The Dow Jones industrial average rose on Tuesday after a tepid jobs report boosted the prospect of more economic stimulus from the Federal Reserve.
Investors also were encouraged by strong earnings from major U.S. companies such as Whirlpool, Delta Air Lines and Kimberly-Clark. The Standard & Poor's 500 index closed at a record for a fourth consecutive day.
The Dow rose 75.46 points, or 0.5 percent, to close at 15,467.66.
The S&P 500 index gained 10.01 points, or 0.6 percent, to 1,754.67.
The Nasdaq composite advanced 9.52 points, or 0.2 percent, to 3,929.57.
For the week so far:
The Dow is up 68.01 or 0.4 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 10.17 points, or 0.6 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 15.29 points, or 0.4 percent
For the year so far:
The Dow is up 2,363.52 points, or 18 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 328.48 points, or 23 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 910.06 points, or 30.1 percent.
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