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Dow Ends Winning Streak

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished lower Tuesday, ending the blue-chip index's streak of record highs.

North Korea Threat Comes After Trump Vows 'Fire and Fury'

President Donald Trump demanded North Korea not "make any more threats" to the U.S., saying the country "will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen." Hours later, North Korea says it is considering a plan to launch missiles at Guam.

U.S. Growth Seen Steadying, Soothing Slowdown Fears

The U.S. is set for steady economic growth, according to leading indicators from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, which previously hinted at a slowdown.

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Tillerson Presses Asian Nations to Clamp Down on North Korea

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ramped up pressure on Southeast Asian countries to shut down North Korean front companies and squeeze Pyongyang's diplomatic presence in the region.

Crude Falls as Oversupply Worries Weigh

Oil prices gave back gains Tuesday, as projections for U.S. oil production climbed and other major oil-producing nations met to discuss compliance to a deal to curb output.

What Could Possibly Ruin Traders' Summer Vacations?

It is the dog days of summer for investors-trading has slowed as stocks have risen steadily around the world. Still, August is known for offering financial markets a range of surprises.

German Economy Seen Growing Despite Weak Export, Factory Data

Europe's largest economy is likely to continue to grow at a robust pace, despite some recent weak data points, economists say.

China's Economy Gets Smaller Boost From Trade

China's unexpectedly robust economy is still getting a boost from trade, with exports and imports growing last month, albeit at a more moderate pace.

U.S. Small-Business Confidence Rises in July

Small-business owners' confidence about their economic situation rose in July, as stronger customer demand overpowered "dysfunction" in Washington and employers worked to hire more.

U.S. Job Openings Climb to Record 6.2 Million at End of June

U.S. employers have never had more available job openings, but the rate at which people are hired into those jobs was little changed in June.

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August 08, 2017 21:15 ET (01:15 GMT)