Troy Stangarone, Senior Director, Congressional Affairs & Trade at the Korea Economic Institute reflects on North Korea's impact on trade and looks at South Korea's economic growth plans with the U.S.» Read More
TOKYO, April 4- The Nikkei average is expected to open lower on Thursday, ahead of the outcome of the Bank of Japan's policy-setting meeting, on concerns over the U.S. recovery after weak service sector data and a slowdown in job hiring by private employers.
WASHINGTON, April 3- The United States would welcome South Korea joining negotiations on an Asia-Pacific free trade agreement, a senior U.S. trade official said on Wednesday, as Washington continues to weigh Japan's bid to enter the same set of talks.
NEW YORK, April 3- Oil prices fell 3 percent on Wednesday in the steepest daily drop in five months, as U.S. crude inventories rose to their highest since 1990 and as weak economic data weighed on the outlook for demand. Brent crude oil for May delivery settled down $3.58 at $107.11 a barrel, the biggest one day percentage fall since Nov. 3.
News the Pentagon was sending a missile defense system to Guam in the coming weeks, with U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel citing a "real and clear" danger from North Korea, added to investor caution. North Korea, meanwhile, said it had "ratified" a merciless attack against the United States, potentially involving a "diversified nuclear strike".
*U.S. defense secretary says North Korea a danger. NEW YORK, April 3- U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 index posting its biggest daily decline in more than a month, after a weaker-than-expected survey of private employers raised concerns about the strength of the economy.
*Missile defense system to be deployed in Guam- Pentagon. PAJU, South Korea, April 3- North Korea closed access to a joint factory zone with South Korea on Wednesday, officials said, putting at risk $2 billion a year in trade that is vital for an impoverished state with a huge army, nuclear ambitions and a hungry population.
NEW YORK, April 3- The dollar dropped against the yen and the euro on Wednesday after reports showed unexpectedly low job gains in the U.S. private and slower growth in the service sector last month, raising fears about recovery in the world's largest economy.
Discussing what role China plays in the tensions with North Korea, and how worried the U.S. should be about hacking, with Carla Robbins, Council on Foreign Relations.
WASHINGTON, April 3- The United States said on Wednesday it will soon send a missile defense system to Guam to defend it from North Korea, as the U.S. military adjusts to what U.S.
*Gold down more than 1 pct in commodities selloff. NEW YORK, April 3- Gold tumbled to a nine-month low on Wednesday, losing more than 1 percent as plummeting crude oil prices and sharp losses in U.S. equities triggered a sell-off in assets across the board.
*South Korea aims to pick winner in first half 2013. WASHINGTON, April 3- The U.S. Defense Department said on Wednesday it has approved the sale of either the Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 stealth fighter or Boeing Co's F-15 Silent Eagle fighter to South Korea, which is expected to announce the winner of a 60- jet competition later this year.
The U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel acknowledged he's concerned the crisis in Korea could escalate, with CNBC's Eamon Javers; and how this news is impacting stocks, with Brian Jacobsen, Wells Fargo Advantage Funds and Tom McClellan, The McClellan Market Report.
*U.S. defense secretary says North Korea a danger. NEW YORK, April 3- U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday as weaker-than-expected economic data caused investors to trim positions ahead of Friday's jobs report and U.S. defense secretary expressed concern over North Korea. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel cited a "real and clear" danger from North Korea.
WASHINGTON, April 3- The U.S. Defense Department on Wednesday said it has approved the sale of either the Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 stealth fighter or Boeing Co's F-15 Silent Eagle fighter to South Korea, which is expected to announce the winner of a 60- jet competition later this year.
WASHINGTON, April 3- The Pentagon said on Wednesday it was sending an advanced ballistic missile defense system to Guam in the coming weeks, as U.S.
WASHINGTON, April 3- The Pentagon said on Wednesday it was sending an advanced ballistic missile defense system to Guam in the coming weeks, describing the move as a precaution against North Korea's regional ballistic missile threat.
David Lutz, Stifel Nicolaus, explains why the stress in gold is not geopolitical.
The U.S. military is sending missile defense technology to Guam, specifically THAAD, or Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.
WASHINGTON, April 3- The United States sees a "real and clear" danger from North Korea, given its nuclear and missile capabilities and bellicose rhetoric, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Wednesday. "We take those threats seriously," Hagel said, addressing an audience at the National Defense University in Washington.
Defense Secretary Hagel says North Korea's rhetoric presents a "real and clear" danger from the country. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the U.S. is sending missile defense to Guam. CNBC's Bob Pisani, weighs in.