The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 32 points, or 0.26%, to close at 12,535. The blue-chip index ranged from 12,576 to 12,452 on the day. The S&P 500 tacked on more than 6 points, or 0.48%, to settle at 1320. The Nasdaq, which lost nearly 2% on Monday, advanced 18 points, or 0.63%, to finish at 2854.
NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- U.S. stocks finished with mild gains on Tuesday as investors let improved home price data deflect their attention away from the eurozone debt crisis.