Stocks End Third Quarter in the Red

Worries about earnings and economic growth continue to haunt the market. On Tuesday, the ISM-manufacturing index and auto sales will be the highlights

Stocks finished the third quarter on a down note Monday amid persistent worries about weak earnings and economic growth. The major averages recovered from the worst levels of the day, but investors found little reason to buy considering the tough preannouncement season has led to sharply reduced estimates for earnings growth.

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