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Stocks edge up, lifting Dow, S&P and Nasdaq to new records

Stocks edge up, lifting Dow, S&P and Nasdaq to new records

Wall Street capped a day of mostly listless trading Tuesday with a slight gain, good enough to lift the major U.S. stock indexes to another set of all-time highs.

Banks, insurers and other financial companies led the gainers. Technology firms helped lift the market. Healthcare stocks lagged the most, pulling down insurers, hospital operators and other companies as a Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act — also known as Obamacare — appeared to gain momentum. Oil prices fell.

Trading was subdued overall as investors looked ahead to Wednesday, when the Federal Reserve is expected to deliver an update on the central bank's view of the economy and the timing of its...

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