US Stocks Mixed Tuesday

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. stock indexes closed mixed Tuesday as investors wait for news about Greece and the results of the latest U.S. Federal Reserve meeting.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up nearly 8 points to 11,409 while the Standard & Poors-500 was down 2 points to 1,202. The technology-laden NASDAQ was off 22 points to 2,590.

European stock prices closed sharply higher.

London's Financial Times index rose 104 points – 2 percent – to close at 5,364. The CAC-40 in Paris closed 44 points higher – 1.5 percent – to 2,984 and Frankfurt's DAX index was up 156 points – nearly 3 percent – to 5,572.

New York gold closed at $1,806.60 an ounce – up $30.20.

The dollar was lower against the yen and euro.