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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey signaled Tuesday it would step up its engagement in the Syrian war, as Turkish-backed Syrian rebels massed along the border to assault one of the last Syrian frontier towns held by Islamic State militants.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks posted modest gains on Tuesday, bringing indexes nearly back to the record levels they reached last week. Homebuilders rose sharply following a big jump in sales of new homes last month, and Best Buy soared after the electronics retailer reported a surge in profit as online sales increased.
US stocks edged higher Tuesday, but the tone of trade remained cautious ahead of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech on the economy at the end of the week. The broader S&P 500 added 0.2 percent at 2,186.90, while the Nasdaq Composite gained 0.3 percent at 5,260.08.