24/7 Wall St. Closing Bell — October 18, 2012: Markets Open Low, Close Lower (AAPL, DUK, COP, POT, HOG, AXP, EBAY, NE, SCSS, STLD, BSX, DO, MS, NVR, PM, LUV, SVU, UNP, VZ, AMD, COF, CMG, MSFT, RVBD, BHI, HON, KSU, SLB, GOOG, CLWR, S, NOK)

Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) is down 8.2% at $693.65. The Internet search giant reported early today and the news was not pretty. More coverage here.

Clearwire Corp. (NASDAQ: CLWR) is down 9.1% at $2.06. The wireless carrier is now majority owned by Sprint Nextel Corp. (NYSE: S) and a full buyout looks increasingly unlikely for now. More coverage here.

Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK) is down 2.7% at $2.86. The mobile handset maker reported better-than-expected EPS, but the company's forecast points at more losses. More coverage here.

Stay tuned for Friday. We have noted the following event on the schedule (all times Eastern):

10:00 a.m. - Existing home sales

Paul Ausick

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