Stocks Finish Mixed

The Dow and S&P 500 posted small gains while the Nasdaq edged lower. The Fed moved to boost consumer credit and aid the market for mortgage-backed securities

U.S. stocks closed mixed Tuesday as profit taking pressured the market following two strong sessions. Technology issues underperformed the broader market. But bonds surged after the Federal Reserve announced a $600 billion program to buy mortgage-related debt and a $200 billion facility to support consumer debt securities.

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