt consumer confidence there.

STREAK BROKEN: Until Monday, the Standard & Poor's 500 index had risen for six straight days. Monday's loss ended that winning streak, the index's longest since December 2010.