Published: Sun, August 13, 2017
Markets | By Noel Gibbs

North Korea tensions continue to weigh on global stocks

The remarks, following North Korea's earlier revelation of a plan to launch a salvo of ballistic missiles toward the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, gave investors further incentive to take to the sidelines at least in stock markets.

Tillerson's tone was in sharp contrast to that of United States president Donald Trump, who warned on Tuesday any North Korean threat to the U.S. would be met with "fire and fury".

"Markets are looking for any reason at all for a reset".

S&P 500 e-minis were up 1.5 points, or 0.06 percent, with 300,073 contracts traded. The precious metal is often seen as a safe haven for investors during times of uncertainty.

The CBOE Volatility Index .VIX , a barometer of expected near-term stock market volatility, closed at its highest since the US presidential election on Thursday, but was down 1.22 points at 14.82 points on Friday.

At 9:38 a.m. ET (1338 GMT) the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 85.43 points, or 0.39%, at 21 963.27, the S&P 500 was down 10.31 points, or 0.42% at 2 463.71.

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But instead of replacing a defensive player for Morata, Conte made it a straight-swap for striker Michy Batshuayi . But it wasn't enough as the Premier League champions suffered a surprise defeat at Stamford Bridge.

The Nasdaq Composite was down 115.35 points, or 1.82 percent, at 6,236.98.

Materials, home to gold producers and other resource-based companies, was the only gainer among the index's 10 main sectors and was up 0.6 percent.

Shares of Kohl's were down 8.4%, while Macy's fell 4% after the department store operators reported a fall in sales.

Data showed US producer prices unexpectedly fell in July, recording their biggest drop in almost a year, while another set showed the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week.

Retailers' results are being keenly watched by investors to gauge the companies' strategy to counter No. 1 online retailer's growth.

"This inflation data for the month was not good".

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Problem is, it was clearly accidental but he was cautioned and that could prove costly later in the season. They greeted the half time whistle with the sort of cheers usually reserved for a glorious victory.

Wall Street's downbeat start followed a slide in major stock indexes in Europe and Asia.

"But now we're seeing increasing rather than diminishing tensions", he said.

The consumer price data, which pointed to weak inflation, could cause the Federal Reserve to hold off from raising rates again this year.

And Blue Apron shares dipped after its first earnings report as a public company.

Perrigo surged 16.08% after the drugmaker raised its full-year adjusted profit forecast.

Advancing issues outnumbered decliners on the NYSE by 1,432 to 1,310. On the Nasdaq, 2,303 issues fell and 567 advanced.

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According to NASA , the total eclipse lasted just over a minute. "For Kearney, the previous one was more than 800 years ago". And now, people in Yolo County can join the county library staff for two special solar eclipse viewing events .

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