With the seventh anniversary of the devastating Hurricane Katrina looming this week, the emergence of Tropical Storm Isaac and its anticipated track toward New Orleans is far from welcome news. On a day during which little news seems to move the markets, worries about the damage that another storm could do to the central Gulf Coast took paramount importance, and after rallying back to breakeven around midday, the Dow Jones Industrials
But a few stocks still bucked the downtrend. Cisco Systems
Finally, United Technologies
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