NEW YORK, N.Y. – U.S. stocks took their biggest loss in almost a month on Tuesday as investors worried about the health of the U.S. economy and sold shares in retailers and car companies. Machinery companies also fell and the price of oil continued to decline.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 90.74 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 18,313.77.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index lost 13.81 points, or 0.6 per cent, to 2,157.03.
The Nasdaq composite slid 46.46 points, or 0.9 per cent, to 5,137.73.
For the week:
The Dow is down 118.47 points, or 0.6 per cent.
The S&P 500 is down 16.57 points, or 0.8 per cent.
The Nasdaq is down 24.40 points, or 0.5 per cent.
For the year:
The Dow is up 888.74 points, or 5.1 per cent.
The S&P 500 is up 113.09 points, or 5.5 per cent.
The Nasdaq is up 130.32 points, or 2.6 per cent.