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  • Tough talk on North Korea following missile launch

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports highlights from the press conference with Ambassador Nikki Haley and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster on North Korea and other geopolitical threats.

  • S&P closes at record

    Discussing the winners and losers at the closing bell, with CNBC Contributor Evan Newmark and Cassandra Toroian, Bell Rock Capital president and CIO.

  • In this handout photo released by the South Korean Defense Ministry, South Korea's missile system firing Hyunmoo-2 firing a missile into the East Sea during a drill aimed to counter North Korea's missile fires on September 15, 2017 in East Coast, South Korea.

    South Korea suffered a failure of one of its missiles Friday, raising questions of whether it's prepared for a conflict with North Korea.

  • Passersby are reflected in a TV screen reporting news about North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un and their missile launch, in Tokyo, Japan, September 15, 2017.

    The threat from North Korea is about more than missiles and nuclear weapons, says Korea Economic Institute's Troy Stangarone.

  • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson accused North Korea on Friday of threatening the entire world, after Pyongyang fired a missile over Japan for the second time in under a month in defiance of international pressure over its missile and nuclear programmes. North Korea has launched dozens of missiles under leader Kim Jong Un as it accelerates a weapons...

  • *Three major Wall Street indexes hit record highs. Sept 15- Wall Street touched intra-day record highs on Friday, with the S&P 500 approaching the 2,500 mark as technology stocks bounced back after two days of declines. U.S. stocks have surged this year, despite turmoil in the White House, doubts about President Donald Trump's ability to push through his...

  • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson accused North Korea on Friday of threatening the entire world, after Pyongyang fired a missile over Japan for the second time in under a month in defiance of international pressure over its missile and nuclear programmes. North Korea has launched dozens of missiles under leader Kim Jong Un as it accelerates a weapons...

  • National security advisor H.R. McMaster speaks to reporters in the White House briefing room in Washington, May 16, 2017.

    Nikki Haley and H.R. McMaster discuss President Trump's strategy in responding to the latest North Korea test.

  • *Three major Wall Street indexes hit record highs. Sept 15- The three major Wall Street indexes inched up to record highs on Friday, with the S&P approaching the 2,500 mark, as technology stocks bounced back after two days of declines. "Investors are keeping an eye on the retail sales data, thinking it maybe transitory and are focusing on growth areas such as...

  • The toughest sanctions are no good if not enforced: Tufts University's Sung-Yoon Lee

    Meredith Sumpter, Eurasia Group Asia director; Sung-Yoon Lee, Tufts University Korean studies professor; and Anthony Ruggiero, former Treasury Department deputy director, discuss the impact of sanctions on North Korea after the country launched another missile over Japan.

  • South Korea condemns missile launch over Japan

    CNBC's Chery Kang reports on the latest developments of a North Korean missile flying over Japan.

  • UN Security council to hold emergency meeting today

    NBC News' Hans Nichols reports on Pentagon reactions of the North Korea missile that passed over Japan.

  • *Three major Wall Street indexes hit record highs. Sept 15- The three major Wall Street indexes inched up to record highs on Friday, as investors shrugged off North Korea's latest missile test and domestic economic data that did little to move the needle on the timing of an interest rate hike. Earlier in the day, Pyongyang fired a second missile in as many weeks over...

  • *North Korea fires missile over Japan that lands in Pacific. NEW YORK, Sept 15- The dollar weakened against most major currencies on Friday, weighed down by an unexpected decline in U.S. retail sales last month that once again dimmed expectations for an interest rate increase in December. That helped push the pound to its highest since the results of last June's...

  • SEOUL/ TOKYO, Sept 15- North Korea fired a missile over Japan and far out into the Pacific Ocean on Friday for the second time in under a month, again challenging the United States and other world powers to rein in Pyongyang's missile and nuclear programs. Amid international condemnations of the test, the U.N. Security Council was to meet later in the day to discuss...

  • Sept 15- U.S. stocks were little changed on Friday, but the Dow eked out another record high, as investors shrugged off North Korea's latest missile test and domestic economic data that did little to move the needle on the timing of an interest rate hike. U.S. retail sales unexpectedly fell last month, the Commerce Department said, while another report showed...

  • *North Korea's missile test leaves investors unimpressed. Sept 15- U.S. stocks were set to open little changed on Friday, with investors shrugging off North Korea's latest missile test and an unexpected drop in domestic retail sales in August. "I think the market is kind of getting desensitized to that," said Scott Brown, chief economist at Raymond James in St....

  • 'Dangerous arms race' on the Korean Peninsula

    South Korea's rapid response to Pyongyang's latest missile launch is worrying analysts.

  • *Bitcoin tumbles as China to shut down all exchanges by end-Sept. LONDON, Sept 15- Shares and other risk assets barely moved and gold fell on Friday as traders paid little attention to the latest missile test by North Korea, shifting their focus to where and when interest rates will go up. London, Frankfurt and Paris were a shade lower and futures pointed to a steady...

  • LONDON, Sept 15- Currency traders brushed off the latest missile fired by North Korea in a volatile day of trading on Friday, with the dollar surging 1 percent against the yen while Britain's pound jumped to its highest level since last year's Brexit vote result. The dollar initially dipped after North Korea fired a missile early on Friday that flew over Japan's...