The

Dow Jones Industrial Average

inched into positive territory thanks to gains in financial-services titans

American Express

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and

J.P. Morgan

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.

The Dow was up 6 to 9903. American Express was up 3 5/8 to 127 1/8, while J.P. Morgan was up 3 3/4 to 122 15/16.

Dow component

Caterpillar

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tumbled on a profit warning and was off 5 3/16, or 10%, to 45 11/16.

Technology stocks continued to suffer the most today. The

Nasdaq Composite Index

was down 32 to 2380. Tech stocks were weaker in large part because of

Oracle

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, which tumbled 7 15/16, or 22%, to 28 15/16 on disappointment over the company's revenue growth.

Yesterday,

TheStreet.com

wrote about the company's earnings report. Oracle was also most active on the

Nasdaq Stock Market

on volume of 86 million.

Dick Stein, chief technical analyst at

Noble Financial Group

said the market is highly suspect right now, given the fact that the Dow has gained about 700 points since March 2.

The

S&P 500

was down 3 to 1295. The small-cap

Russell 2000

was down 3 to 398.

TheStreet.com Internet Sector

index was down 10 to 574.

TheStreet.com E-Commerce Index

was down 2 to 107.

The 30-year bond was up 12/32, to 95 25/32, yielding 5.54%.

On the

New York Stock Exchange

, decliners were beating advancers 1,589 to 1,278 on 637 million shares. On the

Nasdaq Stock Market

, losers were beating winners 2,253 to 1,503 on 706 million shares.

On the NYSE, 69 issues had set new 52-week lows while 53 had touched new highs. On the Nasdaq, 68 issues had set new lows while new highs totaled 45.

On the Big Board,

Rite Aid

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was most active, with 86 million shares changing hands. It was down 8, or 37%, to 28 13/16.