Earlier in the day the Dow inched higher to a fresh record high of 22,386.01. In Part 1, we discussed the performance of the S&P 500 Index (SPY) and the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DIA).
The fact that US stocks closed at records on Friday "suggests that as long as the situation does not escalate into military conflict, market participants may continue to place less and less emphasis on North Korean developments", said Charalambos Pissouros, senior analyst at IronFX, in a note to clients on Monday.
Trading activity may be somewhat subdued, however, as traders may be reluctant to make significant moves ahead of the Federal Reserve's monetary policy announcement on Wednesday.
While the Fed is widely expected to leave interest rates unchanged, traders are likely to pay close attention to the accompanying statement for clues about the outlook for policy.
On the USA economic front, the Commerce Department released a report showing an unexpected decrease in new residential construction in the month of August.
The report said housing starts fell by 0.8% to an annual rate of 1.180 million in August from a revised 1.190 million in July.
The import-price index (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/cost-of-imported-goods-surge-in-august-led-by-fuel-2017-09-19) jumped 0.6% last month to match the biggest increase since January, largely due to higher oil prices.
The Labor Department said import prices climbed by 0.6% in August after edging down by 0.1% in July. Economists had expected import prices to rise by 0.4 percent. The FTSE 100 index of leading British shares rose 0.4 percent to 7,278.
In Europe, France's CAC 40 was up 0.1 percent at 5,234 while Germany's DAX was 0.1 percent lower at 5,234.
The VIX index fell below the 10% level again today.
Communications giant Sprint Corp (NYSE:S) saw shares add over 7% to US$8.22 as reports emerged of possible merger talks between it and T-Mobile.
Stocks continued to grind higher, sending both the S&P 500 and the Dow to new all-time highs, while the Nasdaq touched a new intraday high but failed to notch a new record close following a late selloff in tech stocks (-0.3%).
Financial stocks have also moved to the upside on the day, while weakness visible among biotechnology and healthcare stocks.
Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index HSI, +1.27% rose 1.2%, and South Korea's Kospi SEU, +1.35% gained 1.3% Monday.
ASIA'S DAY: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added almost 2.0 per cent to finish at 20,299.38, coming off a national holiday on Monday.
Meanwhile, the major European markets have turned mixed on the day.
According to Ryanair , customers who have bought seats on cancelled flights will be offered alternatives or given a full refund. For passengers affected, they can either fly on another flight or get a refund , as well as claim for compensation.
At that point, meteorologists predict that she will be a Category 2 hurricane, with sustained winds of 96-110 miles per hour . There are three active tropical cyclones in the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricanes Jose and Maria and Tropical Depression Lee .
Should Jutanugarn take the trophy, she would become the 34th player in LPGA history to earn her first victory at a major. Inevitably a question about the comparisons between her and Ariya came up during her post round press conference.
Trump and Macron were also slated to discuss other global concerns, including terrorism and security, during their meeting. The U.S. has asked member nations to sign a declaration on UN reforms, and more than 120 nations have already done so.
He continued: "I believe the intention is to return to the same plane assuming the search is all clear". Paris: Police said a security alert on a British Airways plane in Paris on Sunday was a false alarm.
She said that it had been Pakistan's consistent position that peace could be restored only through a negotiated settlement. He will interact with global political leaders, media personalities and global business leaders.
Commissioning of the pipeline and first domestic supplies are planned for 2019, with exports to follow in 2020. Meanwhile Turkey fears the vote could stoke separatist aspirations among its own sizable Kurdish minority.
Barbara Lese and Jared Huffman were expected to call for the immediate passage of the DREAM Act at Monday's news conference. "We, the undocumented youth, will not be a marketing chip for Trump", they recited in unison.
Producer Lorne Michaels nailed the short speech requirement, accepting a statue for Best Comedy Series for Saturday Night Live . Heading into Sunday, SNL had won the top variety prize since 1993 - prior to the category's split between sketch and talk.
Tillerson said the plan is to consider other ways the United States can work with partners in the Paris climate agreement . Trump drew global criticism when he declared the USA would pull out of the Paris Agreement and seek a renegotiation.
Monroe County is now open to Marathon at Mile Marker 47, just north of the 7 Mile Bridge. "And we don't have shelters right now. Florida's agriculture commissioner says the path of Hurricane Irma "could not have been more lethal" to farmers.
Arrest made in 25 year old murder case
Four days later, she was reportedly found raped and stabbed to death in a wooded area, about four miles from her job. She was reported missing the next day, when the day clerk arrived to find the store open and the lights still on.
Spain expels North Korea ambassador
The U.S. flew four F-35B stealth fighter jets and two B-1B bombers over the Korean peninsula on Monday in a blunt show of force. Kuwait has also notified the North Korean ambassador to Kuwait City that he must go by the end of the month.
Mass. gas prices fall 5 cents a gallon
The statewide average in IL now sits at $2.47 per gallon, according to a survey of over 4,300 gas stations in the state. Chattanooga gas prices are up 38.2 cents per gallon from the same time a year ago, according to GasBuddy.com.
U2 cancel U.S. show due to safety concerns
New rallies are expected to take place in the city Saturday and Sunday, explaining the decision of the police. Louis because local cops said they couldn't provide the usual level of security in the wake of protests.
Patriots light up Saints for first win of season
Second-year cornerback Jonathan Jones had a pair of pass deflections to lead the team, one of which kept points off the board. Gronk hauled in the ball, juked another Saints defender in the open field and strode into the end zone for the Gronk spike.
Watch the 2017 Emmys Red Carpet Live Stream
There are loads of great shows and talented actors and actresses up for awards at the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards . There are two types of people in the world: awards show junkies, and those who refuse to allow true joy into their lives.