S&P 500 closes at record for fourth straight day
Published: October 22, 2013 08:56AM
Updated: October 22, 2013 04:18PM
In this Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 photo, trader David O'Day, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Stock futures are mixed, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, ahead of the release of delayed jobs figures that could provide the last solid glimpse at the health of the nation's job market this year. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

New York • The prospect of more economic stimulus from the Federal Reserve is pushing the Standard & Poor’s 500 index to a fourth consecutive record close.

Whirlpool, Delta Air Lines and Kimberly-Clark rose sharply after reporting higher quarterly earnings.

The S&P 500 rose 10 points, or 0.6 percent, to 1,754 Tuesday.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 75 points, or 0.5 percent, to 15,467. The Nasdaq composite was up nine points, or 0.4 percent, at 3,929.

In government bond trading, the yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.52 percent from 2.60 percent late Monday.