Semiconductor, computer hardware, oil service, and retail stocks also saw considerable weakness, moving lower along with most of the other major sectors.
The Dow Jones industrial average lost 71 points, or 0.3 percent, to 22,013.
While the French CAC 40 Index fell by 0.6 percent, the German DAX Index slumped by 1.1 percent and the U.K.'s FTSE 100 Index plunged by 1.4 percent. The Nasdaq composite lost 36 points, or 0.6 percent, to 6,315. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson later insisted the US isn't signalling it's about to mete out a military response despite threats from North Korea suggesting it could attack Guam, a USA island territory in the Pacific. The precious metal rose 1.3 percent in the previous session, its biggest gain since mid-May, and touched $1,278.66 an ounce, it highest level since June 14.
Stocks are opening slightly lower on Wall Street after several companies reported disappointing results. Bank of New York Mellon slid 3.9 percent, while Citizens Financial Group shed 3.8 percent. The stock lost $5.07 to $101.91.
Stock markets around the world were under pressure on Wednesday amid increased tensions between the USA and North Korea following comments from President Donald Trump, and big entertainment stocks were among the many decliners.
Heavyweight Apple could have provided some support for trading with a 0.8 percent rise in prices.
Instead, investors headed for safe havens, such as gold, which gained as much as 1.2% - a near two-month high - in Wednesday trading.
"The president also has the power in the Constitution to defend the USA and take all necessary measures if we are threatened, I struggle to understand how there would be a threat so grave that the preemptive response from this administration would be a nuclear bomb".
In the Dow, declines in shares of Merck and those of DuPont, recently down 0.9 percent and 0.8 percent respectively, outweighed gains in shares of Apple and those of Microsoft, recently up 1.3 percent and 0.7 percent respectively.
At her concert in Las Vegas on Wednesday, August 9, as part of her Piece of me tour, Britney Spears had a very bad surprise. WATCH: Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough Gets Whipped By Britney Spears at Her Piece of Me Show in Las Vegas! .
Despite this, the network has reiterated that it doesn't believe that its email system as a whole has been compromised. The latest leak includes another half-gigabyte of the total 1.5TB of digital material that hackers stole from HBO .
Three defendants have been shot dead after reportedly trying to grab guns from guards during a trial at Moscow Regional Court . The nine accused men, who are all from Central Asia, were charged with 17 murders and 2 attempted murders.
The voting was started at 10 am on Saturday. "I have written a polite letter to everyone and the response has been very good". Azad and Yechury claimed that the opposition has got 19 votes more than what it got in the recent presidential election .
The lawsuit claims Butowsky is a Fox News contributor, opponent of Hillary Clinton, and friend to Sean Spider and Steve Bannon. A new suit is alleging that Fox News is fake news - and that the President signed off on a story with false quotes.
They will probably be overwhelmingly busy all weekend and will appreciate it if you provide a dose of compassion and patience. Southern Park Mall in Boardman will have a back-to-school arts, craft and home-based business show through Sunday.
Wednesday's parade in Buckingham Palace's forecourt was Prince Philip's 22,219th solo engagement since 1953. It is expected Prince Harry will take over as Captain General follow his grandfather's retirement.
Rumors suggest that Kalanick has used his board seat as a way to find his way back to the top spot of the company. Kalanick appointed himself to one of the seats after he was ousted as CEO, and the other two remain vacant.
De Blasio traditionally has gotten an icy reception in Albany any time he has asked for tax increases. Lhota recently proposed a roughly $800 million plan for immediate subway repairs and called on Mr.
Wopat has worked steadily on stage and screen since the " Dukes of Hazzard ", including a role in the A&E drama "Longmire". He told police that he buys cocaine "in large quantities and uses it over time", the court documents said.
The Vector Control District plans to collect adult mosquitoes with traps in the area where the crow was discovered. With a "good deal" of summer remaining, people such take the proper precautions to avoid mosquito bites.
In the four games with Wilfork, New England allowed 105 rushing yards per game; in the 12 games without him, it gave up 178.8. Wilfork, an avid fan of smokers and all things grill-related, has partnered with Kingsford for an endorsement deal.
But injuries robbed him of this opportunity. "That means that Millie ( James Milner ) is free to play in midfield". The Brazilian has been 'on the verge' of a Premier League move for years and seems more ready than ever to do so.
Some 2,581 newcomers are being housed in temporary shelters like the Olympic Stadium, while 700 have found more permanent housing. Around 250 asylum seekers are arriving each day in Montreal, the largest city in Canada's mainly French-speaking Quebec province.
If you have a pair of binoculars, they will help magnify the view and will make the red coloration brighter and easier to see. Southern Denton County is not in line to see the upcoming solar eclipse in totality, but it will certainly notice it.
Tyler Jarrell died of blunt force trauma injuries after being tossed 50 feet (15 meters) into the air when the ride broke apart. The Associated Press reports that Jarrell, a Columbus native, was enrolled for basic training in the summer of 2018.
Lunar and Solar eclipses happen in pairs, with the lunar eclipse happening within two weeks of a solar eclipse. The lunar eclipse will be visible from parts of Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia, and peaks 2:20 p.m.
Among the most cutting-edge features, the Note 8 will be a premium Galaxy smartphone , with the IP68 water and dust certification. The Galaxy S8 is a success , Samsung will try to keep the rolling it introduce the Galaxy Note 8 at the NYC event on 23 August.
Also, the first editions of the Model 3 will be more expensive than the sedan's $35,000 starting price. Yeah, the new Model 3 is good. "That's the one part of the financials that are a little bit troubling".
Additionally, Justice didn't seem to pay much attention to party labels. "I welcome Jim Justice to the Republican Party", he said. However, this move could indicate a bigger shift in the state. "In a statement released Thursday evening, Armstead also said, ".
Moore reportedly said he is the father of the two children , although that fact has not yet been confirmed by authorities. According to authorities, the windows of the house were covered over with blankets and other items.
However long my body holds up - however long Lord allows me to. "They gave me the first opportunity, the only opportunity". He said he wants to end his career with the Seahawks , the team that drafted him in the fifth round of the 2010 draft.
Shiite Muslims have remained a constant target of militant attacks across various parts of the country over the past few months. A security source, who declined to be named, said IS could prove to be more risky than the Taliban in Afghanistan .