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Kelvin Reese | 18 May, 2017, 02:05

"A lot of technology right now is driven by worries about cyber security as investors believe more companies will have to upgrade their computer systems and add security", said Warne.

Metals prices were also given a boost as Chinese President Xi Jinping said over the weekend that the "One Belt, One Road" infrastructure initiative will get financing of $78bn as Beijing looks to strengthen infrastructure and trade links with the rest of the world.

"It is not just because they're necessarily thinking about anything as extreme as impeachment, but investors are anxious that Congress won't be able to get anything done in this increasingly insane environment in Washington", said Chris Low, chief economist of FTN Financial.

KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 2 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,399 as of 11:07 a.m. Tuesday on Wall Street. The Nasdaq did manage to end at a record for its second day in a row after climbing 0.33% to 6,169.87. Transocean rose 46 cents, or 4.2 percent, to $11.08, and Hess gained $1.56, or 3.2 percent, to $50.93.

An afternoon recap of the day's most important business news, delivered weekdays.

A Federal Reserve said industrial production increased 1% in April, its largest gain since February 2014.

Among economic reports expected for the day, investors received May Empire Manufacturing and May Net Long-Term TIC Flows. Hess rose 2.9 percent and Murphy Oil rose 2.7 percent.

Target Corp (NYSE: TGT) will report before market open on Thursday.

Traders also had their eye on the latest crop of quarterly results from companies.

Home Depot Inc. earned $2.01 billion, or $1.67 per share, beating per-share projections on Wall Street by 6 cents.

Jose Mourinho: Sergio Romero will start Europa League final - Eurosport.com AU
On the other side, hosts have little more than just pride to play for as they look to grab a respectable place in the standings. I don't think we can finish seventh or we can finish fourth, so fifth or sixth.

Real Madrid were never afraid of Atletico comeback, insists Marcelo
We're playing tomorrow and again on Wednesday and there will be changes". "We have done phenomenally so far". In Madrid [in the Copa del Rey first leg] we were beaten and we have to learn from that.

China, Philippines to start South China Sea talks
Philippine officials have said the meeting will be held Friday in southwestern China. He made no mention of Malaysia and Brunei, which also have claims to the sea.

"Home-improvement and beauty retailers are really where the strength is within the retail sector, and of course, online", said Lindsey Bell, investment strategist at CFRA.

Earnings at S&P 500 companies are expected to have grown 14.5 percent in the first quarter - the best showing since 2011, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

Gold for June rose by $2.30, or 0.2%, to settle at $1,230 an ounce.

After Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation agreed to extend their oil production limitation agreement until March next year, crude prices jumped by around 3 percent on Monday.

West Texas Intermediate crude was down 0.2% at $48.74 a barrel on Tuesday. Brent crude, the worldwide standard, rose 98 cents to $51.82 a barrel.

Energy stocks also fell along with a drop in the price of crude oil.

Cisco's 2.5 per cent rise provided the biggest boost to the Nasdaq and S&P.

YIELDS: Longer-term Treasury yields rose, as bond prices fell. Silver added 13 cents to $16.69 per ounce. US gold futures gained 0.57 per cent to $1,237.00 an ounce. The euro edged up to $1.0987 from $1.0975.

The Russell 2000 is up 37.55 points, or 2.8 percent.

Major stock indexes in Europe were mixed. London's FTSE 100 rose 0.9 percent. Thermo Fisher rose 0.4 per cent. Smaller rival Lowe's LOW.N was up 0.5 percent.

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