How the major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

The Associated Press

U.S. stocks drifted lower in uneven trading Tuesday as fears about the "fiscal cliff" and Greece tipped major indexes between gains and losses. A surge in Home Depot's stock prevented a steeper drop for the Dow Jones industrial average.

The Dow closed down closed down 58.90 points, or 0.5 percent, at 12,756.18.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 5.50 points, or 0.4 percent, to 1,374.53.

The Nasdaq composite index lost 20.37 points, or 0.7 percent, to 2,883.89.

For the week:

The Dow is down 59.21 points, or 0.5 percent.

The S&P 500 index is down 5.32 points, or 0.4 percent.

The Nasdaq is down 20.98 points, or 0.7 percent.

For the year:

The Dow is up 538.62 points, or 4.4 percent.

The S&P 500 is up 116.93 points, or 9.3 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 278.74 points, or 10.7 percent.