Dow rises 239 points, posts fifth-straight winning day

Aug. 16 (UPI) — The Dow Jones Industrial Average posted gains for the fifth consecutive session Tuesday as strong earnings from major retailers began to come in.

The blue-chip Dow climbed 239.57 points, or 0.71%, while the S&P 500 closed up 0.19%, after falling earlier. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite lagged behind, declining 0.19%.

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