Why the Dow's Falling Today

It's been a rough day for the markets today, which were dragged down by a subpar jobs report showing that just 80,000 jobs were created in June. That means that the unemployment rate will stay at 8.2%, spurring even more questions about the uncertain global economy. Not surprisingly, cyclical stocks are many of the big losers today, with Caterpillar dropping around 3% as of mid-afternoon. Check out the video below for more on what drove the markets today, and which individual stocks were hurt most by the down day.

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