Lingering concerns about the political future of Greece pushed U.S. and global stock markets modestly lower on Tuesday. Trading was slow as most investors have closed their books for 2014. It was the eighth-slowest day of the year on the New York Stock Exchange.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 55.16 points, or 0.3 percent, to 17,983.07.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index lost 10.22 points, or 0.5 percent, to 2,080.35.
The Nasdaq composite fell 29.47 points, or 0.6 percent, to 4,777.44.
For the week:
The Dow is down 70.64 points, or 0.4 percent.
The S&P 500 is down 8.42 points, or 0.4 percent.
The Nasdaq composite fell 29.42, or 0.6 percent.
For the year:
The Dow is up 1,406,41 points, or 8.5 percent.
The S&P 500 index is up 231.99 points, or 12.6 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 600.85 points, or 14.9 percent.