The Market in Review for February 7, 2014
By Angie Hembury
The trading week began with the release of a weaker-than-expected manufacturing report which showed activity at an eight-month low, sparking economic fear in the hearts of investors. The Dow plunged 326 points, or 2.08%, its biggest loss in more than 7 months, while the S&P 500 plummeted 41 points, or 2.28%, and the Nasdaq faltered 107 points, or 2.61%.
Stock prices fought back Tuesday with investors picking up some bargains following a few solid corporate results. All the Major Indices recovered slightly with the Dow, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq picking up 72 points, 13 points and 35 points respectively.