Stocks closed higher on Wall Street Tuesday, pushing the Dow Jones Industrial Average to its first close above 36,000 points.
The Dow, the broader S&P 500 and the Nasdaq rose. The gains came ahead of more news this week from the Federal Reserve and on the jobs market. The Fed is considering ways to wind down its extraordinary support measures for the economy. Its next policy statement comes out Wednesday.
The S&P 500 rose 16.98 points, or 0.4%, to 4,630.65.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 138.79 points, or 0.4%, to 36,052.63.
The Nasdaq rose 53.69 points, 0.3%, to 15,649.60.
The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies rose 3.74 points, or 0.2%, to 2,361.86.