Market check: Tech stocks lead Nasdaq, S&P 500 lower

Yahoo Finance's Jared Blikre breaks down the midday market action, focusing on the tech sector and Virgin Galactic's shares performance. Read More...


Microsoft, Salesforce and Apple cutting about 116 points off the Dow’s price

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is rising 47 points, or 0.1%, to buck the selloff in the broader market, but it be up a lot more if it wasn’t for the blue-chip barometer’s biggest technology components. The biggest drag on the Dow is Microsoft Corp.’s stock , which is down $8.64, or 2.7%, followed by fellow software giant Salesforce.com Inc. shares , which shed $7.22, or 3.0%. Throw in the $1.75, or 1.0%, drop in Apple Inc.’s stock , and those components were shaving a combined 116 points off t

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