The Dow Jones Industrial Average's
Although markets in Europe actually had a good day today, the continent was the main catalyst behind the Dow's drop this month. All eyes are now focused on Greek elections scheduled for June 17, which will help determine whether Greece will remain in the eurozone. Investors also continue to be concerned with the health of Spanish banks -- in particular how the country will pay for a bailout of its third largest lender, Bankia.
Here's how the three major U.S. indices fared on the day:
|Dow Jones Industrial Average||-26.41 [-0.21%]||12,393.45|
|S&P 500||-2.99 [-0.23%]||1,310.33|
Turning to individual stocks, the Dow was roughly split, with 14 of the 30 blue chips finishing the day in the red. By far the biggest loser on the day was construction equipment giant Caterpillar
Bank of America
Outside the Dow, Facebook
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