NEW YORK | US stock indexes edge mostly higher a day after a big gain

27Nov - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



NEW YORK — Major U.S. stock indexes are slightly higher in uneven trading Tuesday after a strong gain the day before. High-dividend stocks including telecommunications and household goods companies are making gains while a steep loss for United Technologies is taking industrial and defense companies lower.

Steelmakers and other materials companies are falling, and so are smaller and more U.S.-focused companies.

KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 index rose 6 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,679 at 2:45 p.m.

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