Dow Falls 14; Cisco Boosts Tech Low-volume day 'slowest of the year,' Miller Tabak strategist says By Nick McMaster, Newser Staff Posted Mar 8, 2010 3:22 PM CST 1 comment Comments The semi-circular trading desk, lower left, of Cuttone & Co., begins its first day of operation, Monday, March 8, 2010 at the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) (Newser) – Cisco Systems led the tech sector ahead of a major announcement tomorrow, but the rest of the markets dragged today as investors tried to gauge the state of the global economy, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Dow lost 13.68 points to close at 10,552.52. The Nasdaq gained 5.86, settling at 2,332.21. The S&P 500 dipped .19 to end the session at 1,138.50.