The S&P 500 added 0.26%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.24%, and the Nasdaq gained 0.47%.
Boeing rose more than 2% after beating earnings estimates and raising its full-year outlook. The airplane manufacturer earned $2.52 a share in the third quarter, above forecasts of $2.21. For fiscal 2015, Boeing expects revenue of $95 billion to $97 billion, up from previous guidance of $94.5 billion to $96.5 billion.
General Motors climbed 4% after topping quarterly estimates on its top- and bottom-lines. The automaker reported net income of $1.50 a share, 31 cents higher than forecasts, and revenue of $38.8 billion, $250 million better than expected. Sales slid 1.2%.
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