Around the World's Markets: New York

STOCKS FELL, led by Intel and Microsoft, as the tech shares rally that drove the Nasdaq to seven straight records ended. Uncertainty about the anti-trust case against Microsoft "is going to be there for weeks," said Alan Loewenstein, co-manager of the John Hancock Global Technology Fund.

The Nasdaq dropped 19.02 points to 3,124.95, after gaining 12 per cent in its streak. The Dow sank 101.53 points, 1 per cent, to 10,617.32.