Dow, S&P 500 nudge higher
NEW YORK — Upbeat news from the housing industry and luxury retailer Tiffany & Co. nudged the stock market higher Tuesday.
Investors also got another market milestone when the Nasdaq composite closed above the 4,000-point mark for the first time in 13 years.
The event follows two other round-number moments last we e k .
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index closed above 1,800 for the first time, and the Dow Jones industrial average finished above 16,000.
The Nasdaq closed up 23.18 points, or 0.6 percent, to 4,017.75. The last time the Nasdaq closed above the 4,000point level was Sept. 6, 2000.
The other two major stock indexes inched higher. The Dow rose less than a point to 16,072.80. The S&P 500 index also rose less than a point, to 1,802.75.
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