How the major stock indexes fared Tuesday (AP)

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.

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