A day off in the middle of the week is always a bit of a lurch, and this morning, it looks like the stock market is suffering a case of the post-holiday blues. With both China and the European Central Bank cutting key rates, central banks are clearly worried that prospects for the global economy look dire. Many are also blaming the decline on a worse-than-expected reading on the Institute for Supply Management's gauge of activity in the U.S. services sector, which followed a reading earlier in the week that suggested contraction in manufacturing activity. In any event, investors seem worried, and by 10:45 a.m. EDT, the Dow Jones Industrials
Among Dow stocks, JPMorgan Chase
Also down was Intel
Gainers were in short supply, but McDonald's
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