Dow Falls 203 Ahead of Jobs Report

ISM report, job fears drive biggest 1-day drop since July
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 1, 2009 3:09 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Stocks suffered broad declines today after a manufacturing report that failed to meet expectations. That report, combined with worse-than-expected weekly jobless claims, have investors worried ahead of the government's nonfarm payroll report, due tomorrow. The Dow fell 203 points to close at 9,509. The Nasdaq lost 65 points, closing at 2,057, and the S&P 500 fell 27 points to settle at 1,030, the Wall Street Journal reports.