Fears of a possible government shutdown weighed the markets down to a lower open with the Dow losing 34 points to 15,416. Nasdaq slipped 7 points to 3766.
On the upside
Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) reported that 9 million iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S devices were sold over the weekend.
RF Micro Devices (Nasdaq: RFMD) completed the expansion of a manufacturing facility in China.
Isis Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: ISIS) reported upbeat results from a Phase 2 study of its ISIS-APOCIII Rx in treating patients with familial chylomicronemia syndrome.
On the downside
Groupon (Nasdaq: GRPN) failed in its efforts to dismiss a lawsuit alleging securities fraud related to the coupon company's initial public offering.
Barclays downgraded Sealed Air (NYSE: SEE) from an Overweight rating to an Equal Weight rating.
In the broad market, declining issues outpaced advancers by a margin of more than 7 to 5 on the NYSE and by more than 5 to 3 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 lost 7 points to 1702.
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