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Swinging between war and peace: A day in Korea's Panmunjom
On the currency markets, the pound was down to a three-week low against the USA dollar but mainly due to earlier disappointing output and trade data. Only utilities sector stocks eked out a gain on a day of mostly listless trading as investors kept an eye on the latest company earnings and geopolitical news.
At 2:00 pm ET, U.S. Federal Reserve's monthly budget statement for July is scheduled to publish.
"If war erupts, it's impossible to say where it goes from there", said Michael Armbruster, managing partner at brokerage firm Altavest. The Dow slid 33.08 points, or 0.2 percent, to 22,085.34.
In Europe, equities dived with London losing 0.6 percent, while Frankfurt shed 1.1 percent and Paris fell 1.4 percent.
The CBOE Volatility Index, a barometer of expected near-term stock market volatility, closed at its highest since the election.
Bond prices were little changed.
Benchmark US 10-year notes rose 9/32 in price to yield 2.2494 per cent, from 2.282 per cent late on Tuesday. Along with a bigger set of maneuvers held every spring, the exercises are routinely met by strong condemnation and threats of countermeasures from North Korea.
Charter Communications rose 2.9 percent on news Altice is exploring a bid for the cable giant. "When earnings are not beating expectations there's a sell off in the companies, and we're just not seeing that money reinvested because of the geopolitical risks".
LACKLUSTER QUARTER: Office Depot sank 24.5 percent after the office supply company's second-quarter results fell short of Wall Street's projections. The stock fell $3.30 to $30.09. The stock lost $5.23 to $101.75. The trend appeared to overshadow strong quarterly revenue growth in the quarter.
Priceline Group dropped 8 percent after issuing a profit forecast that was weaker than analysts were expecting.
The Nasdaq is up 969.21 points, or 18 percent. Banks and department store shares also were among the big decliners.
The Canadian dollar gave back 0.03 cents to 78.74 cents U.S. Brent crude, used to price worldwide oils, gained 56 cents to $52.70 in London. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 tumbled 1.3 percent, while Seoul's Kospi fell 1.1 percent.
Spot gold added 1.2 per cent to US$1,275.60 an ounce.
Gold prices jumped $13.20 to $1,292.50 U.S.an ounce. Amazon shares finished down 2.6%. The September copper contract was down two cents to US$2.91 a pound.
The dollar slipped to as low as 109.11 yen in early Asian trade on Friday, its lowest level since June 14, when the greenback had fallen to as low as 108.81 yen. The euro strengthened to $1.1756 from $1.1752.
Markets overseas were mixed Tuesday. The Dow Jones industrial average slid 204.69 points to 21,844.01, just shy of its low point for the day.
They were down 0.7 percent at $48.24 per barrel, on track for a weekly loss of 2.7 percent.
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Asimismo, se abre la posibilidad a que militantes y simpatizantes vayan juntos en procesos de selección interna. Por su parte Ivonne Ortega , exgobernadora de Yucatán, apoyó la propuesta del diputado Machuca.
Blue Apron shares crater amid higher costs at new facility
Unfortunately, that means a lot of work remains in front of the company at a time when it has ever-growing competition. This is down from its net income of $5.53 million that was reported in the second quarter of the previous year.
Patriots Become 1st NFL Franchise to Buy a Team Plane
In March 2015, Wilfork's time with the franchise came to an end, as the option on his contract was not picked up by the team. The defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots recently became the first NFL team to purchase their own plane.
Solar eclipse 2017: Where to see it in Philly
Eclipse enthusiasts have been planning their trips well in advance, so lodging might be hard to come by near the totality . Stormtracker 18 Weather said it will get gradually darker until 1:10 p.m. and then gradually lighten.
Indians pick up OF Jay Bruce from Mets
The Mets could have kept Bruce, who is eligible for free agency after the season, and extended him a qualifying offer. On Wednesday night, the Cleveland Indians finalized a trade to acquire outfielder Jay Bruce from the New York Mets .