Stocks Finish Lower

Investors booked some profits after a Greenspan speech in Berlin, and ahead of a barrage of earnings reports from big-name companies

Stocks finished lower Tuesday as investors took some profits and weighed comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan. The major averages have been bid up recently in anticipation of strong corporate results, so any disappointments in December-quarter results are likely to be punished, notes Standard & Poor's MarketScope.

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