Dow Down 12 on Housing
Tech sector drags on indices after weak earnings
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 18, 2009 3:12 PM CST
In this Oct. 30, 2009, file photo, Specialist Donald Vaneck works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew, file)
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(Newser) – Stocks closed down following disappointing data on home construction and lackluster earnings from tech firms and Autodesk, the Wall Street Journal reports.

  • The Dow lost 11 points to close at 10,426.
  • The Nasdaq fell 11 points, settling at 2,193.
  • The S&P 500 lost 1 point to close at 1,110.