Stocks end little changed in lackluster session

The S&P 500 eked out a gain that was enough to post a record closing high while the other benchmark indexes finished flat, as the market churns on while awaiting more firm news on U.S.-China trade developments.

Esper responds to Amazon’s JEDI protest

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper is rejecting any notion of bias in a decision to award Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) the “up to $10B” JEDI cloud contract, which is part of a broader digital modernization process at the Pentagon.