Stocks decline for a second day; Home Depot falls

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Posted: Sep 09, 2014 4:11 PM
Stocks decline for a second day; Home Depot falls

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are ending lower for a second day in a row.

Apple ended a volatile day little changed after announcing several new products including two iPhones and a smartwatch.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 97 points, or 0.6 percent, to 17,013 Tuesday.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 13 points, or 0.7 percent, to 1,988. The Nasdaq composite fell 40 points, or 0.9 percent, to 4,552.

Home Depot fell 2 percent after the company confirmed that its payment systems had been hacked, potentially exposing millions of shoppers who used credit and debit cards at its stores.

Apple surged, then fell, then ended pretty much where it started, off just 0.4 percent.

Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.50 percent.