Wall St. edges higher after retail earnings

November 17, 2015 4:31 PM

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Wall St. edges higher after retail earnings

U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday as better-than-expected earnings from Wal-Mart and Home Depot allayed some concerns about consumer spending ahead of the holiday shopping season.

Wal-Mart (WMT.N), up 4.4 percent at $60.39, and Home Depot (HD.N), 4.1 percent higher at $125.78, provided the biggest boost to the Dow and the S&P.

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