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.
The Dow Jones industrial average lost 5.88 points, or 0.04 per cent, to 16,315.19.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 2.96 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 1,877.70.
The Nasdaq composite gained 13.52 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 4,227.17.
For the week:
The Dow Jones industrial average is down 228.91 points, or 1.4 per cent.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index is down 28.43 points, or 1.5 per cent.
The Nasdaq composite is down 49.07 points, or 1.2 per cent.
For the year:
The Dow is down 261.47 points, or 1.6 per cent.
The S&P 500 index is up 29.34 points, or 1.6 per cent.
The Nasdaq is up 50.58 points, or 1.2 per cent.