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Closing Bell

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Off to an optimistic start, stocks took a downturn after late morning trading. Even less optimistic, the euro $1.4086 against the dollar. Notice the influx of tourists brimming the streets of Times Square? The dollar will also get you 114.85 yen.
In major indexes, the DJIA fell down 31.95 to 13788.24. The S&P 500 declined 5.99 to 1519.76, and the Nasdaq declined 3.80 to 2667.42. The Russell 2000 index down 9.05 to 804.06. Finally, The 10-year note rose 2/32 to yield 4.624%. Today's Index Spinner: S&P EURO INDEX 1,780.76-3.37-0.19%
The tech sector saw a bit more action than others today with AAPL up 2.6%, MSFT up 2.6%, and EMC up 6.8% in anticipation of the Halo 3 launch.
Tomorrow sees Consumer Confidence announcements as well as Existing Home Sales. Both report at 10amET.
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