After a huge move higher on Friday, it's only natural for the stock market to take a break today. Stocks managed to rise briefly before giving way in the face of some disturbing economic data. The ISM manufacturing index sank below the key 50% level, indicating the possibility of a contraction in the manufacturing industry. That brought the U.S. in line with similar slowdowns in China and elsewhere. Following the report, stocks fell, and as of 10:45 a.m. EDT, the Dow Jones Industrials
Among Dow stocks, DuPont
The biggest gainer on the day so far was American Express
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