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Stocks mostly fall on mixed data; IBM lifts Dow

Stocks mostly fall on mixed data; IBM lifts Dow

U.S. stocks ended mostly lower as mixed reports on home prices and consumer confidence gave investors little incentive to step into the market.
A decision Tuesday by IBM Corp. to double its stock-repurchase plan lifted the Dow Jones industrials but most stocks fell.
A rise in home prices couldn't offset worries about consumers. A private research group reports that consumer confidence fell unexpectedly.
The Dow is up 14 at 9,882. The Standard & Poor's 500 index is down 4 at 1,063. The Nasdaq composite index is down 26 at 2,116.
Three stocks fell for every one that rose on the New York Stock Exchange. Volume came to 1.4 billion shares compared with 1.3 billion Monday.


Updated : 2020-11-30 16:44 GMT+08:00