How the major stock indexes fared Tuesday

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Posted: Feb 22, 2011 5:10 PM
How the major stock indexes fared Tuesday

Stocks fell sharply and oil prices spiked to their highest level in two years Tuesday as unrest in Libya worsened. Oil prices jumped 6 percent to $95 a barrel. The Standard & Poor's 500 had its worst day since Aug. 11.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 178.46 points, or 1.4 percent, to 12,212.79.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 27.57, or 2 percent, to 1,315.44.

The Nasdaq composite fell 77.53, or 2.7 percent, to 2,756.42.

For the year to date:

The Dow is up 635.28, or 5.5 percent.

The S&P is up 57.80, or 4.6 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 103.55, or 3.9 percent.