Dow Closes Down 18
Intel suffers after Morgan Stanley issues warning on semiconductors
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 3, 2009 3:14 PM CST
Specialist Michael Bonanno works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in this undated file photo.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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(Newser) – Stocks ended mixed today as materials stocks benefited from a rise in commodity prices, but tech suffered after Morgan Stanley issued a pessimistic report on the semiconductor industry, the Wall Street Journal reports.

  • The Dow fell 18 points to close at 9,772.
  • The Nasdaq gained 7 points, settling at 2,057.
  • The S&P 500 added 3 points to close at 1,045.