U.S. stocks inch higher as investors watch Hurricane Irma

U.S. stock-market indexes opened slightly higher on Wednesday, bouncing from losses during the previous session, which were sparked by worries over North Korea. Gains were limited, however, as investors kept an eye on a potentially destructive Hurricane Irma. The category 5 Hurricane has made a landfall in northeastern Caribbean islands and could potentially hit Florida, where a state of emergency has been declared. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 85 points, 0.4%, to 22,838 at the open. The S&P 500 advanced 8 points, or 0.3%, to 2,465. The Nasdaq Composite index rose 23 points, or 0.4% to 6,400. Among the best performers on Wall Street, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. [s :HPE] climbed following better-than-expected earnings released late Tuesday.

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