NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks ended mixed on the first Wall Street trading session of the week. But that was better than the market looked at midday after downbeat reports on construction spending and manufacturing. Monday, the market was closed for the Labor Day holiday.
The Dow closed down 55 points at 13,036 on Tuesday. The S&P 500 index dropped two points to 1,405.
The Nasdaq composite index was up eight points at 3,079. The biggest stock in the Nasdaq, Apple, rose $10 after the company invited reporters to a news event next week at which it is expected to announce the long-awaited iPhone 5.
Trading was light with 3 billion shares changing hands on the New York Stock Exchange. For every three stocks that went up, two went down.
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