U.S. stocks closed little changed on Tuesday as investors sorted through some mixed results from big U.S. retailers and new data on inflation, manufacturing and homebuilding. Energy stocks were among the biggest decliners as oil prices closed lower.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 6.49 points, or 0.04 percent, to 17,489.50.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 2.75 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,050.44.
The Nasdaq composite index added 1.40 points, or 0.03 percent, to 4,986.01.
For the week:
The Dow is up 244.26 points, or 1.4 percent.
The S&P is up 27.40 points, or 1.4 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 58.13 points, or 1.2 percent.
For the year:
The Dow is down 333.57 points, or 1.9 percent.
The S&P is down 8.46 points, or 0.4 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 249.96 points, or 5.3 percent.