WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A stop-gap funding bill to avoid a federal government shutdown later this week failed to garner enough votes to move forward in the Senate on Tuesday, with Democrats and Republicans voting against the measure. (Reporting by David Morgan; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)
Amazon.com increased 1.98 percent and the consumer discretionary index gained 0.93 percent higher after a report showed that the consumer confidence index for September rose to its highest level in nine years. Following the first of three presidential debates on Monday, Trump vowed to hit Clinton harder after she put him on the defensive. "From a market perspective, rightly or wrongly, there is an understanding that Mrs Clinton would be a safe pair of hands, that there's very little uncertainty there," said Brad McMillan chief investment officer for Commonwealth Financial in Waltham, Massachusetts.