Dow Off 108; Commodities Fall

Energy and materials declines trump gains for Microsoft, Amazon
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 23, 2009 3:11 PM CDT
Specialists Louis Spina, left, and Evan Solomon, second left, work at a post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in this undated file photo.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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(Newser) – Stocks posted losses today as a big drop in commodities pushed down the energy and materials sectors, the Wall Street Journal reports.

  • The Dow lost 109.13 points to close at 9,972.13.
  • The Nasdaq fell 10.82, settling at 2,154.47.
  • The S&P 500 dropped 13.31, closing at 1,079.60.
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