U.S. stock benchmarks on Tuesday struggled to recover from heavy selling earlier in the session, that came after a North Korean missile test over Japanese airspace rattled investors and sent them trawling for assets perceived as safe.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average
traded 10 points, or less than 0.1%, higher at 21,821. Blue chips had been off by as much as 135 points or 0.6% at its intraday nadir, with a rise in Boeing Co.
and United Technologies Corp.