Dow Down 100 at Open
S&P 500, Nasdaq follow suit
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 19, 2011 8:39 AM CDT
In this Aug. 18, 2011 photo, trader Lewis Vande Pallen, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

(Newser) – No major relief for the markets today, at least not so far: The Dow was down about 100 points at open, resting below 10,900, according to MarketWatch. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq were also down, 7 points and 5 points, respectively. And the news from abroad isn't any cheerier...