Updated at: 05/27/2014 3:26 PM
The Associated Press
More promising signs that the economy is strengthening after its winter slowdown pushed stocks higher on Tuesday.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose for the fourth straight day and ended at another all-time high. It closed above 1,900 for the first time on Friday. The government reported that orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods rose unexpectedly in April.
The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 69.23 points, or 0.4 percent, to 16,675.50.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 11.38 points, or 0.6 percent, to 1,911.91.
The Nasdaq composite index rose 51.26 points, or 1.2 percent, to 4,237.07.
For the year:
The Dow is up 98.84 points, or 0.6 percent.
The S&P 500 index is up 63.55 points, or 3.4 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 60.48 points, or 1.5 percent.
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