Wall Street roared upwards, with investor enthusiasm sending all three major stock indices to record finishes, and the Dow to its first close above 26,000 points. The Dow surged 1.3 percent to 26,115.65. The Dow, after briefly hitting the 26,000 milestone on Tuesday, its fastest 1000-point rise, is on track to close above that mark for the first time.
The new record comes in the early days of earnings season for the last quarter of 2017.
Laszlo Birinyi, longtime strategist and founder of Birinyi Associates, said earlier Tuesday that he sees clear signs the market is going into a period of consolidation, and he is now not setting a target for the S&P 500, after it crossed his last one at 2,760. Other companies have said they'll use savings from tax reform to buy back stocks.
Also Wednesday, the S&P 500 gained 0.9 percent, closing at 2,802.56.
Benchmark crude slipped 2 cents to settle at $63.95 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude, used to price worldwide oils, rose 23 cents to $69.38 a barrel. Copper rose 1 cent to $3.20 a pound.
The dollar rose to 111.13 yen from 110.30 yen on Wednesday. Natural gas fell 4 cents, or 1.3 percent, to $3.19 per 1,000 cubic feet.
Mercedes reveals all-new G-Class
Interior elbow room is up by 68mm in the front - handy if the Christmas period has left you feeling a little wider than you did. Mercedes also incorporated the new 12.3-inch Comand display that serves as both the gauge cluster and the infotainment display.
The price of bitcoin extended its slide Wednesday, though by late afternoon it had pared most of its losses from earlier in the day. The digital currency gained 2.9 percent to $11,462, according to the tracking site CoinDesk. Many finance pros believe bitcoin is in a speculative bubble that could burst any time. Wholesale gasoline added 2 cents to $1.86 a gallon. Heating oil dropped a penny to $2.06 a gallon.
Their losses, along with weakness in the heavyweight financial and healthcare sectors, dragged the pan-European STOXX 600 while Germany's DAX closed 0.47 per cent lower at 13,183.96.
The Hang Seng index closed up 0.25 per cent at 31,983.41.
Chelsea FC draw 0-0 at home vs Leicester City
Given the speculation surrounding their manager, it was intriguing to note the response of Chelsea fans. As for Fabregas, the Spaniard makes Chelsea tick and without him they lacked creativity in midfield.
Japan's Nikkei 225 index lost 0.4 percent, while the Kospi in South Korea shed 0.3 percent.
Cincinnati sports radio host Mo Egger spearheaded the campaign, using his show and social media to coax donations from fans. He says he appreciates the contributions and adds that Bengals fans "should know their support will make a difference".
She said that "negative mailings" against her from third-party groups likely influenced voters to rally around her. Even Trump recognizes his party is on a downward spiral as his approval ratings have plummeted to rock bottom.
The new legendary appears to have been teased earlier in the week when Blizzard posted a video revealing new Overwatch sprays. These new items will be available in the regular Loot Boxes and will be available as unlocks in the Hero Gallery as well.
New Jersey Transit's decision to hold a board meeting on Martin Luther King Day has generated some controversy. Ambassador to Germany - will officially be sworn in on Tuesday after defeating Republican and New Jersey Lt.
Authorities did not release the names of the injured police officer and sheriff's deputies, nor their injuries or conditions. Multiple agencies then began "actively looking for the suspect" and issued emergency alerts to area residents, Faris said.
There are now some 2,000 USA troops in Syria, mainly training local forces to root out remaining extremist strongholds. The YPG and Turkish forces inside Syria have accused each other of shelling around the Afrin region in recent days.
On Friday, Doha said it had lodged a protest at the United Nations about a UAE fighter jet violating its airspace on December 21. WAM quoted Saif al-Suwaidi, the director-general of the GCAA, as saying the intercepts happened at 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Your mobile device could even freeze for a few minutes, then respring, aka exit the app and send you back to the lock screen. On a Mac, the bug also slows the Safari web browser down and drains battery levels. "My intention is not to do bad things".
Russian Federation denies meddling in Britain's vote to exit the European Union, known as Brexit , or in the 2016 U.S. elections. Facebook's new search in Britain will require the company's security experts to go back and analyze historical data.
The cryptocurrency crash is here
Don't blindly invest in something without doing proper and thorough research, and never invest what you can't afford to lose. Other currencies like Ripple , Ethereum , BitcoinCash and Litecoin have experienced steep falls.
DOJ Appeals Judge's Ruling Stopping Trump From Ending DACA
The program, also known as DACA, provides protections and work permits to individuals who entered the USA illegally as children. The DOJ has appealed a lower court's decision in The Regents of the University of California and Janet Napolitano v.
Google App Finds Your Fine Art Lookalike
I opened the menu on the left, which is full of stuff but doesn't have a "take selfie" option. The app then generates a side-by-side graphic and a percentage match.