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U.S. stocks climbed in late-afternoon trading Tuesday, nudging the Standard & Poor's 500 index and Nasdaq composite closer to record high closes. Materials and financial companies were among the biggest gainers. Energy stocks also rose as crude oil prices headed higher. Health care, phone companies and other high-dividend stocks were among the biggest laggards as bond yields rose.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel announced plans Tuesday to build 2,500 more settler homes on the West Bank, moving to step up construction just days after the swearing-in of Donald Trump brought to power a U.S. administration seen as friendly to the settlement movement.