U.S. stock futures pull back on rising North Korea tensions

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U.S. stock futures eased early Wednesday, as investors kept watch on an increasingly tense situation between the North Korea and the U.S. A spokesman for the Strategic Force of the Korean People’s Army said early Wednesday that a plan to strike a U.S. military base in Guam was being considered. That came hours after President Donald Trump warned of a “fire and fury” response to North Korea if it threatened the U.S. S&P 500 index futures












ESU7, -0.28%










fell 7.8 points, or 0.3%, to 2,465, while Dow Jones Industrial Average futures












YMU7, -0.13%










dropped 29 points, or 0.1%, to 22,001. Nasdaq-100 futures












NQU7, -0.32%










slid 23 points, or 0.4%, to 5,895. Asian stocks also fell across the board, while perceived safe-haven assets gold and the Japanese yen












USDJPY, -0.30%










rose.

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