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The S&P 500 posted 45 new 52-week highs and 1 new lows; the Nasdaq Composite recorded 67 new highs and 21 new lows.

S&P and Nasdaq futures moved higher on Monday after a Labor Department report showed US consumer prices rose for the first time in four months in February, but Boeing's drop for the second day weighed on the Dow futures.

Average hourly earnings adjusted for consumer prices rose 1.9% in February from a downwardly revised 1.6% previously, the BLS reported.

"The Dow Jones Industrial Average is a price-weighted average, and it just so happens that Boeing is its highest-priced component, which means it is going to have some outsized influence on its performance", he wrote.

United States stocks jumped on Monday as the technology sector led a broad-based rebound following five straight sessions of losses, but a fall in Boeing's shares limited the Dow's advance after a deadly airline crash in Ethiopia.

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The Dow fell 153.81 points to 25,319.42, but the broader S&P 500 rose 0.3 percent to 2,758.27 and the tech-heavy Nasdaq was up an even stronger 0.7 percent at 7,474.61. The Nasdaq Composite gained 13.79 points, or 0.18 per cent, to 7,571.85 at the opening bell.

April West Texas Intermediate crude rose 8 cents, or 0.1%, to settle at $56.87 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange on Tuesday after trading as high as $57.55.

The modest gains Tuesday follow a rally on Monday that snapped a five-day losing streak. In a note this morning, Nomura Instinet's Frank Cappelleri recommended watching the small-cap Russell 2000 and the Dow Jones Transportation Average, which have dropped 4.3% and 3.3% last week, significantly underperforming the S&P 500.

The Dow is up 104.42 points, or 0.4 per cent.

Apple rose 2% and was the biggest boost to the S&P and Nasdaq, after the iPhone maker invited media to a March 25 event where it is expected to launch a television and video service. A key sales figure fell 2.2 percent in the period, worse than what analysts were expecting.

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Major European stock indexes finished mostly higher before Britain's Parliament voted to reject a deal for the U.K.to exit from the European Union.

Google's parent company Alphabet added 1.8 percent in the first few minutes of trading Tuesday. Apple and Facebook both rose 2.5 percent.

Boeing Co fell 5.2% extending Monday's drop, as more countries grounded the company's best selling line of jets following a second fatal crash in five months.

Intel rose 1.5 per cent Wednesday and UnitedHealth Group climbed 2.6 per cent.

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