U.S. Stocks End Modestly Higher As Energy Shares Rally

By MarketWatch Pulse

U.S. stocks closed modestly higher Tuesday, boosted by a rally in energy shares. The volatile energy sector rose 2.5% following a jump in oil prices. Modest gains on Wall Street come on the heels of a big rally on Monday. The S&P 500 added 5.73 points, or 0.3%, to 2,109.78. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 89.39 points, or 0.5%, to 17,918.15. The Nasdaq Composite ended the day up 17.98 points, or 0.4%, at 5,145.13.

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