Stocks are ending slightly lower as some weak earnings reports weigh on the market. The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 13 points, or 0.1%, to 17,217 Tuesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index declined two points, or 0.1%, to 2,030. The Nasdaq composite edged down 24 points, or 0.5%, to 4,880.
IBM sank 6% Tuesday after the company reported that its revenue fell for the 14th quarter in a row. Harley-Davidson plunged 14% after reporting a drop in profit and cutting its forecasts for motorcycle shipments. Pizza Hut and KFC owner Yum Brands gained 2% after saying it would spin off its struggling China business. Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.07%.