Stocks mostly lower; Hartford up on annuity news
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks are mostly lower on Wall Street following a bumpy start to the week.
The Dow Jones industrial average was down 33 points at 13,137 shortly before noon Wednesday. It had been up 20 shortly after the opening bell. The Dow had its biggest loss in two weeks on Tuesday.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index was down two points at 1,404, and the Nasdaq rose four points to 3,079.
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters soared 8.3 percent. The company said it was expanding its partnership with Starbucks to sell Starbucks' Vue coffee packs for use in Green Mountain's Keurig single-cup machines.
The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.32 percent from 2.36 percent late Tuesday. The dollar fell against the euro. Gold and crude oil prices rose slightly.