A gauge designed to predict the economy's future health rose in August but at a much slower pace than in July.
Wall Street is opening higher on the day Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba makes its big debut in the stock market.
New York's labor department reports the state total of private sector jobs increased by 3,900 in August.
A look at the 10 biggest volume decliners on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading: Denali Fund : Approximately shares changed hands, a 99.9 decrease from its 65-day average volume.
A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading: Bank of America Corp. rose 1.6 percent to $17.04 with 108,090,900 shares traded.
A look at the 10 biggest volume gainers on Nasdaq at the close of trading: Citiz Cmty Bcp Wisc : Approximately 98,100 shares changed hands, a 3,065.9 percent increase over its 65-day average volume.
A look at Nasdaq 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading: Apple Inc. rose .2 percent to $101.79 with 35,902,100 shares traded.
Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated).