The Dow slid 16 points to close at 11416 on a quiet day of trading. The Nasdaq and S&P 500 rose slightly.
Wall Street, after the worst week in years, heard one good piece of news. Friday's jobs report proved better than expected.
Domestic merger and acquisition deals totaled $584.4 billion through June – the highest total since before the financial crisis
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.