How the major stock indexes fared Tuesday

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Posted: Sep 20, 2011 5:11 PM
How the major stock indexes fared Tuesday

Investor optimism faded in a hurry Tuesday after two days of conferences ended with no resolution to Greece's debt crisis. Stocks erased nearly all of their gains in the last hour of trading Tuesday after rallying for much of the day on hopes the Fed would stimulate the economy.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 7.65 points, or 0.1 percent, to close at 11,408.66.

The S&P 500 index fell 2, or 0.2 percent, to 1,202.09.

The Nasdaq composite fell 22.59, or 0.9 percent, to 2,590.24.

For the week to date:

The Dow is down 100.43, or 0.9 percent.

The S&P 500 is down 13.92, or 1.1 percent.

The Nasdaq is down 32.07 or 0.9 percent.

For the year to date:

The Dow is down 168.85, or 1.5 percent.

The S&P 500 is down 55.55, or 4.4 percent.

The Nasdaq is down 62.63, or 2.4 percent.