DOWNWARD TREND

S&P 500 Snaps Eight-Day Climb

It wasn't a great day for the financial markets. The S&P 500 was down 6.24 points at Tuesday's close, snapping an eight-day climb. The index fell .4 percent to 1,676.26 thanks to a Federal Reserve member calling for a reduced stimulus and Coca-Cola's quarterly profits declining. The Dow Jones Industrial Average also fell by 32.41 points, or .2 percent, to close at 15,451.85. The Nasdaq closed at 3,598.50, down 8.99 points.