Dow Down 41; Tech Rises, Banks Fall

September rally sees slight pullback
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 21, 2009 3:13 PM CDT
A pair of traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Monday, Sept. 21, 2009.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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(Newser) – Stock indices finished mixed today after the markets reached what most traders saw as a slight pause in a very strong September, the Wall Street Journal reports. Financials led declines: AmEx fell 2.9%, while Bank of America lost 1.8%. Google rose 1.1% after Citigroup analysts boosted their third-quarter estimate. The Dow closed down 41.34 points at 9,778.86. The Nasdaq gained 5.18, closing at 2,138.04, while the S&P 500 lost 3.64, finishing at 1,064.66.