Stocks End Mixed, Dow Extends Losing Streak

U.S. stocks ended mixed on Tuesday as retailers including Best Buy Co. beat estimates and as Wall Street looked to clues about future U.S. monetary policy. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 7.75 points, or 0.05%, to 15,002.99. The S&P 500 index gained 6.29 points, or 0.38%, to 1,652.35. The Nasdaq Composite climbed 24.50 points, or 0.68%, to 3,613.59.

AT&T’s U-verse pay-TV service said on Tuesday it would not carry Al Jazeera America as the cable news network funded by the emir of Qatar launched in the United States.

LinkedIn Corp said it will open its social networking site to those above 13 years of age in a move aimed at attracting a younger membership base. The company said the changes will come into effect on September 12.

Barnes & Noble Inc. (BKS) ended for now its push to break up the largest U.S. bookstore chain after founder Leonard Riggio said he won’t bid for its retail stores and losses widened.

Eastman Kodak Co., which dominated the photography industry before being hobbled by digital competition, won court approval of a plan to exit bankruptcy as a commercial printing company that sells nothing to consumers.

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