The markets tumbled to close sharply lower with the Dow plummeting 133 points to 15,168 as lawmakers failed to seal a deal on raising the debt ceiling. Nasdaq fell 21 points to 3794.
On the upside
Shares of VisionChina Media (Nasdaq: VISN) surged for a second day on no apparent news.
China New Borun (NYSE: BORN) issued a press release stating that it does not comment on unusual activity as it's stock price more than doubled.
Opko Health (NYSE: OPK) extended its gains.
On the downside
J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) denied rumors that it hired an bankruptcy advisor but the stock price fell.
Invesco (NYSE: IVZ) fund manager Neil Woodford will leave the firm.
Canaccord Genuity downgraded Coronado Biosciences (Nasdaq: CNDO) from a Buy rating to a Hold rating.
In the broad market, declining issues outpaced advancers by a margin of more than 3 to 1 on the NYSE and by nearly 5 to 2 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 dropped 12 points to 1698.
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