USA stock index futures pointed to a slightly lower open on Wednesday, as investors focus on rising geopolitical tensions between the US and North Korea, and get ready to pore over another slew of corporate earnings.
President Donald Trump warned North Korea, saying that any provocation and threats "will be met with fire and fury".
The Nasdaq Composite.IXIC was up 28.11 points, or 0.44 percent, at 6,411.88.
The back-and-forth came on the heels of reports the U.S. intelligence community has determined North Korea has successfully produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles.
The drop by Disney comes after the company reported fiscal third quarter earnings that came in above estimates but on weaker than expected revenues.
The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was down 39.02 points to 15,217.33 in a broad-based decline that saw many sectors finish in the red while bullion stocks surged almost 1.9 per cent.
Following two relatively quiet days on the United States economic front, trading on Wednesday may be impacted by a report on labor productivity and costs in the second quarter. Mainland markets also traded below the flat line, with the Shanghai Composite slipping 0.18% and the Shenzhen Composite lower by 0.14%. 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.
Unit labor costs had been expected to climb by 1.2 percent compared to the 2.2 percent jump that had been reported for the previous quarter.
The major European markets also showed notable moves to the downside on the day.
Declining issues outnumbered advancers on the NYSE by 1,859 to 737.
In overseas trading, stock markets across the Asia-Pacific region turned in a mixed performance during trading on Tuesday.
The weakness among oil service stocks came amid a modest decrease by the price of crude oil, with crude for September delivery slipping USD0.22 to USD49.17 a barrel.
Travel website operator Priceline fell 6.72 percent, while travel-review website operator TripAdvisor was down 7.74 percent after both the companies issued disappointing forecasts.
Ten out of the 11 major S&P 500 sectors fell after the comments with the only gains seen in the utilities sector. While the UK's FTSE 100 Index slid by 0.6%, the German DAX Index slumped by 1.1% and the French CAC 40 Index tumbled by 1.4%.
Safe-haven assets gained following the mounting geopolitical tensions.
Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.29 percent.
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The Pentagon said the new policy applies to 133 military facilities, presumably the same ones listed in April's announcement. Davis said the Defense Department worked with the FAA and other federal agencies to develop its new policy.
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Graphic video of the accident showed one of the "passenger-carrying gondolas" breaking apart from the central bar of the ride. KMG said any fairs featuring the Fireball should cease operation of the ride immediately pending further investigation.
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The jet had to maneuver to avoid collision with the QOM-1, coming just 200 feet laterally and 100 feet vertically of each other. Navy ship fired warning shots at an Iranian vessel after U.S. officials claimed it closed to within 150 yards (450 feet).
Wenger expects the league's elite teams to be stronger after the summer transfer market and sees the Blues dropping more points. The previous two English champions, Leicester and Chelsea , were unburdened by the pressure of European football .
A statement announcing the decision also included the disappointment of Christy Clark stepping down earlier in the day. Weaver struck a deal with new Premier John Horgan and the BC NDP to form a minority government in late May.
The terrorists had used code words "Shaukat" for a vehicle carrying yatris, and "Bilal" for a CRPF vehicle, he said. The three "co-conspirators" had also provided shelter to the four militants in Khudwani and Srigufwara, Khan said.
The road China is trying to build leads towards the Indian border and could prove strategically useful to the east Asian superpower.
Six injured as vehicle hits soldiers in Paris suburb
Six soldiers in France were wounded - two seriously - after a vehicle rammed into them in a Paris suburb on Wednesday morning. One official said the attacker hit just as a group of soldiers emerged from the building to board vehicles for a new shift.
Spotify makes its Xbox One debut
On the home screen, players will be able to see their most recently played games along with hints, suggestions and advertisements. You'll be able to stream music through Spotify on the Xbox One in the background while gaming, Microsoft has announced .
Jury selection begins in the case of Taylor Swift versus the DJ
Opening statements in the case are expected sometime Tuesday, and that's when both Swift and Mueller will both have to be present. Swift plans to donate any winnings from the trial to a charity that fights against, and protects women from, sexual assault.
Okinawa-based Osprey crashes off Australia
The exercises were a followup to joint military training between USA and Australian forces that wrapped up last week. A squadron of Ospreys is based at the Marines' Futenma base on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa.
Fox News host Eric Bolling suspended amid investigation
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Philippines seeks ASEAN consensus on North Korea response
Also speaking to reporters, Mr Wang said the meeting went "very well". "We need to get used to this kind of to-ing and fro-ing". Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said a "framework draft" was "agreed upon and approved" during meetings in Manila.