NEW YORK, N.Y. – U.S. stock indexes struggled to a mixed close Tuesday as energy companies fell with the price of oil, while utility and phone companies rose. Investors sold household goods makers after a report showed consumers are growing more worried about business and job market conditions.
The Dow Jones industrial average sank 86.02 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 17,787.20.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index gave up 2.11 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 2,096.95.
The Nasdaq composite index rose 14.55 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 4,948.05.
For the year:
The Dow is up 362.17 points, or 2.1 per cent.
The S&P 500 is up 53.01 points, or 2.6 per cent.
The Nasdaq is down 59.36 points, or 1.2 per cent.