Shares of some top credit card companies were down at the close of trading: American Express Co. fell $.15 or .2 percent, to $91.71.
Aflac Inc. (AFL) on Tuesday reported earnings that declined by 8.9 percent in its second quarter, but beat analysts' expectations.
American Express Co. (AXP) on Tuesday reported earnings that rose by 9 percent in its second quarter, and topped analysts' expectations.
A U.S. District Court Judge has ordered the seizure of a vessel carrying about 1 million barrels of Kurdish crude oil about 60 miles off the Galveston coast.
Here is a timeline of developments in the move to sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
Shares of some top media companies were mixed at the close of trading: Comcast Corp. rose $.34 or .6 percent, to $54.73.