The stock market eked out another all-time high on Tuesday, but the gains were slight as investors waited for more news on the economy. As the reporting period for the third quarter winds down, companies have again managed to post strong earnings, allaying investors' concern that slowing growth elsewhere in the world would crimp profits.
The Dow Jones industrial average gained 1.16 points, or 0.01 percent, to 17,614.90.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 1.42 points, or 0.1 percent, to close at 2,039.68.
The Nasdaq composite climbed 8.94 points, or 0.2 percent, to 4,660.56.
For the week:
The Dow is up 40.97 points, or 0.2 percent.
The S&P 500 index is up 7.76 points, or 0.4 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 28.02 points, or 0.6 percent
For the year:
The Dow is up 1,038.24 points, or 6.3 percent.
The S&P 500 index is up 191.32 points, or 10.4 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 483.97 points, or 11.6 percent.