Stocks fell on Tuesday as energy shares slid after the latest failed attempt to halt the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico clouded future prospects for energy company profits.

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> dropped 112.61 points, or 1.11 percent, to 10,024.02, according to the latest available figures. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> dropped 18.70 points, or 1.72 percent, to 1,070.71. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> dropped 34.71 points, or 1.54 percent, to 2,222.33.

(Reporting by Edward Krudy; Editing by Kenneth Barry)