On the downsideShares of embattled investment bank Lehman Brothers Holdings (NYSE: LEH) tumbled to a 8-year lows as the cost of debt protection rose and investors continued to worry about mortgage-related losses.
In the broad market, declining issues outpaced advancers by a margin
of 5 to 4 on the NYSE, but were outpaced by a margin of 5 to 4 on Nasdaq. The
Russell 2000 which tracks small cap stocks climbed 2 points to 669.