Wall Street falls again, as the US economic picture fails to impress investors. Mark Lasseigne has your market report on today's Acadiana Business Index.


  • Investors took their cues from a report showing third-quarter gross domestic product in the US was revised down to 2.0%, from the original estimate of 2.5%. In addition, Congress's special deficit-cutting committee called it quits, without reaching a broad deficit-reduction plan. 


In corporate news:
  • Hewlett-Packard lost 0.8%, after the blue-chip technology company issued a downbeat earnings outlook for the current quarter and for next year.
  • Netflix hit its lowest point in more than a year. The Internet video company said it was raising $400 million in cash and warned it would report a loss in 2012. Shares fell 5.4%.
  • Campbell Soup's quarterly earnings fell, although its soup business showed some signs of stabilizing. Revenue also came in lower than analysts expected. Shares dropped 5.3%.
  • Worries about economic growth pushed crude oil down to $96.70 a barrel.
  • And Gold rebounded from recent weakness, settling at $1,702 an ounce.