Stocks stabilize after an early slide; Japan’s Nikkei slumps


Stocks are mostly lower in the U.S., led by declines in energy companies.

Several companies were moving on earnings news Tuesday.

Twenty-First Century Fox slumped 3 percent after reporting revenue that fell short of analysts’ estimates, and Goodyear Tire & Rubber jumped 6 percent after its earnings easily beat forecasts.

The Dow Jones industrial average gave up 24 points, or 0.2 percent, to 16,000 as of 11:45 a.m. Eastern time.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index slipped 1 point to 1,852. The Nasdaq composite edged up a point to 4,284.

Overseas, Japan’s market slumped 5 percent.

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