Nasdaq Selloff Coverage

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Traders were already antsy about the coming week's trading, when word came down over the weekend that antitrust negotiations between the government and


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had broken down and that a judge would issue a ruling soon.

But traders probably didn't have this in mind.



struggled all day Monday, but just as a cow gets more nervous as the cattleman prepares his branding iron, the jitters increased as the market close -- and the judge's ruling -- approached. And it looks like those jitters continue.

Still, theories abound on the reason for the selloff -- was it in sympathy to the giant software firm, or a long-overdue correction that was merely exacerbated by Mister Softee?

takes a look at these issues in ongoing coverage.

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