Stocks Finish Mixed

Investors took a breath Tuesday after a big rally in the previous session. Market players weighed new M&A activity and strength in the dollar

Major stock indexes finished mixed Tuesday, with the Dow Jones industrial average retreating from its surge to record highs in the previous session as investors took profits. Investors weighed more takeover activity, further strengthening of the U.S. dollar, and another drop in oil prices against a report showing further deterioration in the housing sector.

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