Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq close at record highs

US stocks close higher as investors relax after Irma

US stocks close higher as investors relax after Irma

The Nasdaq Composite was up for a third time in four days, just a few points shy of its own all-time peak, as Apple (AAPL) advanced ahead of its closely watched product release event Tuesday. Shares tumbled 8.20 percent on Monday.

Financial firms were among the biggest gainers, while real estate and utility firms lagged.

Markets were firmly in the green with risk-on appetite emerging after Hurricane Irma was downgraded to a tropical storm and damage to Florida was said to be less severe than feared.

Tanker, dredger collide in Singapore waters, five crew missing
Ships have been told to be on the lookout for the missing crew members, and to navigate with caution near the accident site. Product tanker KARTIKA SEGARA, IMO 9156345, dwt 30747, built 1998, flag Indonesia, manager PELAYARAN UNITED MARITIME JAYA.

The relief rally saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average surge more than 250 points to the highest in more than a month.

Apple's shares had a volatile afternoon and were last down 0.3 percent at $160.95, below a session high of $163.96, as investors reacted to its unveiling of the 10th anniversary edition of the iPhone.

USA benchmarks started lower on Wednesday, to slip from record highs, as traders digested the fallout from the Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) launch. That helped lift the information technology sector up 1.5% on the S&P. Investors in banks, whose profits are boosted in part by higher rates, were reacting to a jump in U.S. Treasury 10-year yields to a three-week high after a 10-year note auction.

Big spenders City look set to put Feyenoord to the sword
The 25-year-old has scored three goals in four games so far, and has looked like he could become the new Anfield talisman. But he added: "I'm sure enough people will find a reason to say it's 100 per cent a red card".

Also, Goldman Sachs unveiled a growth plan that could add as much as $5 billion in revenue annually.

Advancing issues outnumbered declining ones on the NYSE by a 1.76-to-1 ratio; on Nasdaq, a 1.60-to-1 ratio favored advancers.

About 5.91 billion shares changed hands on USA exchanges, above the 5.79 billion 20-day average.

What Analysts are Predicting For AT&T Inc. (T), Whiting Petroleum Corporation (WLL)?
The value of the investment in WLL increased from $711,000 to $2,755,000 a change of $2,044,000 since the last quarter. Fine Capital Partners L.P. lifted its stake in shares of Whiting Petroleum Corporation by 53.7% in the 2nd quarter.

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