Stocks in the united states fell in today's trading session affected by energy producer as they slumped following EIA report which showed bigger than expected rise in the inventories thus erasing earlier gains acquired in the session triggered by the acquisition news that emerged from Hewlett Packard taking over 3com Corp.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average index shed 93.79 points or 0.91% to close at 10197.47 levels, The Standard & Poor's 500 Index lost 11.27 points or 1.03% to close at 1087.24 levels, The NASDAQ Composite Index declined 17.88 points or 0.83% to close at 2149.02 levels.