Stocks were mixed Tuesday after the eurozone's debt woes offset the encouraging housing data. The Dow Jones industrial average rose marginally to 14,455.82. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 0.2 percent to 1,548.34. The Nasdaq composite index dropped 0.3 percent to 3,229.10.

Benchmark oil for April delivery was up 20 cents to $92.36 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract fell $1.58 to finish at $92.16 a barrel on the Nymex on Tuesday.

In currencies, the euro was nearly unchanged at $1.2874 from $1.2875 late Tuesday in New York. The dollar rose to 94.98 yen from 95.09 yen.

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