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Wall Street slips as rising N.Korea tensions rattle investors

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By Tanya AgrawalREUTERS - U.S. stocks were lower on Wednesday as investors scurried to safe-haven assets after President Donald Trump's "fire and fury" warning to North Korea escalated tensions with the nuclear-armed nation.North Korea said it was considering plans to fire missiles at Guam, a U.S.-held Pacific island, after President Trump's warning on Tuesday.Safe-haven assets gained following the mounting geopolitical tensions. Gold rose as much as 1.2 percent to a near two-month high, while the Swiss franc was on track to post its biggest single day rise in about two-and-a-half ...

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First Published: Wed, August 09 2017. 20:54 IST
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