Written by Associated Press
A day of up-and-down trading on Wall Street ended with stocks posting slight declines Tuesday, handing the market its second straight loss.
Losses in industrial, technology and financial stocks outweighed gains in communications companies and retailers. Mixed data on new U.S. home sales pulled homebuilder stocks lower.
The S&P 500 index dropped 3.16 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,789.65.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 13.02 points, or 0.1 percent, to 25,806.63.
The Nasdaq composite slipped 1.21 points, or 0.02 percent, to 7,576.36.
The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies gave up 7.15 points, or 0.5 percent, to 1,568.28.
For the week:
The S&P 500 is down 14.04 points, or 0.5 percent.
The Dow is down 219.69 points, or 0.8 percent.
The Nasdaq is down 18.99 points, or 0.3 percent.
The Russell 2000 is down 21.36 points, or 1.3 percent.
For the year:
The S&P 500 is up 282.80 points, or 11.3 percent.
The Dow is up 2,479.17 points, or 10.6 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 941.08 points, or 14.2 percent.
The Russell 2000 is up 219.72 points, or 16.3 percent.