Worries Prevail, Dow Falls 42

Industrial, financial stocks pace declines
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 6, 2009 3:27 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Stocks fell today, ending a 4-day winning streak for the Dow as worries about grim first-quarter earnings reports spooked investors, the Wall Street Journal reports. Alcoa, which will give its report tomorrow, fell 4.3%, as did Caterpillar, off 3.5%. The Dow fell 41.74 to close at 7,975.85. The Nasdaq lost 15.16, settling at 1,606.71, and the S&P 500 dropped 7.02 to 835.48.