The prospect of more economic stimulus from the Federal Reserve is pushing the Standard & Poor's 500 index to a fourth consecutive record close.
Whirlpool, Delta Air Lines and Kimberly-Clark rose sharply after reporting higher quarterly earnings.
The S&P 500 rose 10 points, or 0.6 percent, to 1,754 Tuesday.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 75 points, or 0.5 percent, to 15,467. The Nasdaq composite was up nine points, or 0.4 percent, at 3,929.
In government bond trading, the yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.52 percent from 2.60 percent late Monday.
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An arrest is made in connection with a fatal stabbing in Miami County.
The opening of Indiana's first liquefied natural gas refueling station has officials touting the use of the alternative fuel.
The Indiana State AFL-CIO has elected a new president, replacing the labor union's leader who directed its unsuccessful campaign to block passage of the state's right-to-work law.