US stocks move higher, putting market on track for 3rd gain

April 7, 2015 5:17 PM

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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks crept higher on Tuesday, putting the market on track for its third gain in a row, as traders turned their attention to a batch of corporate deals and the upcoming earnings season.

KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose eight points, or 0.4 percent, to 2,088 as of 12:20 p.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 91 points, or 0.5 percent, to 17,972, while the Nasdaq composite picked up 29 points, or 0.6 percent, to 4,946.

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