The index is just 1 percent shy of a record it hit on January 26 as an estimated 24 percent jump in earnings from S&P companies testified to the strength of the world's biggest economy and corporate sector. The S&P technology index fell 0.8 per cent, with Intel down 2.6 per cent after Goldman Sachs downgraded the stock to "sell".
S&P 500 e-minis (ESc1) were up 1.25 points, or 0.04 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-minis (NQc1) were up 3.25 points, or 0.04 percent. It was down 29.07 points, or 0.11 percent, at 25,554.68.
However, chip stocks fell after Morgan Stanley downgraded the US semiconductor industry, saying upside to estimates is hard to come by. The S&P 500 was down 4.12 points, or 0.14 percent, to 2,853.58. In corporate news, shares of Dropbox Inc. were lower after a second-quarter earnings report, which also included news that Chief Operating Officer Dennis Woodside was stepping down and a post-IPO lockup on shares would expire earlier than previously planned.
Last-minute technical problem delays NASA's flight to sun
The probe's seven-year journey will bring it to within 6.16 million kilometers (3.83 million miles) of the sun's surface. Scorching, yes? But if all works as planned, the inside of the spacecraft should stay at just 85 degrees Fahrenheit.
Chip stocks fell after Morgan Stanley downgraded the US semiconductor industry, saying upside to estimates is hard to come by.
Shares in trade-sensitive companies fell. The number of Tesla shares sold short rebounded and are now higher than before Chief Executive Elon Musk on Tuesday proposed taking the electric vehicle maker private, according to data from financial technology and analytics firm S3 Partners.
Advancing issues outnumbered decliners by a 1.80-to-1 ratio on the NYSE. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 7,839.11 for a loss of -52.67 points or -0.67%.
About 5.9 billion shares changed hands on United States exchanges.
"The Dow's positive momentum keeps fading according to technical readings in the daily chart, but by no means indicates an upcoming bearish continuation, as the index holds well above all of its moving averages, and with the 20 DMA maintaining its bullish stance".
Earlier this year Nintendo confirmed that their upcoming online service for the Nintendo Switch would be launching in September . Additional details regarding Nintendo Switch Online along the accurate launch date will be declared closer to release date.
He also faces a charge of contravening Zimbabwe's electoral act by announcing allegedly illegal or fabricated election results. This follows allegations that Zanu-PF lost presidential votes in the province but they were declared winners by ZEC.
Moments after Pence spoke, Trump expressed his support for the proposal with a tweet reading simply, " Space Force all the way! ". This force will draw from across the military to provide space expertise in times of crisis and conflict, Pence said.
They hunt in these groups, and animals that become isolated can suffer a potentially life-threatening food shortage, experts warn. Giles said the spotlight on the animals, while itself awful news, has already led to skyrocketing worry about their plight.
The White House has defended the president, slamming the former staffer's book as being "riddled with lies and false accusations". She acknowledges she had never been able to obtain or hear the tapes but said three unnamed sources had described their contents.
Erdogan downplayed the currency crisis in a speech on Friday, advising Turks not to be anxious over exchange rate fluctuations. Late on Friday, the rand was trading at more than R14 to the dollar, its worst point since a credit downgrade in November.
Bernardo Silva struck in the second half as City exposed the size of the task facing new Arsenal manager Unai Emery . Arsenal are likely to welcome another debutant, the feisty but creative Lucas Torreira , in their deepest role.
Given the truncated preseason he's had after heavy World Cup involvement, his energy and enthusiasm were impressive. We have a lot of players with a lack of condition but we are more than two seasons together and know what to do.
The NFL announced a new policy during the offseason stating players have the option to stay in the locker room during the anthem. With the NFL preseason having officially started this past week, so have protests during the national anthem .
Leicester have slapped an £80m price tag on the 25-year-old but United may be forced to overpay as they grow more desperate. United are keen to buy a centre-back and it's understood they are interested in Bayern Munich's Jerome Boateng .
He represented his country in three World Cups, including the 2002 edition, when Brazil won its fifth tournament title. He's believed to be in intensive care but further reports claim he's making good progress according to Mirror .
The challenge for Kohli's side after the tea break is exactly the same as it was after the lunch break: take early wickets . Pope's wicket left the hosts on 77 for three, with two experience batsmen at the crease in Root and Jonny Bairstow.
Chemical giant ordered to pay cancer patient $398m
Poor regulation was in the spotlight in the deaths of over 40 farmers earlier this year in Maharashtra from pesticide poisoning. Three years ago, doctors diagnosed Angie Dyer with a rare form of cancer - double hit large B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Ryanair Cancels 400 Flights As More Pilots Strike
AOL News reports that "Ryanair planes have a capacity of 189, meaning more than 74,000 passengers could be affected". A spokesman said that despite the walkouts, the majority of Ryanair's scheduled flights would operate as normal.
Liverpool vs West Ham, Premier League 2018-19
Liverpool fans had to wait one year before seeing Keita pull on a Liverpool shirt after a fee was agreed with RB Leipzig in 2017. Another season without silverware could see the end of Klopp.
Mourinho takes swipe at United's detractors
Martial in the last 20 minutes could have given us the second goal but I couldn't make that change. United's squad is stretched through injuries and fitness issues with returning World Cup stars.
Perseid meteor shower to lit up Qatar sky Saturday
Perseid meteors pose no threat to Earth, as many of them burn up in the atmosphere more than 50 miles above the surface. The Perseids arrive each year in the night skies when the Earth passes through the cosmic trail of Comet Swift-Tuttle.