Stocks Finished Mostly Higher

U.S. stocks finished mostly higher on Tuesday as a rebound in health care companies helped steady the market. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 47.24 points, or 0.30%, to 16,049.13. The S&P 500 wasup 2.32 points, or 0.12%, to 1,884.09. The Nasdaq was down 26.65 points, or 0.59%, to 4,517.32.

U.S. consumer confidence rose and was higher than expected in September, according to a private sector report released on Tuesday. The Conference Board, an industry group, said its index of consumer attitudes rose to 103.0, the highest since January, from a downwardly revised 101.3 the month before.

Google Inc unveiled its new Nexus smartphones on Tuesday in its latest attempt to take a bite out of Apple’s dominating share of the smartphone market. The launch of the phones, the Nexus 6P and the Nexus 5X, comes a day after Apple Inc reported record first-weekend sales of its new iPhones.

Two months after receiving a record $105 million fine for lapses in U.S. auto safety recalls, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV on Tuesday revealed problems with safety data that could lead to additional financial penalties for the Italian-U.S. automaker.

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