Dow Falls 46 on EU GDP China moves to tighten lending; tech proves resilient By Nick McMaster, Newser Staff Posted Feb 12, 2010 3:20 PM CST 38 comments Comments Charles Solomon with Barclays Capital, left, works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Friday, Feb.12, 2010. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle) (Newser) – Stocks closed mixed today as China's move to restrict lending and a low reading of EU GDP stoked worries about global economic health, the Wall Street Journalreports. The Dow dropped 45.05 points to close at 10,099.14. The Nasdaq gained 6.12, closing at 2,183.53. The S&P 500 fell 32.96 to settle at 1,075.51.