Weak economy sends stocks down

NEW YORK (AP) — More signs of a weak economy gave investors a reason to sell stocks for a second day.

Stocks extended their pullback Tuesday after news of a seventh-straight monthly drop in industrial production overshadowed better-than-expected reports on home construction, building permits and inflation.

All the major stock indexes fell more than 1 percent, and the Dow Jones industrial average lost 107 points, bringing its two-day drop to nearly 300 points.