How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

Stocks closed higher on Wall Street Tuesday following several solid earnings reports from U.S. companies.

Technology, communication and financial stocks powered most of the gains, erasing some of the S&P 500’s loss from a day earlier. Household goods makers fell.

Investors continued to monitoring last-ditch efforts in Washington to get more aid for the economy. The Justice Department filed a lawsuit claiming that Google has abused its dominance in online search to stifle competition.

On Tuesday:

The S&P 500 rose 16.20 points, or 0.5%, to 3,443.12.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 113.37 points, or 0.4%, to 28,308.79.

The Nasdaq composite added 37.61 points, or 0.3%, to 11,516.49.

The Russell 2000 index of small-cap stocks picked up 4.08 points, or 0.3%, to 1,617.71.

For the week:

The S&P 500 is down 40.69 points, or 1.2%.

The Dow is down 297.52 points, or 1%.

The Nasdaq is down 155.06 points, or 1.3%.

The Russell 2000 is down 16.10 points, or 1%.

For the year:

The S&P 500 is up 212.34 points, or 6.6%.

The Dow is down 229.65 points, or 0.8%.

The Nasdaq is up 2,543.89 points, or 28.4%.

The Russell 2000 is down 50.76 points, or 3%.

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