U.S. stock markets remained relatively unchanged this afternoon, maintaining their record highs. On a day of very light volumes, most of the attention focused on monetary policy in Europe and several retail companies that reported earnings today.
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The S&P 500 topped 2,000 for the first time Monday, driven in part by robust second-quarter earnings.
While the majority of companies have already posted results, a number of key sector players report Wednesday, including a handful of major retailers, a leading luxury jeweler, a spirits giant, the world's largest offshore driller, and more.