How the major stock indexes fared on Tuesday

AP News
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Posted: Jan 05, 2010 5:25 PM

Investors turned cautious on the second trading day of the year as a pair of economic reports sent mixed signals about how the recovery was going. Major stock indexes ended flat a day after the Dow Jones industrials soared more than 150 points on upbeat manufacturing reports in the U.S. and China. The economic news on Tuesday was more muddled. A strong report on factory orders mainly offset bad news about a plunge in home sales in November.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 11.94, or 0.1 percent, to 10,572.02.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 3.53, or 0.3 percent, to 1,136.52.

The Nasdaq composite index rose 0.29, or less than 0.1 percent, to 2,308.71.

For the week:

The Dow is up 143.97, or 1.4 percent.

The S&P is up 21.42, or 1.9 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 39.56, or 1.7 percent.

For the year:

The Dow is up 143.97, or 1.4 percent.

The S&P is up 21.42, or 1.9 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 39.56, or 1.7 percent.