In a typical risk-on move, the U.S. dollar strengthened by 1.03% verus the yen to 108.94 with the December gold contract on COMEX off by 0.86% at $1,339.50/oz.
The dollar index, a measure of the U.S. currency against a weighted basket of peers, rose 0.3 per cent as concerns that Hurricane Irma would hit Florida with the force of a Category 5 hurricane dissipated after it made landfall as a Category 4 storm. That relieved investors, especially in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, whose devastation is estimated to dent third-quarter economic growth.
Asian stock markets pushed higher as traders breathed a sigh of relief that Pyongyang did not fire another missile on Saturday, choosing instead to mark its foundation day with a parade.
US stock-index benchmarks jump on Monday, as Hurricane Irma hit Florida with less force than expected and North Korea failed to conduct another nuclear missile test over the weekend, helping to lure investors into buying assets perceived as risky like equities. The Nasdaq composite jumped 57 points, or 0.9 percent, to 6,417.
The dollar increased 0.95 percent against the Japanese yen.
The risk on sentiment will likely see the Euro remain on the back foot through the remainder of the day, which could see the Euro give up $1.20 levels early in the session, with the only consideration for the day being any possible friction between the North Korean's and the U.S, though a war of words is more palatable than actual missile or nuclear tests, as far as the markets are concerned.
Florida insurers gained more.
Wall Street opened higher, with the Dow climbing 0.8 percent in the first minute of trading. HCI Group jumped $5.18, or 16.8 percent, to $35.95 while Heritage Insurance gained $1.95, or 20.8 percent, to $11.32.
Rising tensions between the US and North Korea have weighed on stocks in recent weeks and raised the prices of gold and bonds.
In other sectors, AstraZeneca's shares were among the biggest gainers on the FTSE, rising 2.1 percent after reassuring results from two of its lung cancer drugs.
The dollar index, which tracks the U.S. unit against a basket of six major currencies, was 0.2% higher at 92.51, after skidding to a 2-1/2 year low of 91.011 on Friday. Apple (AAPL.O) rose almost 2 percent a day ahead of the launch of the new iPhone, providing the biggest boost to the Nasdaq and S&P. Microsoft added 63 cents to $74.61 and Mastercard rose $2.73, or 2 percent, to $139.95.
The news of the talks on Sunday helped offset the downward pressure on oil prices amid worries that energy demand would be hit hard by Hurricane Irma.
In foreign exchange, the European single currency was trading down at $1.1978 compared with $1.2030 late in NY on Friday.
SPDR Gold Trust, the world's largest gold-backed exchange-traded fund, said its holdings fell 0.28 percent to 834.50 tonnes on Friday from 836.87 tonnes on Thursday.
Roth said the estimated annual GDP loss in SC if DACA recipients lose their work permits would be about $265 million dollars. The average hourly wage of those who worked before DACA was $10.29; the average hourly wage of those who work now is $17.46.
North Korea says it needs its weapons to protect itself from US aggression and regularly threatens to destroy the United States. However, senior members of his administration have made clear that the door to a diplomatic solution is still open.
The singer of 29 years does not venture more in this field very personal, that it was not in the habit of pacing. Rihanna is about to embark on yet another business venture - this time in the US$445 billion beauty industry.
Under the terms of Trump's order, the 90-day travel ban would end before the arguments even happen - on September 27. The government had asked for a "temporary administrative stay" to give the justices time to consider the issue.
Japan's Kyodo news agency reported that Abe and Moon would seek Russian and Chinese support for new sanctions against the North. Since then, North Korea has launched two intercontinental ballistic missiles and conducted its sixth nuclear test.
Murray and Hingis had already won Wimbledon in July while Saturday's triumph took their record as a team to a ideal 10-0. Murray, the older brother of two-time Wimbledon champion Andy, won his third Grand Slam mixed doubles title.
While week one of the college football season was certainly eventful, it brought no change in the conference power rankings. Once again, the only Group of Five team in the Top 25 is USF, which dropped from No. 19 to No. 21.
The SHO had reportedly requisitioned a bullet-proof vehicle in view of the danger posed by terrorists, but was not provided one. Siah said the reason they met the minister this time was that the tourism industry had been battered by two years of unrest.
Santiago couldn't say much to Brekke because of a language barrier, but that didn't stop him from helping someone in need. Ms Brekke said she was "overwhelmed" by Mr Santiago's generosity. "He's helping our family".
Across the first five rounds, he has dropped just two sets and played dominant tennis everytime he stepped on the court. If he starts strong and gets some momentum, he might be able to take the first set, but that'll be it.
Miss America 2018 Crowned
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Lady Gaga 'taking a rest' from music
In a new documentary, the singer reveals that at the time of the split in July 2016, she and Kinney were not in a great place. The Netflix film Gaga: Five Foot Two is an intimate look into the personal life of Gaga, born Stefani Joanne Germanotta.
Policeman's body found in Mexico, quake toll 65
Though seismic activity is common in Mexico , officials said Thursday's quake was the strongest to hit the country in 100 years. Mexico sits atop five tectonic plates, whose movement makes it one of the most seismically active countries in the world.
Abe, Moon agree on urging Russia, China to act on Pyongyang
He said UNSC must act to stop North Korea from continuing such actions and should put maximum pressure to change its policy. North Koreans remember the 2003 USA invasion of Iraq over Saddam Hussein's alleged weapons programme, Mr Putin reasoned.
Korea PM: North may launch ICBM Saturday
A leading missile expert told Fox News the U.S. would have only minutes to decide whether to shoot down a North Korea missile. The Swedish Embassy in Pyongyang also provides consular services for the United States, Australia and Canada.
NATO Forces Apologize For 'Highly Offensive' Leaflet
Pakistan believes the path to Afghan reconciliation goes through Islamabad and requires power-sharing with the Taliban. With his Afghan policy, Trump has revived the fight-fight approach as the war in Afghanistan comes full circle.
Manson follower Leslie Van Houten granted parole by CA board
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Missing Minnesota Teen Found Safe, Three Arrested
The girl's harrowing ordeal began on August 8 when a family friend asked her for help outside her home in Alexandria , Minnesota . They are Thomas Barker , 32, of Carlos, Minn.; Steven Powers , 20, of Mankato, Minn.; and Joshua Holby , 31, of Carlos.