Renewed concerns of a government shutdown sent the markets down to a lower close with the Dow falling 66 points to 15,334. Nasdaq added 2 points to 3768.
On the upside
L & L Energy (Nasdaq: LLEN) produced documents to refute allegations by GeoInvesting.
Office Depot (NYSE: ODP) introduced the new anti bullying program "Be the Difference. Speak Up Against Bullying!" targeting middle school students through its Office Depot Foundation.
Reuters reported that TIM Participacoes (NYSE: TSU) may have to be sold.
On the downside
A Seeking Alpha contributor wrote that Nuverra Environmental Solutions (NYSE: NES) was at risk to default.
J. P. Morgan downgraded Prosena Holding (Nasdaq: RNA) from an Overweight rating to a Neutral rating.
A Seeking Alpha contributor wrote that the strong well results from Goodrich Petroleum's (NYSE: GDP) Tuscaloosa Marine Shale will payoff in the long run.
In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of nearly 5 to 4 on both the NYSE and on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 slipped 4 points to 1697.