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Wall Street set to open lower as tensions with N.Korea mount

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By Tanya AgrawalREUTERS - U.S. stock indexes looked set to open lower on Wednesday as investors shunned risky assets following escalating tensions between North Korea and the United States.North Korea said it was considering plans to fire missiles at Guam, a U.S.-held Pacific island, after President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned the nuclear-armed nation that it would face "fire and fury" if it threatened the United States.Safe-haven assets gained. Gold rose 1.2 percent, while the Swiss franc was on track to post its biggest single day rise in about two-and-a-half years.U.S. stocks closed ...

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First Published: Wed, August 09 2017. 18:32 IST
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