Markets were mixed today as a perky health-care sector was held in check by poor performance in energy stocks and wariness over President Obama’s financial regulatory plan, the Wall Street Journal reports. Oil and commodities prices slipped as investors seemed to gird for a continued lull in consumer activity. The Dow was off 7.49, to 8,497.18. The S&P shed 1.26 to end at 910.71. And the Nasdaq rose 11.88 to 1,808.06.