Stocks Tread Water

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 13, 2009 8:49 AM CST
Bank of America specialists work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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(Newser) – Stocks were mixed at the open today, as uncertainty over the government’s rescue plan continued to nettle investors, the Wall Street Journal reports. Stocks vacillated between gains and losses, with the Dow recently down 26 points, and the S&P and Nasdaq down about 4 points each. Among individual stocks, Abercrombie & Fitch was up 6.5% premarket after a 68% net income drop, while PepsiCo rose 1% on a 43% net income loss that met analyst expectations.