Wall Street edges higher on generally upbeat earnings

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks ended slightly higher on Tuesday, with the inching closer to its all-time high following a string of mostly positive earnings, while a drop in healthcare shares limited the advance.

Based on the latest available data, the rose 67.89 points, or 0.26%, to 26,452.66, the S&P 500 gained 1.48 points, or 0.05%, to 2,907.06 and the added 24.21 points, or 0.3%, to 8,000.23.

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