NEW YORK Encouraging economic news is sending the stock market further into record territory.
A surge in consumer confidence helped push the Standard & Poor’s 500 past 2,000 Tuesday morning, a day after the index closed just short of that milestone.
The Dow Jones industrial average was on track for its own record high.
At midday Eastern time the S&P 500 was up six points, or 0.3 percent, to 2,004.
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The Dow rose 67 points, or 0.4 percent, to 17,143. The Nasdaq rose 14 points, or 0.3 percent, to 4,572.
Amazon rose 3 percent after saying it would buy Twitch, a video streaming company.
Best Buy slumped 5 percent after profits plunged at the consumer electronics store chain.
Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.39 percent.