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How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Tuesday

NEW YORK, N.Y. – U.S. stocks slipped Tuesday as investors continued to sell phone company and utility shares. Energy companies rose with the price of oil, but stocks have been locked in an up-and-down pattern for more than a week.

On Tuesday:

The Dow Jones industrial average sank 84.03 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 18,552.02.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index lost 12 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 2,178.15.

The Nasdaq composite declined 34.90 points, or 0.7 per cent, to 5,227.11.

For the week:

The Dow is down 24.45 points, or 0.1 per cent.

The S&P 500 is down 5.90 points, or 0.3 per cent.

The Nasdaq is down 5.78 points, or 0.1 per cent.

For the year:

The Dow is up 1,126.99 points, or 6.5 per cent.

The S&P 500 is up 134.21 points, or 6.6 per cent.

The Nasdaq is up 219.70 points, or 4.4 per cent.