Wall Street ends mixed as traders hope the Fed will pump more cash into the economy as U.S. home construction drops more than expected in August. Mark Lasseigne fills you in on the markets on the Acadiana Business Index.

  • ConAgra’s net profit fell.  The company’s margins have been squeezed by increased costs for raw materials. The firm also warned that 2Q earnings will be weaker than a year ago. CAG down 1.7% to 22.99
  • Crude oil settled at $86.03 a barrel.
  • Gold closing at $1,809/ounce.