NEW YORK --A rally in energy stocks wasn't enough to lift the broader market, leaving indexes mostly lower at the closing bell.
Chevron, ConocoPhillips and other energy companies rose sharply Tuesday as the price of crude oil jumped 5 percent.
DuPont soared 8 percent after its embattled CEO said she would retire.
Biotechnology companies had another tumble. Investors are worried about pushback the industry's drug pricing practices.
The Dow Jones industrial average edged up 13 points, less than 0.1 percent, to 16,790. It jumped 304 points the day before.
The Standard & Poor's 500 fell seven points, or 0.4 percent, to 1,979. The Nasdaq composite fell 32 points, or 0.7 percent, to 4,748.
Bond prices rose. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.03 percent.