UNDATED (AP) — The current bull run on Wall Street has become the longest in history at 3,453 days, beating the bull market of the 1990s that ended in the dot-com collapse in 2000. The S&P 500 finished today with a loss of 1.14 points, to close at 2,861. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slid 88 ½ points to 25,733. And the Nasdaq composite gained nearly 30 points, to end up at 7,889. The Russell 2000 index picked up 4 1/2 points to 1,722.

UNDATED (AP) — Oil prices are picking up. Benchmark U.S. crude climbed 3.1 percent to $67.87 per barrel in New York today. At the same time, Brent crude, the standard for international oil prices, dipped 0.1 percent to $74.70 per barrel in London. In other energy futures trading, heating oil rose 2.1 percent to $2.17 a gallon. Wholesale gasoline gained 2.5 percent to $2.07 a gallon and natural gas dropped 0.8 percent to $2.96 per 1,000 cubic feet.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials earlier this month said that a strong economy meant that it would "likely soon be appropriate" to boost their benchmark interest rate for a third time this year. But minutes of their discussions also reveal deepening concerns about how the economy would fare under the Trump administration's trade policies and a possible escalation of trade wars. The Fed has raised rates seven times since late 2015.

MIAMI (AP) — A former Swiss bank executive has pleaded guilty to his role in a $1.2 billion money-laundering scheme involving Venezuela's state-run oil and natural gas company. Federal court records show that 44-year-old Matthias Krull pleaded guilty in Miami federal court to conspiracy to commit money laundering. The German national and Panamanian resident is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 29.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts' first resort casino has been given the green light to open after a successful test run. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has granted formal approval for the grand opening of MGM Springfield on Friday. Commission officials observed dry runs of gambling operations Aug. 16 and Aug. 20 at the $960-million casino, hotel and entertainment complex. A final operations certificate will be issued in September.