Oil: Fears that the Persian Gulf War is escalating drove futures prices up $2.88 to $24.18 a barrel.
Dow Industrials: The Dow average lost 25.99 points to close at 2,603.22.
Credit Markets: Bond prices fell as the market reacted to news about the Gulf War and the rise in oil prices.
Metals: Gold rose slightly in New York, edging up 70 cents an ounce to $379.40 on the Commodity Exchange.
Currency: The dollar gained strongly on the missile attack on Israel and remarks by Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan that indicated he may curb the use of interest-rate declines to stimulate economic growth.