Market close: Mixed bag for techs

Summary:Technology stocks finished mixed Thursday as the Nasdaq composite tacked on 13 points to 3,720.74.

Technology stocks finished mixed Thursday as the Nasdaq composite tacked on 13 points to 3,720.74. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 67 points to 10,413.12 after some disappointing productivity numbers fueled more interest-rate speculation.

Productivity of U.S. workers rose at a smaller-than-expected pace in the first three months of this year while labor costs spiked higher, the Labor Department reported.

Federal Reserve Chief Alan Greenspan did not offer any clues on the central bank's intentions in his speech to a Chicago banking conference Thursday. Full story. -- Larry Barrett, ZDNet Inter@ctive Investor

Topics: Banking

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