Stocks End Lower on Greek Talks Worries, Earnings

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

New York, NY (AP) - Stocks are ending lower on concerns that a deal to prevent a default by Greece might fall through.

A slew of U.S. corporate earnings Tuesday did little to bolster investors' confidence.

The Dow Jones industrial average closed down 33 points at 12,676. It has risen or fallen less than 100 points in 13 trading sessions, the longest calm stretch since March and April of last year.

The Standard & Poor's 500 lost a point to close at 1,315. It's only the third time the S&P has ended lower this year.

The Nasdaq added 2 points to 2,787 after a day of wavering between small gains and losses.

Rising stocks slightly outnumbered falling ones on the New York Stock Exchange. Trading volume was lighter than average at 3.7 billion shares.

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