U.S. Stocks Eke Out Modest Gains

By Markets MarketWatch Pulse

U.S. stocks closed marginally higher on Tuesday, as the main indexes struggled to regain momentum following a renewed rout in oil prices. The S&P 500 closed a point higher at 1,881.36. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 27.80 points, or 0.2%, to 16,015.88. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite ended the day down 11.47 points, or 0.3%, at 4,476.95.

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