U.S. stocks ended Tuesday's choppy session slightly higher, though modest gains propelled the Nasdaq Composite and Russell 2000 to close at records. The Nasdaq Composite gained 6.12 points, or 0.1% to 5,160.09, closing at a record level for the second consecutive session. The Russell 2000 gained 2.86 points, or 0.2%, to 1,295.27, its all-time high. The S&P 500 eked out a gain of 1.41 points, or 0.1%, to settle at 2,124.27. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 24.76 points, or 0.1%, to 18,144.54.
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