Dow Retakes 18,000 As Oil, Earnings Lift Sentiment

By Markets MarketWatch Pulse

U.S. stocks on Tuesday opened modestly higher, putting the market on track to rebound somewhat after dropping in two of the past three sessions. Relatively strong oil prices and earnings helped lead early gains. Procter & Gamble Co. , 3M Co. and DuPont traded higher after their earnings reports, shares of Whirlpool Corp. and Eli Lilly & Co. are declining. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 44 points, or 0.2%, to 18,012, the S&P 500 index climbed 4 points, or 0.2%, at 2,092. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite added 6 points, or 0.1%, to 4,902.

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