After a strong week in gains, Friday's jobs report, which put the June unemployment rate at 9.2 percent, pulled stocks down
US economy added just 18,000 jobs in June, a sign the recovery is dragging. The unemployment rate rose from 9.1 to 9.2 percent. Still, most economists see a pickup in second half of 2011.
The Dow fell about 13 points, the S&P 500 lost 2 points, and the Nasdaq gained 10 points
Energy stocks got a boost from a deal that Southern Union Co. struck with Energy Transfer Equity LP. But even as energy stocks rose, others wavered Tuesday.
The Dow rose 145 points, S&P 500 rose 17, and Nasdaq closed 41 points higher, as home prices edged up and Greece came closer to avoiding a default
Stock prices look to open higher on Wall Street, despite weak consumer spending. Stock prices are being buoyed by hopes that Europe's debt crisis will ease.
Tech stocks reported poor earnings Friday, causing shares to fall. Tech stocks are seen as an early indicator for corporate earnings in other sectors.
Greece bailout talks involve a second rescue package roughly the size of the first. But Greece bailout could be delayed until July.
Mutual funds invested in stocks lost money in May. It was the first time in five months that investors pulled out more money than they put in to stock mutual funds.
Stocks on the Dow average rose 1 point, only the second rise in stocks in June. Wendy's and VF Corp. deals help buoy sentiment.