U.S. Stocks End Flat As Oil Continues To Slide

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U.S. stocks closed little changed on Tuesday as a rally in materials was offset by losses in the energy sector. The main indexes spent the session switching between gains and losses. The S&P 500 closed off by a point at 1,852.24. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed off 12.26 points, or less than 0.1%, at 16,015.20. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite ended the day down 14.99 points, or 0.4%, at 4,268.76.

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