How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Tuesday

How the Dow Jones industrial average and other major indexes fared Tuesday

Associated Press

U.S. stocks closed mostly higher Tuesday after a three-day slump. Oil prices plunged the most in two years, dragging down energy stocks. Several airlines stocks and companies that reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings helped lift stocks.

On Tuesday:

The Dow Jones industrial average lost 5.88 points, or 0.04 percent, to 16,315.19.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 2.96 points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,877.70.

The Nasdaq composite gained 13.52 points, or 0.3 percent, to 4,227.17.

For the week:

The Dow Jones industrial average is down 228.91 points, or 1.4 percent.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index is down 28.43 points, or 1.5 percent.

The Nasdaq composite is down 49.07 points, or 1.2 percent.

For the year:

The Dow is down 261.47 points, or 1.6 percent.

The S&P 500 index is up 29.34 points, or 1.6 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 50.58 points, or 1.2 percent.

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