Agence France-PresseDecember 10, 2013 17:31
US stocks Tuesday ended lower as investors looked ahead to a retail sales report that covers the beginning of the critical holiday shopping season.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 52.40 points (0.33 percent) to 15,973.13.
The broad-based S&P 500 shed 5.75 (0.32 percent) at 1,802.62, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index declined 8.26 (0.20 percent) to 4,060.49.
The modest losses came on a fairly quiet day for economic news, said Michael James, managing director at Wedbush Securities.