Indexes Eke Out Gains, Still Hit Record Highs

S&P 500 has 5th gain in a row
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 17, 2019 3:11 PM CST
Indexes Eke Out Gains, Still Hit Record Highs
In this Dec. 13, 2019, file photo trader Peter Tuchman left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Stocks eked out slight gains on Wall Street Tuesday, enough to send major indexes to more record highs. The benchmark S&P 500 had its fifth gain in a row, the AP reports. Banks and companies that rely on consumer spending led the way higher. Goldman Sachs rose 1.4%. Stocks have been rising on optimism about an interim US-China trade deal announced on Friday. The S&P 500 rose 1 point, less than 0.1%, to 3,192. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 31 points, or 0.1%, to 28,267 and the Nasdaq rose 9 points, or 0.1%, to 8,823. Bond prices rose, sending yields slightly lower. (More stock market stories.)

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