Wall Street is pulled down by the Fed minutes. Mark Lasseigne has your stock market report on today's Acadiana Business Index.

  • Federal Reserve officials were divided at their last meeting over whether and when to start buying more securities.   The Fed's portfolio has more than doubled since 2008, and now holds $2.9 trillion in assets.
  • Leading the declines were industrials stocks, after a report showed industrial production unchanged in January, disappointing economists' expectations for an increase.
  • In corporate news, Procter & Gamble said it has terminate the deal to sell its Pringles business to Diamond Foods, and instead will sell the business to Kellogg for $2.7 billion. Kellogg rose 5.1% while Diamond Foods added 5.2%.
  • Deere fell 5.4% after topping earnings and revenue estimates, but reported farm and construction machinery sales that were below the company's previous forecast.
  • Crude-oil closed to $101.56 a barrel.
  • Gold closed at $1,726 an ounce.