The Nasdaq composite rose 0.2% and had been up 0.6%. Tyson Foods (TSN.N) rose 5.7% after the No. 1 United States meat processor reported greater-than-expected quarterly profit and sales.
In no particular order, here are seven Dow Jones stocks that will push the average to 25,000. "I think it's dragging the broader market higher", he said.
The S&P 500 climbed 0.3% and - in a matter of significance for chart readers - moved past a sideways range that had persisted for almost two weeks.
The Nikkei closed down 0.3 percent, also dragged down by tech giant SoftBank slipping into negative territory as it announced a dive in April-June net profit.
Avis Budget Group fell 7.94 percent as the auto rental company cut its full-year profit view.
Rockwell Collins, which makes communications and avionics systems, jumped 6.8 per cent on reports United Technologies is considering a bid to buy the company.
Jordan's King Abdullah due in Ramallah to bolster Palestinian leader Abbas
The restrictive measures triggered Muslim protests, and Israel eventually removed the devices. The site is the third holiest site for Muslims after Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia.
Teen jumps out of plane onto tarmac at SFO
Passenger Matt Crowder told NBC affiliate KNTV that the teen "jumped out onto the wing and then slipped off" onto the runway. The reason for the teen jumping off the plane was not clear immediately. 'It was pretty insane '.
GM slashed July rental auto sales, boosted commercial fleet
Retail sales fell by only 1%, with Ford's share of the retail market actually increasing over the last three months inluding July. Only Ford's F-series, which increased 6%, improved on results from one year ago amongst the major truck models.
The price of oil fell 1.4 percent, sending energy companies lower. Henry Schein lost 5.1 percent and Microsoft lost 0.6 percent.
In Europe, London's commodities-heavy FTSE 100 index of major blue-chip firms stocks ended the day with a 0.1 percent gain. It is ending the session up 4.08 points or 0.16% to 2480.91.
According to Robert Pavlik of Boston Private Wealth, "We have a low-inflation environment, low-interest rates, and corporate earnings have come in incredibly well".
Health care and technology companies had some of the biggest declines in early trading Tuesday.
Chinese exports rose 7.2 percent year-on-year in June, undershooting a Bloomberg News forecast of 11 percent, while imports climbed by 11 percent compared with an expected increase of 18 percent.
The Dow Jones industrial average lost 7 points to 22,085.