08/16/10: Stocks ended a quiet trading session largely flat, with the Dow closing with a slight loss. Technology stocks gave a modest boost to the Nasdaq, which ended higher.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1.1 points, or 0.01 percent to 10,302.01, marking a fifth straight day of losses.
The S&P 500 eked out a gain of 0.1 points, or 0.01 percent to 1,079.38, while the Nasdaq ended up 8.4 points, or 0.4 percent to 2,181.87. The CBOE Volatility Index, the widest gauge of fear in the market, fell below 26.