The Dow Jones Industrial Average
In news that will undoubtedly shock every investor reading this, Europe was also partly responsible for the Dow's dip and the end of the day. Which country was the main culprit today? Step on up, Italy! Investors were concerned today over sharp rises in borrowing rates for Italy's 12-month bonds. But the real test will be tomorrow as the country issues longer-term debt.
Here's how three major U.S. indices fared on the day:
|Dow Jones Industrial Average||-77.42 [-0.62%]||12,496.38|
|S&P 500||-9.30 [-0.70%]||1,314.88|
The Dow's biggest gainer today turned out to be Johnson & Johnson
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