The U.S. manufacturing expansion revved up in August, according to a survey released Tuesday by the Institute for Supply Management.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks held near the unchanged mark on Tuesday as investors digested the latest batch of solid economic reports on the heels of the strongest monthly performance for the S&P since February.
U.S. stocks fell Tuesday, after stock-market gains in August led to the largest monthly increases for the Dow industrials and the S&P 500 since February.
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.