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Stocks close lower on weaker earnings; Twitter plunges
Stocks close lower on weaker earnings; Twitter plunges

 U.S. stocks fell broadly on Tuesday as investors found little to cheer in corporate earnings reports. A plunge in Twitter led Internet companies sharply lower. Twitter dropped 18 percent after company insiders were allowed to sell stock for the first time since the initial public offering last year. Netflix fell 5 percent, Facebook and Amazon, 4 percent each, and Google, 2 percent. Nine of the ten industry groups in the Standard and Poor's 500 fell, led by a 1.4 percent drop in financial companies after results for insurer American International Group fell short of analysts' expectations. Home builder stocks dropped after more signs of weakness in the housing market. ...

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