Wall Street ended mixed, capping a week of across the board losses as the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 25 points. Mark Lasseigne has your market report on today's Acadiana Business Index.


  • Investors remain on edge regarding a lack of progress over what is known as the congressional super committee on deficit reduction. Budget cuts are set to be decided by Wednesday.
  • Shares of H.J. Heinz fell 3.3%, to 51.07. The ketchup maker reported fiscal second-quarter revenue that fell short of estimates.
  • Clearwire plunged 21% to 1.47. The company is weighing whether to make a big debt payment that comes due in two weeks.
  • Salesforce.com dropped 10%, to 113.43. The cloud-computing company indicated that current quarterly earnings might fall short.


  • Crude oil closed at $97.41 a barrel.
  • And Gold settled at $1,725 an ounce.