S&P 500 keeps climbing as calm continues to reign for stocks

  • Specialist Peter Mazza, left, and trader Tommy Kalikas work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street, led by gains in health care and financial companies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

NEW YORK — Stocks around the world keep climbing in the new year, and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index added to its record high as calm continues to reign over markets.