(CNBC) -- The Nasdaq composite rose on Tuesday, led by gains in Apple ahead of the tech giant's quarterly earnings release.
As of 2:48 p.m. ET, the tech-heavy index traded 0.6 percent higher while Apple climbed 1.6 percent.
The S&P 500 also traded just above breakeven, erasing earlier losses, as Apple's gains pushed the technology sector 1 percent higher.
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