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Financial markets kick off another week in a cautious mood on Monday, after North Korea claimed it had successfully tested a nuclear bomb and was said to prepare the possible launch of a long-range ballistic missile. See full story.
U.S. stock futures drop after North Korea test, as traders take Labor Day break
U.S. stock-index futures fall Monday, with analysts blaming the drop on renewed worries about North Korea after the isolated nation conducted its largest-ever nuclear test. See full story.
European stocks drop after North Korea tests its nuclear arsenal
Stocks across Europe dropped Monday, with so-called risk assets rattled after North Korea conducted another nuclear bomb test and was said to be preparing for a possible launch of another intercontinental ballistic missile. See full story.
Hollywood will cap its terrible summer box office with worst Labor Day weekend in 30 years
The 18-week summer movie season — the first weekend in May through Labor Day weekend — is down more than 14% compared with the last two years. This will all but certainly be the first time in a decade that the summer season didn’t break $4 billion at the box office. See full story.
American workers have much to celebrate this Labor Day, but the job isn’t finished
Celebrating Labor Day in the U.S. hasn’t been easy in the wake of the Great Recession, but American workers are now much better off than they were a decade ago. See full story.
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