Stocks traded lower on Tuesday. Brands such as Hewlett-Packard, Alcoa, and Bank of America led Dow decliners amid a variety of economic news.
Indices closed in red territory on Monday. Bank of America, Walt Disney and Hewlett-Packard stood out among Dow decliners. Stocks took a dive amid political gridlock. The Congressional super committee, charged with coming up with $1.2 trillion in maneuvers, failed to find common ground.