Stocks made away with slight gains as Wall Street shrugged off crude oil's first loss in five sessions.
SeaWorld announced that it will cut 320 jobs amid continued restructuring efforts.
The 2017 Grammy nominees are out and up for album of the year are Beyonce, Adele and Justin Beiber, among others.
Retail investors lowered their exposure to U.S. stocks in November with banks and airlines leading the way, even though the indexes moved higher, according to a TD Ameritrade survey.
Small-caps are on fire since the election with the Russell 2000 index surging 12%. Investors may want to take gains in those small-cap stars ahead of next week's Fed meeting.
Toll Brothers shares were up over 1% Tuesday after the luxury home building company reported adjusted quarterly profit of $1.15 a share, beating analysts estimates by 16 cents.
Shares of Ford, the number two auto maker, were slightly higher Tuesday, after the company said in a regulatory filing that it will raise $2.8 billion in new long-term financing.