Stocks eke out gains to score another record close

Stocks ended with slight gains Tuesday, scoring another round of record finishes for major stock indexes as investors keep an eye on U.S.-China trade talks and cheered results from retailers. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.20% rose around 55 points, or 0.2%, to end near 28,121, according to preliminary figures, while the S&P 500 SPX, +0.22% rose around 7 points, or 0.2%, to close around 3,140. The Nasdaq Composite COMP, +0.18% advanced around 15 points, or 0.2%, to close near 8,648. Stocks maintained a small gain after President Donald Trump offered an upbeat assessment of talks with China toward a “phase one” trade agreement. Shares of electronics retailer Best Buy Co. Inc. BBY, +9.86% led S&P 500 gainers with a nearly 10% gain after reporting third-quarter earnings and revenue that beat expectations.

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