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Pos Bulletin| Mon Sep 11 08:10:24 EDT 2017
NEW YORK (AP) — US stocks are jumping Monday, following global markets higher, after Hurricane Irma weakened without causing as much damage as many had feared. Travel companies and insurers are also rising. Home-improvement companies like Lowe's and Home Depot, which rallied last week, fell. Bond prices fell, sending yields higher. There was also relief among investors that a national holiday passed in North Korea without that country escalating tensions with the U.S. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 20 points, or 0.8 percent, to 2,481 as of 10 a.m. Eastern time. That put the index on track for a record high. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 190 points, or 0.9 p..

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