With the index changes afoot, the exchange traded tracking it will follow suit.
The Labor Department issues its August report before Friday's open. Investors are looking for data that give the Fed room not to trim its bond buying.
Markets are set for a lower open after disappointing results from Google and Microsoft.
A decent report on jobless claims and gains for IBM and financial stocks fuel the rally. Big tech stocks pull back. Microsoft and Google earnings disappoint.
Stocks are were higher, with both the Dow and S&P 500 setting new records following earnings reports from 5 of the Dow's 30 members.
The Fed chief is set to continue his testimony on Congress. Verizon, Google to report quarterly results.
American Express, IBM and United Health are also reporting mid-week.
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