T-Note Surge Puts Dow Off 173
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted May 27, 2009 3:11 PM CDT
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(Newser) – A Treasury note bump and continued skittishness about the US economy sent stocks down today, the Wall Street Journal reports. “Yesterday, everyone was happy about the consumer,” one strategist said. “Now people are wondering about the flip side: What happens if consumption gets out of hand?” The Dow was down 173.47 to 8,300.02. The S&P lost 17.27, to 893.06. The Nasdaq shed 19.35 to 1,731.08.