By The Associated Press
Stocks closed lower on Wall Street as traders return from a long holiday weekend.
The S&P 500 fell 0.4 percent Tuesday. The index is coming off its second weekly gain. The Dow lost 0.6 percent and the Nasdaq slipped 0.1 percent. Crude oil prices rose.
Markets are looking ahead to a quieter week with company earnings reports winding down and just a trickle of government economic reports expected, including data on manufacturing, layoffs and trade. DocuSign, GameStop, Dave & Buster’s and Kroger are set to report their most recent quarterly financial results this week.
The S&P 500 fell 18.94 points, or 0.4 percent, to 4,496.83.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 195.74 points, or 0.6 percent, to 34,641.97.
The Nasdaq composite fell 10.86 points, or 0.1 percent, to 14,020.95.
The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies fell 40.38 points, or 2.1 percent, to 1,880.45.
For the year:
The S&P 500 is up 657.33 points, or 17.1 percent.
The Dow is up 1,494.72 points, or 4.5 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 3,554.47 points, or 34 percent.
The Russell 2000 is up 119.20 points, or 6.8 percent.