U.S. Stocks Finish Higher Ahead of Fed Meeting

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U.S. stock indexes finished modestly higher on Tuesday as investors geared up for the Federal Reserve’s policy decision this week and evaluated a batch of earnings.

Stocks moved between small gains and losses during the session, finally rising for a second straight day after a brutal selloff capped off April. The S&P 500 rose 20.10, or 0.5%, to finish at 4175.48. The technology-focused Nasdaq Composite added 27.74, or 0.2%, to 12563.76. The Dow Jones Industrial Average edged up by 67.29, or 0.2%, to end at 33128.79.