Stocks Gain Ahead of Holiday

Major indexes were supported by better-than-expected data on the factory sector Tuesday. Traders await Friday's jobs report

U.S. stocks scored modest gains as Wall Street closed up shop early for the July 4 holiday, with trading ending at 1:00 pm EDT. Some traders squared positions for Friday's nonfarm payroll report that might give clues about the strength or weakness of the U.S. economy, according to Standard & Poor's MarketScope.

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