The EconomyMarch's Case-Shiller 20-city home price index slipped 0.5% from February, dashing economists' expectations for 3% growth. The Federal Housing Finance Agency's housing price index for March rose 0.3% from February's decline of 0.4%.
Company NewsHome Depot ( HD) and Alcoa ( AA) were two of a handful of Dow components that closed higher, while Kraft Foods ( KFT), Chevron ( CVX), and Coca-Cola ( KO) were the biggest drags. On the New York Stock Exchange, AAR ( AIR), a products and services provider to aviation and defense industries, was the weakest-performing stock, followed by Navios Maritime Acquisition ( NNA).
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