With relatively little economic data or news out of Europe today, the markets largely took a breather as investors instead tried to digest last night's IPO filing from Facebook. Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke also got some attention as he answered House Budget Committee questions, addressing the need for fiscal responsibility while not torpedoing the slow economic recovery. Just after 2 p.m. EST, the Dow Jones Industrials
With all the attention on Facebook, you might have expected tech stocks in the Dow to respond strongly. But for the most part, big tech names were little changed. Intel
In earnings news, Merck
DuPont fell fractionally as well after rival Dow Chemical
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