U.S. stocks closed generally flat on Tuesday after two days of gains as investors awaited fresh catalysts before making big bets on equities as tensions between the U.S. and North Korea, which had overshadowed the market recently, took a backseat. The S&P 500 slipped 1 point to close at 2,464 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average edged up 5 points to end at 21,999. The Nasdaq Composite Index fell 8 points, or 0.1%, to close at 6,333.
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