Stocks Closed Mixed, Nasdaq at Fresh Record

U.S. stocks ended mixed on Tuesday, with the Nasdaq closing at Fresh Record ahead of the Christmas holiday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 36.08 points or 0.13%, to 28,515.45. The S&P 500 was down 0.63 point, or 0.02%, to3,223.38. The Nasdaq Composite rose 7.24 points, or 0.08%, to 8,952.88.

Oil futures on Tuesday settled sharply higher. West Texas Intermediate crude oil for February delivery rose 59 cents, or 1%, to settle at $61.11 a barrel.

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