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  • DNIPRO, Ukraine— The head of Ukraine's top rocket-making company on Tuesday rejected claims that its technologies might have been shipped to North Korea, helping the pariah nation achieve a quantum leap in its missile program. KB Yuzhnoye chief Alexander Degtyarev voiced confidence that employees haven't been leaking know-how to Pyongyang, according to...

  • North Korea 'bluster' sends message, 'we will deal with you as an equal': Albright Stonebridge's Evans Revere

    Kim Jong Un is 'not off the wall, he's not irrational, he is dangerous,' says Evans Revere, Albright Stonebridge Group, talking about escalating tensions between the United States and North Korea. They have nuclear weapons but are not so foolish as to use or prepare to use them, says Revere.

  • Aug 15- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Tuesday as North Korea's leader delayed a decision on firing missiles towards the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, pointing to receding tensions between the United States and North Korea. *Pyongyang's plans to fire missiles near Guam prompted a surge in tensions in the region last week, with President Donald Trump...

  • This undated photo released by North Korea's state news agency on December 11, 2016 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un during a combat drill.

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will watch what "the foolish Yankees" do before making a decision on plans to fire four missiles toward the U.S. territory of Guam, state media in the reclusive nation reported.

  • Market watcher:  Look under the hood for trends behind Wall Street's moves

    Art Hogan of Wunderlich Securities says last week's declines may be attributed to the typical low volumes in August.

  • LONDON, Aug 15- Gold fell for a second day on Tuesday as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signaled he would delay a decision on firing missiles towards Guam, encouraging investors to buy riskier assets and boosting stocks, the dollar and bond yields. Gold, seen as a safe haven in times of uncertainty, rose to a two-month high of $1,291.86 on Friday after a week of...

  • Members of community groups calling for the 'de-colonization and de-militarization of Guam' attend a 'People for Peace' rally in Hagatna on August 14, 2017.

    Radio stations in Guam accidentally broadcast an emergency civil danger warning on Tuesday, prompting residents of the U.S. pacific territory to fear the worst after a week of military threats from North Korea.

  • LONDON, Aug 15- A stronger dollar weighed on emerging assets on Tuesday, with stocks and currencies failing to benefit from an easing of the North Korea standoff. Overall, global markets traded a touch higher following Kim's decision to delay firing missiles towards Guam while he waits to see what the United States does next. Shahzad Hasan, portfolio manager for...

  • LONDON, Aug 15- Gains against the yen and the Swiss franc led a broad rise in the U.S. dollar on Tuesday, helped by an easing of the tensions around North Korea that drove capital towards Switzerland and Japan last week. The yen and the franc had both surged as Washington and Pyongyang ramped up military threats following the imposition of new sanctions on the...

  • LONDON— Stock markets around the world remained buoyed Tuesday by a seeming further easing in tensions between the United States and North Korea, which has helped investors rediscover their appetite for riskier assets following last week's aversion. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France's CAC 40 was up 0.5 percent at 5,146 while Germany's DAX also rose 0.2 percent...

  • TOKYO, Aug 15- Japanese government bond prices were little changed on Tuesday, while the market's advance was curbed by receding geopolitical concerns. Yields had declined steadily over the past week as tensions between the United States and North Korea escalated. But risk aversion began to ebb on Monday and the region's shares rallied as North Korea's leader...

  • *N. Korea's Kim appears to back away from Guam missile plan. TOKYO, Aug 15- Asian shares rallied and the dollar firmed on Tuesday after North Korea's leader signalled that he would delay plans to fire a missile near Guam, easing tensions and prompting investors to move back into beaten-down riskier assets. "Worries about a conflict between the United States and...

  • President Donald Trump (L) welcomes South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the White House in Washington, June 30, 2017.

    South Korean President President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday promised to prevent military action on the Korean peninsula "by all means."

  • Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin (R) and China's Vice Premier Wang Yang arrive at the U.S. - China Comprehensive Economic Dialogue to discuss bilateral economic and trade issues in Washington, U.S., July 19, 2017.

    China's Ministry of Commerce insists that the country has made progress in protecting intellectual property.

  • TOKYO, Aug 15- Asian shares rallied and the dollar firmed on Tuesday after North Korea's leader signalled that he would delay plans to fire a missile near Guam, further easing tensions and prompting investors to move back into riskier assets. North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un received a report from his army on its plans to fire missiles towards Guam and said he will...

  • Trump broke from his 17- day vacation in New Jersey to sign the memo in the White House at a time of heightened tensions between Washington and Beijing over North Korea's nuclear ambitions. The investigation is likely to cast a shadow over relations with China, the largest U.S. trading partner, just as Trump is asking Beijing to step up pressure against Pyongyang.

  • North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un looks on during the test-fire of inter-continental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang, July, 4 2017.

    Kim Jong Un said he will watch the actions of the U.S. for a while longer before making a decision, the North's official news agency said.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 14- President Donald Trump on Monday authorized an inquiry on whether to investigate China's alleged theft of intellectual property, the first direct action by the White House against a country Trump has painted as the U.S. chief trade villain. Trump broke from his 17- day vacation in New Jersey to sign the memo in Washington at a time of...

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    Discussing what's driving the markets and where to find opportunity with Sarah Hunt, Alpine Funds, and Kevin O'Leary, O'Shares Investments.

  • China hands Trump a win on North Korea crisis

    In a matter of a days, tensions with North Korea appear to have calmed down considerably.