US stocks open mixed
US stocks opened quiet on Wednesday as technology companies rose and energy companies continued to fall as investors sorted through the ongoing damage caused by Tropical Storm Harvey. Chipmaker Analog Devices was climbing while tax preparer H&R Block was skidding after the companies issued their latest quarterly reports. The Commerce Department raised its estimate for economic growth and said US gross domestic product grew at its fastest pace in two years between April and June. The S&P 500 picked up 1 point, or 0.1 per cent, to 2,447 as of 10.05 am Eastern time.