Walt Disney World closed for Irma


The markets extended its gains during the midday with the Dow leaping 254 points to 22,052. Nasdaq soared 67 points to 6,427.

For only the fifth time since it opened 46 years ago, Walt Disney World closed for two days due to Hurricane Irma. Hurricane force winds and heavy rain inundated the amusement park over the weekend toppling trees and causing at least one electric transformer to explode. The park plans to reopen on Tuesday.

The Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) has fined Facebook 1.2 million euros, or approximately $1.43 million, for violating the privacy of users in Spain. The data protection watchdog found that the social media giant collected information about user's religious beliefs, personal preferences and ideology without the unequivocal consent of the user. The AEPD said that Facebook tracked people through the Like button from non-Facebook sites and failed to delete the information.

Tesla will be adding charging stations in metropolitan areas in order to provide city dwellers with options to charge their vehicles. Many residents of urban areas do not have access to a garage to charge their cars. Urban charging stations opened today in Boston and Chicago.

In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of nearly 4 to 1 on the NYSE and by more than 5 to 2 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 leaped 25 points to 2,486. Bitcoin fell $19 to $4,219.

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