The market giveth, and the market taketh away. After a strong start to the new month yesterday, stocks reacted to a weak number on private-sector job creation as well as the biggest drop in factory orders for manufactured goods in three years. In addition, as European markets reopened after the May Day holiday, concerns over economic conditions there also resurfaced. Just before 10:45 a.m. EDT, the Dow Jones Industrials
Among Dow stocks, Alcoa
Banks were also among the average's big losers, with Bank of America
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