The Dow and S&P 500 closed in positive territory Tuesday while the Nasdaq ended the session fractionally lower. Materials, health care, and utility shares led advancers. Stocks traded with mixed moves on news that European leaders are considering creating a second bailout fund to bolster the region’s debt-ridden nations.
Indices closed with gains on Monday. Financial brands JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America led advancers on the Dow. Stocks stepped up amid some alarming news. Standard & Poor’s placed 15 euro-zone nations on review for possible downgrades, including Germany and France.
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