(CNBC) -- U.S. stocks closed higher on Tuesday, but Wall Street remained on edge over an ongoing debate over tariffs proposed by President Donald Trump.
The Dow Jones industrial average ended 9 points higher after briefly falling as much as 166 points. Earlier in the session, the Dow rose 120 points.
The S&P 500 rose 0.2 percent after falling as much as much as 0.4 percent. General Motors, a company that would be adversely affected by the tariffs, saw its shares rise 0.5 percent. The Nasdaq composite closed 0.6 percent higher as shares of Netflix and Amazon rose.
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