Thu 28 October 2010
Dow -0.39%, Nasdaq +0.24%, S&P -0.27%
Wednesday: Stocks posted slight losses in trading overnight. Investors largely shrugged off economic reports on durable goods orders and new home sales in September- The Commerce Department said new orders for manufactured durable goods in September increased $6.3 billion or 3.3%, after falling 1.3% in August. A separate report showed that sales of newly built single-family homes rose 6.6% in September to an annual rate of 307,000 units. Economists had expected an annual rate of 299,000 units in the month, compared with 288,000 units the month before.
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