The Dow lost 283 points to close at 11124 after the Federal Reserve announced it would by Treasury bonds to help the economy
Hewlett-Packard's lowered forecast pulled the Dow down, to close about 68 points lower than the previous session. The Nasdaq barely gained, rising 0.90 points just before closing.
Osama bin Laden death has caused 'exuberance and relief' among investors. The killing of bin Laden, along with strong earnings and a substantial deal in the drug sector, will likely send stocks up.