Dow Worries Its Way Down 130

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted May 21, 2009 3:13 PM CDT
Dow Worries Its Way Down 130
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.   (AP Photo)

Markets were off today on news that credit raters might downgrade England and other countries, the Wall Street Journal reports. Though oil remained stable, the stocks of construction-related firms like Home Depot, Caterpillar, and Alcoa plunged; the price of gold surged. The Dow was off 129.91 to 8,292.13. The S&P fell 15.14 to 888.33. The Nasdaq ended 32.59 lower at 1,695.25. (More England stories.)

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