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Shock and shrug: U.S. stocks brush off latest round of global threats

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By Lewis KrauskopfNEW YORK (Reuters) - Another global shock. Another collective yawn by U.S. stock investors. Equity investors appeared to largely brush off the latest apparent threat to the world's security: A global cyber attack, which began spreading on Friday that by Monday had infected computers in more than 100 countries. Adding to global jitters, North Korea said it had successfully conducted a mid- to-long-range missile test and would continue such launches "any time, any place."Yet major U.S. stock indexes moved higher on Monday, with the benchmark S&P 500 touching a record high, as ...

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First Published: Tue, May 16 2017. 02:28 IST