(CNBC) -- Stocks rose on Tuesday as investors eagerly awaited President Donald Trump’s latest State of the Union address while the corporate earnings season rolled on.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 170 points higher, led by Apple and Intel. The Nasdaq Composite gained 0.7 percent. The S&P 500 climbed 0.47 percent on the back of gains from the tech, communications services and consumer discretionary sectors.
Trump’s address is scheduled to start at 9 p.m. ET. The speech comes more than a week after the longest government shutdown in U.S. history came to an end. Investors should be looking for clues on a number of matters, including U.S.-China trade talks.
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