New York • The Standard & Poor's 500 index crossed above 1,900 for the first time Tuesday as investors assessed news on retail sales. DirecTV gained on reports that the AT&T is poised to buy the company for nearly $50 billion.
Keeping score • The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose four points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,900 as of 9:50 a.m. Eastern. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 30 points, or 0.1 percent, to 16,725. The Nasdaq composite gained five points, or 0.1 percent, to 4,146.
Record day • The S&P 500 and Dow both closed at record levels Monday as investors regained their appetite for riskier stocks. Stocks such as Twitter and Facebook, which had plunged in March and April, were among the big gainers. The Russell 2000, an index made up of small companies, climbed the most in two months.