U.S. Stocks Close Higher For Fourth-straight Day Of Gains

By Wallace WitkowskiMarketWatch Pulse

Stocks logged a fourth straight day of gains on Tuesday as weak retail data encouraged speculation that the Federal Reserve may further delay rate hikes. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 75.90 points, or 0.4%, at 18,053.58. The S&P 500 Index advanced 9.35 points, or 0.4%, to close at 2,108.95. The Nasdaq Composite Index gained 33.38 points, or 0.7%, to close at 5,104.89.

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