Dow Falls 15 in Mixed Day

Johnson & Johnson quarterly revenue disappoints
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 13, 2009 3:13 PM CDT
LaBranche & Co. traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Oct. 12, 2009 in New York.   (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)
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(Newser) – Stocks were mixed today, as pharmaceutical firms declined after Johnson & Johnson’s quarterly earnings failed to meet expectations. Health insurance companies also took a hit, perhaps because of the Senate Finance Committee’s approval of the Baucus bill. The Dow fell 15 points to close at 9,871. The Nasdaq added 1 point, settling at 2,140, and the S&P 500 lost 3 points to close at 1,073, the Wall Street Journal reports.