By The Associated Press
Homebuilders led stocks up on Tuesday, helping major indexes recoup some losses from the day before. Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. surged after the media conglomerate said it may split into two companies.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 32.01 points, or 0.3 percent, to close at 12,534.67.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index gained 6.27 points, or 0.5 percent, to 1,319.99.
The Nasdaq composite rose 17.90 points, or 0.6 percent, to 2,854.06.
For the week:
The Dow is down 106.11 points, or 0.8 percent.
The S&P 500 is down 15.03 points, or 1.1 percent.
The Nasdaq is down 38.36 points, or 1.3 percent.
For the year so far:
The Dow is up 317.11 points, or 2.6 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 62.39 points, or 4.9 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 248.91 points, or 9.6 percent.
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