Market Snapshot: Dow books 31st record in 2017, nears 22,000 as earnings fuel stock gains

The U.S. stock market finished higher Tuesday, with the Dow logging its second straight record and a sixth straight session in positive territory on the back of upbeat earnings, shaking off less-than-stellar reports on manufacturing and inflation.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.33% added 72.80 points, or 0.3%, to finish at an all-time closing high at 21,963.92, marking its 31st record in 2017 and putting the blue-chip gauge within 40 points of a milestone at 22,000. The Dow had touched an intraday all-time high at 21,990.96 before retreating somewhat.

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