US Stocks Down Slightly in Midday Trading Thursday

Posted September 1st, 2011 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. stock indexes fell slightly in midday trading Thursday.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ are all off one-tenth of a percent.

European stocks ended mixed.

London's Financial Times index closed up one-half of one percent to end at 5,419. The CAC-40 in Paris advanced three-tenths of a percent to finish at 3,266. The DAX index in Frankfurt dropped nine-tenths of one percent to close at 5,731.

In Asia, Tokyo's Nikkei index gained 1.2 percent to finish at 9,061.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng index earned one-quarter of one percent to finish the day's trading at 20,585.

Gold is up $1.90 to trade at $1,827.45 an ounce.

The dollar is trading higher against both the yen and euro.