Stocks fall for 3rd day as dollar strengthens

NEW YORK (AP) - November 20, 2009

Investors failed to extend the market's rally after major stock indexes closed at 13-month highs on Tuesday. Worries about housing and demand at technology companies have sent stocks lower for three days.

Stocks fell Friday as a disappointing earnings report from computer maker Dell Inc. dragged tech shares lower.

The Dow Jones industrial average is down 14 at 10,319. The Standard & Poor's 500 index is down 4 at 1,091. The Nasdaq composite index is down 11 at 2,146.

Three stocks fell for every two that rose on the New York Stock Exchange. Volume totaled 1.1 billion shares, in line with Thursday.

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