NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. stocks are closing higher as more companies turn in solid earnings.<br />
Lockheed Martin rose 3 percent after the defense contractor's profit and revenue beat analysts' forecasts.<br />
Comcast rose 2 percent after reporting higher profit than the market was expecting. The giant cable TV company signed up more subscribers for Internet service.<br />
The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose nine points, or 0.5 percent, to close at 1,983 Tuesday. That's two points below the record close the index reached on July 3.<br />
The Dow Jones industrial average gained 61 points, or 0.4 percent, to 17,113. The Nasdaq composite rose 31 points, or 0.7 percent, to 4,456.<br />
Bond prices were flat. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note held steady at 2.47 percent.
A blustery winter storm dumped snow and ice across the West on Wednesday, making driving treacherous in the mountains from California to the Rockies and forcing residents and party-goers in some usually sun-soaked cities to bundle up for a frosty New Year's.
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The Gainesville City Council is set to hold its final public hearing on a proposed tax increase for the fiscal year, and they will also consider $22,500 in grant money for the Gainesville Fire Department at their meeting Tuesday.