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
Dow Falls 101 on Consumer Data
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)

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.
(More Dow Jones stories.)

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