Oil service stocks moved sharply higher over the course of the trading day, driving the Philadelphia Oil Service Index up by 1.8%. Wells Fargo & Co. rose 65 cents, or 1.2 percent, to $53.36.
Among stocks, Tesla was down 1.35 percent in premarket trading after Jefferies started coverage of the electric auto maker's stock with "underperform". Kraft Heinz fell 1.2 percent.
The Nasdaq dropped to a close of 6,456.04, losing 5.28 on the day, while the S&P 500 edged up 1.58 to finish the session at 2,508.23. The Dow Jones industrials added 41 points, or 0.2 percent, to 22,412. Shares of smaller wireless carrier T-Mobile TMUS.O rose 5.9 percent and Sprint S.N jumped 6.8 percent, following a report they were in active merger talks.
High-dividend stocks like household goods makers and utilities fell the most Wednesday afternoon. "That does have an impact on the bond market, and you see the bond market going slightly higher here over the last two days".
Kraft Heinz fell 1.8 percent and NRG Energy lost 1.5 percent.
While it is tipped to keep borrowing costs on hold, the bank's plans for cutting back crisis-era bond-buying stimulus and any signals for the future of interest rates will be pored over. The euro was 0.1 percent higher at $1.1961. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.28 percent.
Equities in the United States rose on Monday, with financial stocks among the top gainers as investors looked ahead to the start of the Federal Reserve's monetary policy committee meeting on Tuesday.
South Africa to play four-day test against Zimbabwe
India arrive in South Africa on December 28 and have insisted on a warm-up fixture before embarking on the Freedom Trophy. World No. 2 South Africa could be set to host Zimbabwe in the first four-day test of the modern era in December.
Individual companies also shaped markets on Wednesday. Johnson Controls rose 3 percent and American Airlines rose 2.3 percent.
Most of the major sectors are showing only modest moves on the day, although strength is visible among telecom and brokerage stocks. Technology companies also helped lift the market.
Bed Bath & Beyond sank more than 16% after the home furnishing retailer reported earnings and sales below estimates, prompting a slew of price target cuts.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up a fraction of a point at 2,507.
At the close of trading in NY, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 63.01 points, or 0.3%, to 22,331.35, its fifth consecutive high and the 40th this year.
Wall Street stocks posted sharp gains last week.
Pfizer was among the Dow's top gainers, adding 1.5%, after the firm said it had filed a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, accusing it of anti-competitive behaviour aimed at defending its rheumatoid arthritis drug Remicade. While the German DAX Index is just below the unchanged line, the French CAC 40 Index and the UK's FTSE 100 Index are up by 0.2% and 0.4%, respectively. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 fell 0.1 percent.
Perhaps in a nod to celebrity trends, Harper, in the 2016 top 100, saw the biggest surge in popularity over the previous 10 years. Of the babies born in 2016, 13% of boys and 10% of girls were given a first name featuring in the top 10 names for the year.
Trump made a push to settle it this month, after talks in Washington with Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah. The Qatari emir also said that he believed Trump's "interference will help a lot" in the dispute.
According to Raw Story , there is a strong possibility that Trump meant to refer to Namibia or Zambia and just misspoke. During his speech, Trump talked about how he had "so many friends going to" African countries to try "to get rich".
PGR is now undervalued by -0.48% relative to the average 1-year price target of $47.86 taken from a group of Wall Street Analysts. The fund owned 575,651 shares of the insurance provider's stock after purchasing an additional 71,586 shares during the quarter.
Agradeció al gobierno de Venezuela y a la oposición por atender la invitación que le hiciera el gobierno dominicano. El anuncio de la reactivación del diálogo no se produjo por parte de los actores políticos venezolanos.
The German worldwide had looked sharp at The Hawthorns, setting up Leroy Sane's opener just three minutes into the game. The physio and doctor told me it's not big issue. "I suffered for Gundogan, when he was on the grass, in that moment".
The major averages eventually ended the session mixed, with the Dow and the S&P 500 rising to new record closing highs. USA crude rose 1.5 percent to $50.65 per barrel and Brent was last at $55.86, up 1.75 percent on the day.
The family paid people smugglers to drive them across the border to China, before travelling on to South Korea via Laos. But when her father, Colonel Wui Yeon Lim, 51, passed away, she and her family chose to flee the country in 2015.
But for the time being, the two most prominent Patriots figures are helping the Texans' star in a much more important endeavor. He said returning to Gillette Stadium won't mean anything extra even though it was where his season ended previous year .
AIA Group buys Australian insurer for S$4.1bn
The scandal forced the bank to announce the retirement of its chief executive and slash pay and bonuses to top management. CBA shares rose as much as 0.5 percent in morning trade while the broader Australian market was down 0.7 percent.
US Warns North Korea Must Give Up Nuclear Weapons
Ambassador Haley said his General Assembly address Tuesday would cover a variety of vexing challenges facing the global community. Haley said that wasn't an empty threat from the president but, when asked, she declined to describe the president's intentions.
UPS hiring for seasonal positions
On average, analysts predict that United Parcel Service, Inc . will post $6.01 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. It improved, as 90 investors sold AAPL shares while 975 reduced holdings. 39 funds opened positions while 136 raised stakes.
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka Star Bernie Casey Dead at 78
He even played a version of himself in Keenen Ivory Wayans' classic 1988 blaxploitation spoof I'm Gonna Git You Sucka . Casey also starred opposite the former N.F.L. star Jim Brown in "...tick... tick... tick..." and " Black Gunn ".
Trump slams Sen. Rand Paul over ObamaCare repeal role
Cassidy actually appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in May after the talk show host's emotional speech about his son's heart surgery. It's the spirit behind the state's unique Medicaid expansion where the state buys private health insurance for poor people.