The Standard & Poor's 500 index eased one point, or 0.07 per cent, to close at 1,984 on Monday. The Nasdaq fell 48 points, or 1.1 per cent, to 4,518. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 43 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 17,031.
U.S. manufacturing output fell in August for the first time in seven months, reflecting a sharp fall in production at auto plants. Factory output fell 0.4 per cent in August after rising in July, the Federal Reserve said.
The yield on the 10-year Treasury note eased to 2.59 per cent from 2.61 per cent late Friday.