Indices closed with gains on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. The S&P 500 Index and NASDAQ Composite ended trading at new record levels. Coca-Cola and United Technologies led advancers on the Dow following the release of better-than-expected quarterly earnings. On another note, Commerce Department data showed new home sales jumped up 4.5% to an annual rate of 692,000 units in March, a level not seen since November 2017. Looking elsewhere, crude oil ticked up once again. West Texas Intermediate crude climbed 0.9% today to settle at $66.30 a barrel.
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