Stocks continue to linger near their lows of the day going into afternoon trading on Tuesday.

Trucking and housing stocks are leading the decline, with the Dow Jones Trucking Index down 5.2 percent and the Philadelphia Housing Index down 4.6 percent.

Meanwhile, gold and tobacco stocks continue to buck the downtrend by the broader markets. The Amex Gold Bugs Index and the Amex Tobacco Index are up 2.4 percent and 2 percent, respectively.

Currently, the Dow is down 160.09 at 7,815.76, the Nasdaq is down 28.96 at 1,577.75, and the S&P 500 is down 14.59 at 820.89.

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