Another rise in Apple Inc. (AAPL) shares pulled the Dow Jones Industrial Average firmly into the green after spending the early morning below its flatline. The blue-chip index was on track to close at a record, its 10th straight all-time closing high in a row. Job openings rose to new records in June, surprising analysts looking for a drop in openings. Meanwhile, hiring declined. The diverging trends indicate employers are having a somewhat difficult time finding the right employees to fill open positions. SeaWorld Entertainment (SEAS) faces continued public criticism over its treatment of orcas. Attendance at its Orlando and San Diego parks declined over the first half of the year on self-admitted "public perception issues." CBS Corp. (CBS) moved higher after quarterly revenue came in stronger than anticipated. Sales grew 9% thanks to the NCAA basketball tournament and an eagerly awaited Twin Peaks revival.
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