Tech Stocks Fall; Dow Down 80

Google remains below $300
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 9, 2009 3:19 PM CDT
Joseph Mastrolia, left, of LaBranche & Co. and Todd Ingrilli of ICAP Corp. work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange today.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Withering tech stocks tugged the broader market down today, the Wall Street Journal reports. Hewlett-Packard fell 4.6% while IBM closed down 2.9%, Cisco dropped 3.95% and Google 5.9%—after that stock closed below $300 on Friday for the first time since January. The Dow fell 79.89 to 6,547.05. The Nasdaq lost 25.21, closing at 1,268.64, while the S&P 500 shed 6.85 to settle at 676.53.