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Investors seek safety as North Korea tension escalates; stocks end off lows

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By Rodrigo CamposNEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's warning to North Korea and Pyongyang's threat of possible armed retaliation drove investors away from stocks and other risky assets on Wednesday and into textbook safe-havens like gold and Treasuries.But despite the largest percentage drop in over a month on a global equities index, U.S. equities ended only slightly lower as healthy corporate earnings and a recent string of strong economic data enticed investors into beaten-down stocks.Trump's remarks on Tuesday afternoon that North Korea would face "fire and fury like the ...

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First Published: Thu, August 10 2017. 02:51 IST