Dow Off 97 Ahead of Fed News

S&P falls back below 1,000
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 11, 2009 3:24 PM CDT
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in this undated file photo.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

(Newser) – Stocks fell today as investors took profits after the recent rally, the Wall Street Journal reports. Traders characterized the market as “on pause” ahead of a Fed statement on interest rates due tomorrow. Bank of America and GE led the Dow lower with 4.4% and 3.6% declines, respectively. The Dow fell 97 points to close at 9,241. The Nasdaq lost 23 points, settling at 1,970, and the S&P 500 fell shed 13 points to close at 994.