Stocks Finish Mixed

The major indexes were unable to hold on to gains after the bullish readings on durable goods orders, consumer confidence, and new home sales

Stocks let go of earlier gains and finished mixed to slightly lower on Tuesday. Investors seemed encouraged by strong showings on durable goods orders, consumer confidence, and new home sales, but a spike in Treasury yields halted potential gains. The stock market appears to be in correction mode following highs reached in major indices last week, says Standard & Poor's MarketScope.

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