World Bulletin / News Desk
The Dow Jones increased 9 points to begin the day at 22,671 points.
The S&P 500 added 4 points to start trading at 2,541 points, and the Nasdaq jumped 29 points to 6,564 points.
All three indexes closed Wednesday at their all-time highest levels.
The U.S.' trade deficit fell 2.7 percent in August, compared with the previous month, to $42.4 billion -- its lowest level in 11 months.