After worrying for months about global economic trends, investors focused their attention this morning on one thing: the Supreme Court's decision on the constitutionality of the health care act. Stock markets opened lower and continued downward on reports that the Court had upheld the key parts of the laws, including the controversial individual mandate provisions. Slightly before 10:45 a.m. EDT, the Dow Jones Industrial Average
Among health-care stocks in the Dow, both Merck
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