U.S. stocks closed lower Tuesday following mixed earnings reports and upbeat new housing data. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 33.84 points, or 0.2%, at 17,511.34, after being off as many as 59 points. The S&P 500 Index declined 5.52 points, or 0.3%, to finish at 2,096.92, after being off by as many as 8 points. The Nasdaq Composite Index fell 32.35 points, or 0.6%, to close at 5.059.35, after hitting a 37-point deficit on the day.
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