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Closing Bell: Stocks Higher Despite President Trump's North Korea Aggression

Stocks finished Tuesday higher.

Wall Street pushed higher Tuesday following a very nationalist speech from President Trump at the UN General Assembly meeting. The Dow Jones Industrial Average led the benchmark indexes, up as high as 0.2%. The S&P 500 was up close to 0.1%. And the Nasdaq eked into the green after hovering near zero for most of the afternoon.

Equifax (EFX) took another blow Tuesday after it was reported that the consumer credit provider knew of a data breach in March. That's almost five months before the breach was publicly disclosed. Equifax said the incident was separate from the recent hack that released sensitive information on 143 million customers. Sources said differently, though.

Synchronoss Technologies (SNCR) moved sharply lower after its largest shareholder backed off previous interest in an acquisition. Siris Capital Group said it could potentially pursue other deals with the company, and Synchronoss said "active discussions" are ongoing. Shares of software services firm Synchronoss closed sharply lower by 40% Tuesday.

Kohl's (KSS) enjoyed gains today after it announced a new venture with (AMZN) . 82 Kohl's locations in Chicago and Los Angeles will now accept returns to Amazon. Kohl's will package and ship the returns to Amazon centers nearby.

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