Stocks Finish Mostly Higher As S&P 500 Breaks Losing Streak

By Wallace WitkowskiMarketWatch Pulse

U.S. stocks finished mostly higher after a choppy day of trading Tuesday with the S&P 500 Index breaking its five-day losing streak but the Nasdaq Composite Index adding to a sixth day of losses. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 47.24 points, or 0.3%, at 16,049.13, after trading within a 177-point range. The S&P 500 closed up 2.32 points, or 0.1%, at 1,884.09, after trading within a 28-point range. The Nasdaq closed down 26.65 points, or 0.6%, at 4,517.32, after trading within a 109-point range on the day.

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