Market Snapshot: Stock market shakes off geopolitical tensions and ends higher

U.S. stock benchmarks on Tuesday staged a recovery from heavy selling earlier in the session that came after a North Korean missile test over Japanese airspace rattled investors and sent Wall Street trawling for assets perceived as safe.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.26% rose 56.97 points, or 0.3%, to close at 21,865.37. Blue chips had been off by as much as 135 points, or 0.6%, at its session low. A rise by shares of Boeing Co. BA, +1.40% and United Technologies Corp. UTX, +2.92% helped power the rebound.

The S&P 500 index SPX, +0.08% ticked 2.06 points, or 0.1%, higher to 2,446.30.

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