AP – Mixed earnings reports and a stronger dollar helped stocks finish about where they started Tuesday. Stocks started the day lower after weak results from Texas Instruments Inc., U.S. Steel Corp. and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. Shares of Dow component DuPont fell after the chemical maker’s earnings fell. A gain in consumer confidence this month helped stocks pare their losses and then edge barely higher in the afternoon.
How the major stock indexes fared Tuesday (AP)
Posted by Yahoo! News: Stock Markets News on October 26th, 2010