US Stocks Advance In Tuesday’s Trading

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. stock market indexes advanced in Tuesday's trading.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained two-tenths of a percent to close at 11,560. The S&P 500 index moved up two-tenths of a percent to end at 1,213 while the NASDAQ advanced six-tenths of a percent to hit 2,576.

European stock markets were mixed at the close.

London's Financial Times 100 index gained 2.7 percent to end at 5,269. The CAC-40 in Paris advanced two-tenths of a percent to finish at 3,160, while the DAX in Frankfurt slid half a percent to close at 5,644.

Earlier in Asia, Tokyo's Nikkei index gained 1.2 percent to finish at 8,954. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index soared 1.7 percent to finish the day's trading at 20,204.

The price of gold rose more than $51 to trade at $1,839.46 an ounce.

The dollar was lower against the yen but made gains compared to the euro.