Stocks Move Higher on Tech Strength

The major indexes advanced for a second straight session. But the Dow managed only a small gain

Stocks closed higher across the board on Tuesday. Blue chips lost steam late in the day, closing only modestly to the upside. Defensive sectors, especially drug stocks, experienced some selling as money flowed back into technology stocks. The Nasdaq, though closing off its intraday highs, finished to the plus side with breadth 23-14 positive.

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