Stocks Mixed; Dow Up 3 Points

Greenspan comments on nationalization keep financials down
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 18, 2009 3:17 PM CST
Banc of America specialist Douglas Johnson points to an overhead monitor on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009, in New York.   (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)
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(Newser) – Stocks vacillated between minor gains and losses today, perking up slightly after President Obama announced his housing plan, MarketWatch reports. Financials continued to slide after Alan Greenspan suggested in a Financial Times interview that bank nationalization would be the “least bad” way to solve the crisis. The Dow gained 3.03 points to close at 7,555.63. The Nasdaq lost 2.69 points, closing at 1,467.97, and the S&P 500 lost .75 points to close at 788.42.