U.S. equity markets opened higher on Tuesday with sentiment lifted following encouraging headlines from talks between North and South Korea, reportedly including plans for the first summit in a decade next month.
Pushback against the Trump administration's tariff plan from key Republicans such as House Speaker Paul Ryan also helped lift equities. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 84 points, or 0.3%, to 24.968.
The S&P 500 index rose 8 points, or 0.3% to 2,729, while the Nasdaq Composite gained 35 points, or 0.5% to 7,364. Among the best performers on the S&P 500, Micron Technology Inc. rose 3.4%, making it the best performer in early trade.