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1. -- U.S. stock futures were falling, European shares declined and Asian shares traded lower on Wednesday, Aug. 9, amid increasingly dangerous rhetoric between North Korea and the United States.

The U.S. dollar, which gained against both the euro and the pound in overnight trading in Asia, trimmed its advance as investors moved into gold, the franc, U.S. Treasury bonds and the yen amid threats of an attack on the U.S. territory of Guam by North Korea after Donald Trump told reporters Tuesday that "North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States" and that any aggression from Pyongyang would be met by "fire and fury like the world has never seen."

The Dow Jones Industrial Average made a swift move lower on Tuesday, Aug. 8, snapping a record-breaking streak after the tensions with North Korea escalated.

The Dow tumbled 0.15% in the final hour on Tuesday, retreating from an intraday record set earlier and breaking a nine-day streak of closing at all-time highs. The Dow had been on track for its 10th record close in a row earlier in the session.

The economic calendar in the U.S. on Wednesday includes U.S. Productivity and Costs for the second quarter at 8:30 a.m. ET, Wholesale Trade for June at 10 a.m., and...


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