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US: Dow streak of records ends amid US-North Korea tensions

US: Dow streak of records ends amid US-North Korea tensions

US stocks fell sharply on Thursday, with the S&P falling 1 percent and the Nasdaq sliding 1.5 percent, hurt by investor nervousness over escalating tensions between the United States and North Korea and lackluster results from retailers Macy's and Kohl's.

Tillerson said Trump was trying to send a strong and clear message to North Korea's leader so that there wouldn't be "any miscalculation".

An index of stocks across the globe slipped on Tuesday after touching a record high, following U.S. President Donald Trump's warning that North Korean threats "will be met with fire and fury", while the dollar rose against a basket of peers after U.S. job openings jumped to a record high in June.

Net income dropped to US$18 million in the second quarter, down from US$33 million in the same quarter a year earlier, the company said in a statement.

In 3.14pm trading, the Standard & Poor's 500 Index inched 0.06 percent lower. "I think (the North Korea situation) is going to continue to provide a little bit of support, but not enough to push prices significantly higher from here", he added.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 82.37 points, or 0.37 percent, to 22,002.97, the S&P 500 had lost 8.34 points, or 0.34 percent, to 2,466.58 and the Nasdaq Composite had dropped 38.99 points, or 0.61 percent, to 6,331.47.

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The index was down by 1.44% or 108.12 points to close at 7389.94 on Thursday in its worst performance for four months.

Precious metals miners were among a smattering of United Kingdom stocks enjoying a stronger session as investors set course for safe havens.

USA equities steepened their losses late in the session after President Donald Trump said his earlier warnings to North Korea may not have been tough enough.

Just before North Korea announced its potential plan to fire missiles at Guam, two U.S. Air Force B-1B bombers participated in a strategic bilateral mission with South Korea and Japan.

The dollar index fell 0.14 per cent, with the euro unchanged at US$1.1757. Netflix lost 1.5 per cent.

In London, the FTSE 100 fell 0.6% to 7,498.06 (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/ftse-100-falls-as-us-north-korea-tensions-prompt-flight-to-safety-2017-08-09), and Spain's IBEX 35 slumped 1.3% to 10,596.00. The pan-European STOXX 600 hit its lowest level since the end of March, down 1.1%.

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WALL STREET: Losses in health care and consumer-focused companies pulled US stocks lower, snapping a 10-day winning streak for the Dow Jones industrial average.

Equity markets had traded with a soft tone in Europe and there was a sharp increase in selling pressure in NY with the S&P 500 index declining by close to 1.0%.

Wall Street also focused retail earnings, as Macy's and Kohl's both reported better-than-expected quarterly results.

The Japanese yen strengthened 0.08 per cent versus the greenback at 110.00 per dollar.

Benchmark US 10-year notes rose 9/32 in price to yield 2.2494 per cent, from 2.282 per cent late on Tuesday.

Oil prices settled lower after a volatile session on increasing exports from key OPEC producers and news of lower crude shipments from Saudi Arabia.

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