Dow Falls 12 on Housing, Auto Data
Pending-home sales dropped 16% in November
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 5, 2010 3:19 PM CST
Traders watch market activity at the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Jan. 4, 2010.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

(Newser) – Stocks ended mixed today, with the Dow down slightly on news of a 16% drop in pending-home sales for November and monthly sales drops from Chrysler and GM, the Wall Street Journal reports.

  • The Dow fell 12 points, closing at 10,572.
  • The Nasdaq closed flat at 2,309.
  • The S&P 500 added 3 points to settle at 1,136.