(CNBC) — U.S. stocks rose to record highs on Tuesday as a rally in tech lifted the broader market. Investors also cheered strong quarterly results from top companies in Corporate America.
The S&P 500 gained 0.7 percent and reached an all-time high, with information technology as the best-performing sector. The index also broke above 2,600 for the first time.
The Technology Select Sector exchange-traded fund (XLK), which tracks the S&P 500 tech sector, rose 1 percent to trade at levels not seen since 2000.
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