How the major stock indexes fared on Tuesday

AP News
Posted: Dec 29, 2009 6:04 PM

The stock market edged lower Tuesday, breaking a six-day advance as reports on home prices and consumer confidence did little to excite buyers. Major indexes rose modestly in the early going but slipped as the dollar strengthened and tugged on commodities prices. A stronger dollar makes commodities more expensive for foreign buyers.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 1.67, or less than 0.1 percent, to 10,545.41.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 1.58, or 0.1 percent, to 1,126.20.

The Nasdaq composite index fell 2.68, or 0.1 percent, to 2,288.40.

For the week:

The Dow is up 25.31, or 0.2 percent.

The S&P is down 0.28, or less than 0.1 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 2.71, or 0.1 percent.

For the year:

The Dow is up 1,769.02, or 20.2 percent.

The S&P is up 222.95, or 24.7 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 711.37, or 45.1 percent.