US indexes mostly fall; travel companies sink after attacks

March 22, 2016

U.S. stock indexes closed mostly lower as airlines, cruise companies and travel booking sites fell following the attacks in Belgium.

Royal Caribbean dropped 3 percent Tuesday and Priceline declined 2 percent.

Energy and materials companies also moved lower. Health care and technology stocks gained ground.

The Dow Jones industrial average gave up 41 points, or 0.2 percent, to 17,582.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index edged down a point to 2,049. The Nasdaq composite edged up 12 points, or 0.3 percent, to 4,821.

Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 1.94 percent.