Stock indexes closed at record highs on Tuesday, recovering all ground from last year's decline. The S&P 500 closed at a record high, rising 25 points, or 0.9 percent, to 2,933 and surpassing last year's record set in September. The Nasdaq Composite similarly closed up 1.3 percent, to a record 8,120, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed to 26,656. Markets were struggling at the end of 2018, with a steady nosedive that brought averages nearly 20 percent below their peaks. Since then, nearly 80 percent of S&P 500 companies reporting results have exceeded estimates, and strong quarterly profit and revenue reports from Hasbro, Lockheed Martin, and Twitter on Tuesday sent numbers simultaneously soaring. First-quarter gross domestic product data is due Friday.
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