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Wall St ends off lows as traders buy N. Korea dip

Wall St ends off lows as traders buy N. Korea dip

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that USA threats from Pyongyang would be met with "fire and fury," which prompted North Korea to say it was considering plans for a missile strike on the US pacific territory of Guam.

At the close of trading in NY, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 33.08 points, or 0.15%, to 22,085.34.

As of 12:18 BST, the Footsie had given up 62.13 points to stand 0.82 percent lower at 7,480.60. The umbrella financials group slipped 0.3 percent. They outweighed gains in health care stocks and elsewhere.

The latest corporate earnings included those from Michael Kors.

Health care stocks, which have been in a slump, posted gains.

Office Depot tumbled 23.57 percent after the office supplies retailer's quarterly results came in below estimates.

Jurgen Klopp names Liverpool squad for Champions League play-offs
Pre-season it may have been, but the way they dismantled Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena could be a sign of things to come in Europe.

"We experienced volume pressure from both a macro and competitive perspective that impacted our total volume performance within the quarter, and we anticipate this will carry forward for the remainder of 2017", chief executive officer Ralph Scozzafava said in a statement. In addition, there was a considerable amount of financial results.

Media giant CBS rose 1.8 per cent after reporting better-than-expected second-quarter earnings as it boosted subscriptions to the network's streaming services.

Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.29 percent.

Japan said on Tuesday it was possible that North Korea had already developed nuclear warheads and warned of an acute threat posed by its weapons programmes as Pyongyang's continues missile and nuclear tests in defiance of United Nations sanctions.Crude oil prices extended their slide from Tuesday as exports from key OPEC producers rose and despite news of lower crude shipments from Saudi Arabia.U.S. crude shed 12 cents to $49.05 a barrel, while Brent crude fell 18 cents a barrel at $51.96 a barrel.

Stocks are opening slightly lower on Wall Street, a day after the market closed at its latest record high. Furthermore, there was hardly any significant economic news available.

"Today's JOLTS data bring a September meeting balance sheet unwind announcement a little closer to reality". Despite the recent depreciation, the Kiwi Dollar is ahead by more than 5% since the beginning of the year, and moving off a multi-year high at $0.7557.


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