LESS FEAR OVER SYRIA: Stocks rose after it appeared Syria might take a deal that could avert a military strike by the U.S. Oil prices, which had been rising because of worries about the Mideast, fell.
MAKE IT SEVEN? The Standard & Poor's 500 index has risen six days in a row because of receding Syria worries and news that suggests that economies in Japan, China, and Europe are in better shape than previously thought.
UNDERWHELMED: Apple's new iPhone disappointed investors. Its stock fell 2.6 percent.