How the major stock indexes fared on Tuesday

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Posted: Sep 11, 2012 5:31 PM
How the major stock indexes fared on Tuesday

Investors spent Tuesday preparing for two events sure to move markets this week: a Federal Reserve meeting and a court decision on whether Germany can help support its struggling neighbors. And if the stock market's gains Tuesday are any sign, they expect both events to turn out well.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 69.07 points, or 0.5 percent, to close at 13,323.36.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 4.48 points, or 0.3 percent, to 1,433.56.

The Nasdaq composite index increased 0.51 point, or 0.02 percent, to 3,104.53.

For the week:

The Dow is up 16.72 points, or 0.1 percent.

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The S&P 500 is down 4.36 points, or 0.3 percent.

The Nasdaq is down 31.89 points, or 1 percent.

For the year:

The Dow is up 1,105.80 points, or 9.1 percent.

The S&P 500 is up 175.96 points, or 13.9 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 499.38 points, or 19.2 percent.