How the major stock indexes fared Tuesday

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Posted: Oct 26, 2010 4:40 PM
How the major stock indexes fared Tuesday

Mixed earnings reports and a stronger dollar helped stocks finish about where they started Tuesday. Stocks started the day lower after weak results from Texas Instruments Inc., U.S. Steel Corp. and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. Shares of Dow component DuPont fell after the chemical maker's earnings fell. A gain in consumer confidence this month helped stocks pare their losses and then edge barely higher in the afternoon.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 5.41, or 0.1 percent, to 11,169.46.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 0.02 to 1,185.64.

The Nasdaq composite index rose 6.44, or 0.3 percent, to 2,497.29.

For the week:

The Dow is up 36.90, or 0.3 percent.

The S&P is up 2.56, or 0.2 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 17.90, or 9.7 percent.

For the year:

The Dow is up 741.41, or 7.1 percent.

The S&P is up 70.54, or 6.3 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 228.14, or 10.1 percent.