After a steep opening-hour selloff and some weak consumer confidence numbers, stock indexes have...

|By:, SA News Editor

After a steep opening-hour selloff and some weak consumer confidence numbers, stock indexes have been dragging along a down range into midday. The Dow -1.4% to 9265; S&P 500 -1.5% to 998; Nasdaq -1.8% to 1974. Crude -4.4% to $67.43, a two-week low. Gold -1%.