Stocks dip slightly, oil prices rise despite release of crude
Stocks edged down in choppy trading on Wall Street on Tuesday as losses at communications and tech companies tempered gains elsewhere in the market.
The S&P 500 fell 0.3% at 2:36 p.m. EST. The benchmark is on track for its third straight decline after setting a record last Thursday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 85 points, or 0.2%, to 35,705, and the Nasdaq fell 1.3%.