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U.S Futures Lower For Third Day as Geopolitical Risks, Profit-Taking Lingers

U.S Futures Lower For Third Day as Geopolitical Risks, Profit-Taking Lingers

Finance
Shutterstock photoU.S. stock futures were trading lower for a third straight day as geopolitical tensions between the U.S. and North Korea dampened investor's appetite for risk and overshadowed upbeat corporate earnings from Macy's ( M ), 21st Century Fox ( FOXA ) and Kohl's ( KSS ).Unnerved by Pyongyang's latest threat to fire ballistic missiles at a U.S. territory by the middle of August, global investors sold equity assets and rotated into safe-havens like the U.S. 10-year Treasury note, gold, the Japanese yen and Swiss franc. The rotation is being amplified by profit-taking in most sectors with the notable exception of defense stocks with shares of Lockheed Martin ( LMT ), Ratheon ( RTN ) and Northrup Grumman (NOC) set to open at record highs.A contraction in producer prices -- an...
N Korea risks 'destruction' – US defence chief

N Korea risks 'destruction' – US defence chief

World
North Korea should stop any actions that "would lead to the end of its regime and the destruction of its people", the US defence secretary has warned.James Mattis's comments come after a threat by Pyongyang that it was "carefully examining" a plan to strike the US Pacific territory of Guam, where the US runs a naval base and Coast Guard station.A spokesman for the Korean People's Army said the plan would be "put into practice in a multi-current and consecutive way any moment" once Kim Jong Un makes a decision.Image:North Korea threatened the tiny Pacific island of Guam, home to US basesThe threat was prompted by a statement from President Trump, in which he said that any threat to the US would be met with "fire and fury".Mr Mattis said in a statement that the US and its allies would win an...
Moody's: Energy-rich Qatar facing economic risks

Moody's: Energy-rich Qatar facing economic risks

Business
Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Qatar's finances remains exposed to risks associated with lingering regional disputes and declining oil-related revenues, Moody's Investors Service said.Saudi Arabia in June led a coalition of Middle East countries in severing ties with Qatar, adding a layer of geopolitical risk to the global energy market. Saudi Arabia is the largest oil producer in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, Qatar is a leading natural gas supplier and the Persian Gulf is a choke point for the flow of energy supplies from the region.The countries accused Qatar of supporting terrorist networks and called on the nation to downgrade its relations with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and close its al-Jazeera media outlet, among other things.The ratings agency said it lowered its outlook...
Gene sequencing may reveal risks for rare diseases

Gene sequencing may reveal risks for rare diseases

Health
MONDAY, June 26, 2017 -- "Genome sequencing" of healthy people reveals that some are at risk for rare genetic diseases, a new study shows.And doctors need to be sensitive when revealing that information, the researchers said."Sequencing healthy individuals will inevitably reveal new findings for that individual, only some of which will have actual health implications," said study lead author Dr. Jason Vassy. He's a clinician investigator at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.Vassy and his colleagues said they found "reassuring evidence" that doctors can be trained to manage their patients' sequencing results appropriately.Moreover, "patients who receive their results are not likely to experience anxiety connected to those results," Vassy said in a hospital news release.Whole genome seq...
Five hidden risks you'll face if you rent your home for the summer

Five hidden risks you'll face if you rent your home for the summer

Finance
Summer's here, and that means plenty of opportunity — and risk — awaits beach-house owners who would like to rent out their dwellings over the short term.Reservations at Airbnb are up sharply year-over-year for beachside destinations, at home and abroad. Havana, Cuba — where you can rent a swanky seaside home for $ 526 a night — has experienced a 940 percent increase in bookings.In the U.S., travelers are interested in Destin, Florida, where Airbnb reservations climbed by 232 percent from last year. There, a two-bedroom condo with private beach access will run for $ 229 a night.Though these short-term rentals can be lucrative, homeowners and renters should do their homework before listing their properties.Failure to do so can put you on the wrong side of local zoning regulations, your la