S&P closes barely lower despite N. Korea tensions

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U.S. stocks clawed back losses late on Wednesday as investors appeared to brush off geopolitical concerns after falling in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump's "fire and fury" warning to North Korea.

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Bargain-seeking investors instead turned their focus to strength in the global economy and earnings toward the end of an active trading day.

"It's amazing when you consider the headlines just how calm the equity markets are, how they've taken things in their stride," said Ryan Detrick, senior market strategist at LPL Financial in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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