Wall Street ended lower on Tuesday, weighed by energy and technology shares after a batch of lackluster economic data.
Energy and basic materials stocks led the slide in the S&P 500's worst day since January 28, and volume remained light with seven billion shares changing hands on the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange and Nasdaq.
The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> was down 41.55 points, or 0.34 percent, at 12,226.64. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> was down 4.31 points, or 0.32 percent, at 1,328.01. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> was down 12.83 points, or 0.46 percent, at 2,804.35.
(Reporting by Angela Moon; Editing by James Dalgleish)