The S&P 500 .SPX gained 1.04 percent to 2,487.1 points, while the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC added 1.11 percent to 6,430.77.
Investors were relieved as Irma, which is still deluging Florida and Georgia, didn't appear to be as bad as it did in projections last week.
All 11 major S&P 500 sectors rose, led by financial stocks, with insurers advancing as Irma, once ranked as one of the most powerful hurricane recorded in the Atlantic, lost power.
US stocks rose to a record, the dollar strengthened and Treasuries tumbled as investors piled into riskier assets after Hurricane Irma wreaked less damage than forecast and North Korea failed to exacerbate tensions. "It does appear that the worst-case scenario for Florida has been evaded", said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at First Standard Financial in NY.
"We've seen a huge surge in the loonie over the last couple of months", said Fehr, who attributed the upward movement to the Bank of Canada hiking interest rates twice in two months and USA data suggesting the Federal Reserve may not be quite as aggressive with upcoming rate hikes and winding down its balance sheet. By one estimate, damages will total $49 billion instead of an earlier prediction of $200 billion. While heavy flooding swamped many cities, including Miami, and millions were left without power, the state's largest city was spared the brunt of the storm.
Meanwhile, Federal Reserve speakers are now in a blackout period before next week's policy meeting, so investors are likely to devote much of their attention to assessing the impact of natural disasters on US growth.
CURRENCIES: The euro was down 0.2 percent at $1.1930 while the dollar rose 0.4 percent to 109.83 yen.
In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average soared 259.58 points to 22,057.37.
Standing tall after first-and-goal from the 3 with a 7-3 lead was just another example of the unit rising to the occasion. The Packers limited Seattle to 12 first downs and 225 total yards, and Green Bay had an 18:26 edge in time of possession.
Murray and Hingis had already won Wimbledon in July while Saturday's triumph took their record as a team to a flawless 10-0. After the match, Murray reiterated his concerns about prize money for this format of the game.
In his election campaign previous year , Donald Trump chided Japan and South Korea for not contributing enough to their defences. North Korea announced on Sunday carrying out a successful hydrogen experiment, the thing that caused worldwide denouncement.
Since last month, the Albany average has risen 64.6 cents, and motorists were paying 75.5 cents more per gallon than a year ago . Gas prices usually begin to go down around Labor Day, as the summer driving season comes to an end.
The nuclear test came only five days after the launch of a ballistic missile that flew over northern Japan on August 29. Last week, Pyongyang fired a ballistic missile that flew over the Japanese island of Hokkaido.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reported waves of 3.3 feet (1 meter) above the tide level off Salina Cruz, Mexico. The earthquake's impact was blunted somewhat by the fact that it was centred 100 miles (160 kilometres) offshore.
The Pope can be seen with bruising as he greets crowds after the accident. "When you don't want to see, you don't see", he said. Francis used the trip to urge Colombians deeply polarized by a peace plan to shun vengeance after a bloody 50-year civil war.
England's 2-1 win over the Windies keeps them third in the Test standings, behind India and South Africa. He was up to the pace of Shannon Gabriel , and no Australian will be quicker even if the pitches are.
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Beijing says the system's powerful radars will be able to monitor flights and missile launches deep inside north-eastern China. US President Donald Trump has urged China, North Korea's biggest ally and trading partner, to do more to rein in its neighbor.
UB edges up in annual US News college rankings
The university saw a slight increase in its peer assessment score, which ticked up a tenth of a percent to 3.2 percent this year. News & World Report "Best Colleges" rankings , released Tuesday, Sept. 12, place the UI in a tie with Miami University of Ohio.
Desmond Tutu speaks out on Rakhine crisis
In 2016, about 85,000 Rohingya poured into Bangladesh, fleeing rape, torture and murder at the hands of Myanmar security forces. There are many more in other parts of the region and the world. "We also have expectations concerning the Myanmar government".
Newly unearthed ancient tomb with mummies unveiled in Egypt
He said a shaft in the tomb contained mummies belonging to ancient Egyptian people who lived during the 21st and 22nd dynasties. Egyptian archaeologists frequently uncover remnants of the country's past, which was once a centre of ancient civilization.