WALL STREET: The Dow Jones industrial average lost 0.1 percent to 16,560.54 on Tuesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 fell 0.2 percent to 1,933.75 and the Nasdaq composite fell 0.3 percent to 4,389.25.
OIL LEAK: U.S. crude oil futures slipped 16 cents to $97.21 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. That followed three days of increases over concerns about the reliability of Iraqi oil production. U.S. crude is trading at a seven-month low.
CURRENCIES: The euro slipped to $1.3365 from $1.3370 late Tuesday. The dollar was steady at 102.29 yen.