The Dow Jones Industrial Average is coming off its best week since December and the S & P 500 is sitting above 2500. Worries about tensions between the United States and North Korea seem to be easing. Investors are also seemingly encouraged by recent economic reports and a possibility of tax reform. Northrup Grumman ( (NOC) ) is buying Orbital ( (OA) ), a missile and rocket maker. The companies announced the deal today and it worth $7.8 billion. Buying Orbital means more Northrup Grumman can offer more products to its largest customer, the Defense Department. Streaming services racked up awards at the Emmy's last night. Hulu's 'The Handmaid's Tale" was honored with 5 Emmy statues including outstanding drama series at the awards show. The best drama is the first time a streaming series has won the most prestigious prize at the Emmy awards.
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