Dow Drops 17 Points
Home prices rise but fail to meet expectations
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 24, 2009 3:17 PM CST
Specialists Evan Solomon, left, and Robert Levites on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Monday.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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(Newser) – Stocks almost managed to recover from steep losses suffered early in the day but ended in the red. Among the factors: China signaled it's ready to tighten credit, and September home prices rose but less than expected, the Wall Street Journal reports.

  • The Dow closed down 17 points at 10,434.
  • The Nasdaq fell 7 points to close at 2,169.
  • The S&P 500 lost 1 point, settling at 1,106.