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Last Updated at 13 Apr 2018, 15:06 GMT *Chart shows local time Dow Jones intraday chart
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(Close): The home improvement chain Home Depot led the Dow Jones lower after a report of a data breach.

Shares fell 2.5% after the security expert Brain Krebs claimed that hackers had stolen credit and debt cards from the chain.

Home Depot said it was "looking into some unusual activity".

Overall, the Dow Jones was down 31 points at 17,067.56. The S&P 500 fell just one point to 2002.28, while the Nasdaq rose 18 points, to 4,598.

Home Depot said it would notify customers immediately if it established that a breach had occurred.

"Protecting our customers' information is something we take extremely seriously, and we are aggressively gathering facts at this point while working to protect customers. If we confirm that a breach has occurred, we will make sure customers are notified immediately," the company said in a statement.

The website Krebs on Security reported that a number of banks had seen evidence that Home Depot was the source of a batch of stolen credit and debit cards that were put up for sale on underground markets.

Elsewhere, Dollar General rose 0.6% after it increased its bid for rival Family Dollar to $9.1bn.

Family Dollar has already rejected a bid from Dollar General, favouring a lower offer from Dollar Tree.

Shares in Arcadia Pharmaceuticals rose 11% after its nuplazid treatment for psychosis related to Parkinson's disease had been given "breakthrough therapy" designation by the US Food and Drug Administration.

Tuesday was the first day of trading for the week, after markets were closed Monday for the Labor day holiday.