Dow Retreats 12 on Weak Data

Consumer confidence falls from last month
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 28, 2009 3:21 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Stocks closed slightly lower today as falling crude prices and shares of energy firms weighed on the broader market, the Wall Street Journal reports. Exxon and Chevron both fell around 1% off a decline of $1.15 in crude oil prices, which stand at $67.32 a barrel. A new report also said consumer confidence dipped again. The Dow fell 12 points to close at 9,097. The Nasdaq gained 8 points, settling at 1,976, while the S&P 500 closed down 3 points at 980.