Stocks on Wall Street closed with small gains Tuesday, avoiding a third straight decline for the market.
Technology and internet stocks led the winners, while industrial companies and consumer products makers lagged the market. Investors were looking ahead to the start on Wednesday of two days of congressional testimony by Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell.
The S&P 500 rose 3.68 points, or 0.1%, to 2,979.63.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 22.65 points, or 0.1%, to 26,783.49.
The Nasdaq composite gained 43.35 points, or 0.5%, to 8,141.73.
The Russell 2000 index of smaller company stocks added 1.20 points, or 0.1%, to 1,562.59.