U.S. stocks higher on closing bell

11/29, 10:13 PM (Source: TeleTrader.com)

Equity indexes on Wall Street ended the session higher on Tuesday amid falling oil prices and as investors digested today's economic data releases.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 0.13% in the green at a fresh all-time high of 19,121.6 points on gains in health sector.

The Nasdaq 100 settled 0.33% higher. Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. jumped 5.2% on closing after news emerged that GAM Holding AG, an independent asset management group, acquired 38,846 shares of the company.

The S&P 500 added 0.13% for the day.

The U.S. dollar index slid 0.22% to 100.96 at 10:11 p.m. CET. In the fixed income market, the yield on 10-year Treasuries declined to 2.2981%, while the yield on two-year debt eased to 1.095% at 10:07 p.m. CET. The yield on 30-year bonds slowed ton 2.9531% at the same time.

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