Wall Street inches closer to record on energy, earnings | Reuters

NEW YORK The S&P 500 climbed closer to a record high on Tuesday, lifted by energy stocks and a solid quarterly report from Johnson & Johnson.

The Dow Jones industrial average .DJI rose 49.44 points, or 0.27 percent, to 18,053.6, the S&P 500 .SPX gained 6.41 points, or 0.31 percent, to 2,100.75 and the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC dropped 19.69 points, or 0.4 percent, to 4,940.33.

(Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak; Editing by Nick Zieminski)

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Updated Date: Apr 20, 2016 02:00 AM

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