(CNBC) -- U.S. stock indexes closed lower Tuesday, giving up gains earlier in the session after a better-than-feared inflation reading and falling back into their September doldrums.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 292.06 points, or 0.8%, to 34,577.57. The S&P 500 dipped nearly 0.6% to 4,443.05 and the Nasdaq Composite ticked about 0.5% lower to 15,037.76.
Stocks popped at the open after the August consumer price index, while still showing a significant jump in inflation, came in less than expected. However, the stock averages turned lower roughly half an hour into trading.
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