NEW YORK (March 19, 2013)--Stocks recovered most of an early loss Tuesday and ended little changed, even after lawmakers in Cyprus rejected the terms of a highly unpopular bailout plan that would have called for raiding the bank accounts of ordinary Cypriots.
The Dow Jones industrial average closed up three points, less than 0.1 percent, at 14,455 after dropping as much as 70 in the afternoon.
Other indexes closed slightly lower.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index lost three points, 0.2 percent, to end the day at 1,548.
The Nasdaq composite lost eight points, or 0.3 percent, to close at 3,229.
Three stocks fell for every two that rose on the New York Stock Exchange where volume was slightly heavier than usual, 3.7 billion shares.