U.S. stocks closed higher Tuesday, driven by delayed tariffs on certain Chinese products.

In economic news, the U.S. inflation number came in strong in July. The rise was about 0.3 percent in both June and July, the strongest since 2006.

Corporate news was light.

Treasury bond prices fell as their interest rates rose.

Volume on the New York Stock Exchange was high, with 925.6 million shares traded. Advancers outnumbered decliners by a wide margin.

Gold fell $3.10 to $1,502.20, silver fell 10 cents to $16.96, and crude oil rose $2.15 to $57.08 a barrel.

The 30-year Treasury yield closed higher at 2.16 percent, and the 10-year Treasury yield finished higher at 1.69 percent.

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