U.S. stocks fluctuated near a record, after the Standard & Poor's 500 Index had its best month since February, as data showing U.S.
The U.S. manufacturing expansion revved up in August, according to a survey released Tuesday by the Institute for Supply Management.
Consider that the S&P 500 Index and the Nasdaq Composite have already sustained breaks to less-charted territory, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average is challenging resistance at its all-time high.
Halliburton (HAL) has reached a $1.1 billion agreement aimed at settling most claims filed against the company related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, the oil-field services giant said Tuesday.
The pace of growth in the U.S. manufacturing sector rose in August to its highest level since March 2011, according to an industry report released on Tuesday.