Wall Street finished higher on renewed optimism about a potential US-China trade deal, and ahead of key economic data releases.
The Dow Jones closed at 26,091.9, up 0.2%. The broad-based S&P 500 edged up 0.1% to 2,796.1, while the tech-rich Nasdaq gained 0.4% to 7,554.4.
Wall Street spent the entire session in positive territory, but equities faded somewhat in the final hour of the day in a move that analysts attributed to profit taking.
US President Donald Trump said he expects to hold a "signing summit" with China's President Xi Jinping to seal a trade deal, since negotiators are "very, very close" to an agreement.