US stocks slightly lower a day after big jump

March 31, 2015 2:44 PM

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U.S. stocks moved lower in early trading Tuesday, erasing some gains from the day before. Investors had their eye on the latest round of corporate deals and new data showing U.S. home prices rose modestly in January.

KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average fell 92 points, or 0.5 percent, to 17,883 as of 10:01 a.m. Eastern. The Standard & Poor's 500 index lost eight points, or 0.4 percent, to 2,077. The Nasdaq composite shed 20 points, or 0.4 percent, to 4,926.

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