Thursday, February 14 15:03:14
U.S. stocks fell today, in the wake of weaker-than-expected economic growth data from Europe and Japan, but losses were capped by news of big merger and acquisition deals.
The Dow Jones industrial average was down 51.70 points, or 0.37 percent, at 13,931.21. The Standard and Poor's 500 Index was down 5.62 points, or 0.37 percent, at 1,514.71. The Nasdaq Composite Index was down 13.72 points, or 0.43 percent, at 3,183.16.