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How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Tuesday

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The stock market closed with a modest loss as investors waited for a series of big economic reports later in the week. Nine of the 10 industry groups in the S&P 500 fell. Only telecommunications stocks rose. The Dow Jones industrial average sank 70.48 points, or 0.4 percent, to 16,912.11. The Standard & Poor's 500 index lost 8.96 points, or 0.5 percent, to close at 1,969.95. The Nasdaq...

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