U.S. stocks opened higher on Tuesday, as rising oil prices gave the main indexes a small boost. Investors shrugged off disappointing earnings from Alcoa Inc . The S&P 500 rose 4 points, or 0.1%, to 2,046. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 30 points, or 0.2%, to 17,593. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite advanced 4 points, or 0.1%, to 4,838 at the open.
Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.