S&P 500 tops 1,900 for first time

S&P 500 tops 1,900 for first time (via AFP)

The S&P 500 crossed 1,900 for the first time Tuesday in early trade after an encouraging report on small-business optimism offset lackluster US retail sales data. About 50 minutes into trade, the broad-based S&P 500 rose 4.16 points (0.22 percent) to…