All three major indexes fell a bit today. Here's where we stand:
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Dow Jones Industrial Average
There wasn't any earth-shattering macroeconomic information that can be blamed for the downtick in markets. Instead, company news drove market talk today.
Of the 30 Dow stocks, nine were up on the day, and 21 were down. But none were up or down even 2%. Here's the rundown of the news of note beyond the Dow:
Warren Buffett scares municipal bond investors --Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway
A noteworthy Facebook seller -- Early investor and director Peter Thiel sold the bulk of his remaining position in Facebook, as a lock-up period expired last week. Between the shares he sold at IPO and these shares, we're talking about the sale of about $1 billion worth of stock. Fellow Fool Alex Dumortier thinks this is bad news for Facebook shareholders.
More Best Buy bad news – Best Buy reported some grim earnings today, with both sales and same-store sales dropping about 3%, and profit falling 90%. Shares were off as much as 11% but ended down only 1.4%.
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