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