NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks climbed today as smaller companies soared following a report that showed business investment climbed in August. Investors also hoped stocks will benefit from tax cuts proposed by President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans.

NEW YORK (AP) — The Standard & Poor's 500 index added 10.20 points, or 0.4 percent, to 2,507.04. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 56.39 points, or 0.3 percent, to 22,340.71. The Nasdaq composite leaped 73.10 points, or 1.1 percent, to 6,453.26. The Russell 2000 did even better and continued to set records. It gained 27.95 points, or 1.9 percent, to 1,484.81.

NEW YORK (AP) — Benchmark U.S. crude added 26 cents to $52.14 a barrel in New York while Brent crude, the standard for international oil prices, fell 54 cents, to $57.90 a barrel in London. Wholesale gasoline fell 4 cents to $1.65 a gallon. Heating oil remained at $1.85 a gallon. Natural gas rose 6 cents to $2.97 per 1,000 cubic feet.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most American families grew richer between 2013 and 2016, but the wealthiest households pulled even further ahead, worsening the nation's massive disparities in wealth and income. The median net worth of all American families rose 16 percent last year from 2013 to $97,300, according to a Federal Reserve survey.

ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines says it will let passengers send mobile messages for free during flights beginning Sunday. Delta says passengers will be able to send messages using iMessage, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. The service will be offered through Delta's Wi-Fi service from broadband provider Gogo. The airline says it will be for text only — not for transferring photos or video.