DJIA, S&P 500 and Nasdaq all rise slightly on the session.
The Dow has closed with a record for eight straight days. It's going for its ninth.
The Dow could close with its ninth day of records.
Southeast Asian nations have stepped up the intensity of their rhetoric over territorial claims with China. Will the pressure pay? And what do oil and gas investors need to know?
Although it was the downgrade of China's creditworthiness as a nation that grabbed yesterday's headlines, three dozen companies are also finding it harder or more expensive to borrow.