NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Stocks closed mixed Tuesday as investors mostly stood pat ahead of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's speech at the Jackson Hole, Wyo. global economic symposium this weekend.
It was another light volume session with the slow trading colored by several gloomy reports on the global economy and a weak reading on consumer confidence.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished down nearly 22 points, or 0.17%, at 13,103. The blue-chip index, which has now lost ground in five of the past six sessions, ranged less than 70 points on the day.
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