bond yields hit multi-week peaks on Tuesday as investor focus turned to the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting.
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The gap between benchmark U.S and European bond yields held near its widest in a month as the Fed meeting also shone a light on the slow pace of change in European Central Bank policy.
The Canadian dollar hit a two-month high after Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz said the central bank's 2015 rate cuts "have largely done their work," signaling that it could raise rates sooner than previously thought.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 54.03 points, or 0.25 percent, to 21,289.7, the S&P 500 had gained 5.18 points, or 0.21 percent, to 2,434.57 and the Nasdaq Composite had added 25.29 points, or 0.41 percent, to 6,200.76.