MARKET PULSE- Apple, Alcoa, Molycorp, Burlington Stores, Fonar

Wed Oct 2, 2013 10:01am EDT
 
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(For more market insights, including options activity, click on ; for the Day Ahead newsletter link.reuters.com/mex49s,for the Morning News Call newsletter, link.reuters.com/nex49s) U.S. stocks opened lower on Wednesday as a partial government shutdown in Washington entered a second day, adding to concerns over how soon a political compromise would be reached. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 0.35 percent, the S&P 500 was down 0.43 percent and the Nasdaq Composite was down 0.65 percent.

** JPMORGAN CHASE & CO, $51.96 (9:30 a.m. ET)

** BANK OF AMERICA CORP, $13.84, down 0.5 pct

** GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC, $158.22, down 0.5 pct

** CITIGROUP INC, $48.60, down 0.5 pct

** MORGAN STANLEY, $26.93, down 1 pct

As the partial government shutdown in Washington entered a second day, adding to concerns about when the issue might be resolved, the banking sector tied to the pace of economic growth, remained most volatile amid uncertainty.

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