Apple's figures, which were to unveil its quarterly accounts after the close, were particularly expected. The iPhone maker's shares were up 0.25%.
The market rally slightly leveled out in the final weeks of July as traders engaged in the time-honored tradition of profit taking after a record run-up in US markets.
St. Louis Federal Reserve James Bullard is opposed to further US interest rate increases by the central bank and warned that more hikes could hinder domestic inflation from achieving the Fed's 2-percent goal, Market News International reported.
Shortly after trading began the Dow was up 59.38 points at 21,889.69, while the wider S&P 500 index rose 4.63 points to 2,476.73.
The business also recently declared a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, August 14th.
Those results may reassure investors anxious about high valuations. Ahead of this, Wall Street is digesting June's personal consumption expenditure (PCE), which jumped 1.5% year-over-year, while consumer spending edged up 0.1% from May. At the time, the Dow was at 18,333.
"Equities are in an earnings-driven market, surprising to the upside", said Terry Sandven, chief equity strategist at U.S. Bank Wealth Management.
Japan's Nikkei rose just 0.3% as Tokyo equities were capped by lagging tech stocks. Economists polled by Reuters expected an addition of 185,000 jobs.
A key measure of inflation was flat in June for the second straight month, while the annual rate declined.
Under Armour slumped 10.4 per cent as it slashed its sales forecast due to weaker activity in North America.
Meanwhile, oil sank 3% on Tuesday after a six-day winning streak that took crude to two-month highs. The company posted its first quarterly profit in nearly three years.
Declining issues outnumbered advancers on the NYSE by 1,403 to 999.
National Night Out to be marked Tuesday at City Plaza
In Joplin, it will be at Cunningham Park. "We're here to help and answer any questions or comments they may have", Camacho said. National Night Out, he said, "allows the community and families to come out, know each other and meet each other".
Jeanne Moreau, iconic star of 'Jules et Jim', has died
The acclaimed actress' death was confirmed by the mayor of the Paris district in which Moreau lived in, Variety reported. She won the best on-screen character grant at Cannes in 1960 for her featuring part in Peter Brook's Moderato Cantabile .
Make sure you have certified glasses for the solar eclipse!
Outside of Denali in Alaska and Mount Tacoma (Rainier) in Washington, Gannett is considered the hardest state high point to reach. In other words, you need to protect your eyes against harmful UV rays - and eclipse glasses will do just that.
Bitcoin Volatility Surges Ahead of Tuesday's Key Fork Decision
SegWit is likely to activate later on August 1 and increase in block size is expected to take place 3 months after its activation. And although there's significant support for Segwit2x, some miners (a small proportion of them) aren't happy with the solution.
UK Manufacturing Growth Improves More Than Forecast
The Monetary Policy Committee, which voted 5-3 against raising interest rates in June , will announce their decision on August 3. The report said a fall in new orders due to underwhelming market demand was the primary cause behind lower sales.