Apple Hits $600 Billion Market Cap

0 Posted by - April 10, 2012 - Career & Business, Economics, Money, Video Games & Apps

Stocks turned lower Tuesday, extending their recent string of declines, as weakness in overseas markets and the start of earnings season kept investors on edge.

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped into negative territory, led byAlcoa [AA  9.54  watchlist down Apple Hits $600 Billion Market Cap  -0.06  (-0.62%)] and ExxonMobil [XOM  82.97  watchlist down Apple Hits $600 Billion Market Cap  -0.91  (-1.08%)  ], following four straight sessions of declines.

The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq also turned negative. The CBOE Volatility Index, widely considered the best gauge of fear in the market, edged above 19.

Among the key S&P sectors, utilities slipped, while techs struggled to hold gains.

CONTINUED at CNBC.

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