NEW YORK — U.S. stocks edged lower on Tuesday, easing back from record territory a day earlier as weak economic data offset gains in Home Depot and other retail shares. Seven out of the 10 S&P 500 sector indexes ended lower, led by financials .SPSY and industrials .SPLRCI, while consumer discretionaries .SPLRCD led on the upside. The day’s data showed gains in U.S.
NEW YORK — U.S. stocks rose on Monday and the S&P 500 hit a record intraday high, helped by gains in health insurers’ shares and optimism about merger activity. The Nasdaq reached a 14-year high, though all three indexes closed off their highs for the session. The S&P 500 finished less than a point away from its record closing high of 1,848.38. Humana Inc.