Stocks are regaining some ground during mid-afternoon trading on Monday after seeing early weakness.

On the downside, trucking and semiconductor stocks are turning in some of the worst performances, with the Dow Jones Trucking Index and the Philadelphia Semiconductor Index down 2.3 percent each.

Meanwhile, banking and brokerage stocks are leading the gaining stocks. The Kbw Bank Index is up 5.9 percent, while the Amex Securities Broker/Dealer Index is up 4.1 percent.

Currently, the major averages are mixed, with the Dow down 36.80 at 8,046.58 and the Nasdaq down 6.11 at 1,646.43, while the S&P 500 is up 0.32 at 856.88.

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