Dow Jones continues march towards 22,000

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The Dow Jones headed further into record territory on Tuesday, closing in on the 22,000 level.

The Dow ended the day's trading up by 72.80 points or 0.33% at a record 21,963.92.

The S&P 500 index edged up by 6.04 points or 0.24% to 2,476.35, while the tech-focused Nasdaq index climbed 14.81 points or 0.23% to 6,362.94.

On the S&P 500, shares in Under Armour finished down by 8.59% after it cuts its sales forecast.

The sportswear maker said it now expected full-year revenue growth of 9%-11%, down from its previous prediction of 11%-12%.

Shares in Apple - which was due to report results after the close of trade - were up by 0.89%.

Shares in car manufacturers were hit by reports of a sharp fall in sales in July, driven by lower rental fleet sales and weaker consumer demand.

Shares in General Motors closed down, 3.39%, Ford's were 2.41% lower and Fiat Chrysler's were unchanged.