Dow Falls 101 on Consumer Data

Industrial stocks hit hard by flagging confidence
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 23, 2010 3:11 PM CST
In this Jan. 25, 2010, file photo, traders John Panin, left, and Bobby Gray work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew, file)

(Newser) – A big drop in the Conference Board's consumer confidence index knocked stocks for a loop today, leading to broad declines for industrial and commodity-related stocks, the Wall Street Journal reports.

  • The Dow fell 101 points to close at 10,282.
  • The Nasdaq dropped 29 points, settling at 2,213.
  • The S&P 500 lost 13 points, closing at 1,095.

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