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3 Dow Stocks That Moved the Index Today

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John Divine
October 31, 2012

In the first full day of trading after Sandy ravaged the Atlantic, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDEX: ^DJI  ) fell 10 points, or about 0.1%, to settle at 13,096. It wasn't a great month for the blue chip index; the Dow fell 2.5% in October.

Impact from Sandy
An economist who was consulted in a Bloomberg report earlier today said that GDP could be hit by as much as $25 billion due to rebuilding efforts, disruptions, and loss of productivity as a result of the massive storm. Overall, though, the same report also cited a survey of economists predicting that Sandy's impact would only knock 0.15% off fourth-quarter growth. 

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