The broad-based S&P 500 fell 0.4 percent to 2,466.18, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index tumbled 0.8 percent to 6,320.72. The consumer discretionary index was one of its biggest losers with a 0.47 percent drop.
The tough talk came amid reports that North Korea had developed technology to miniaturize a nuclear warhead that could be placed in a intercontinental ballistic missile.
Missouri Police Officer Dead in Shooting Police Release Suspect Photo
Police say that after the fatal shooting, the suspect fled the scene in his vehicle and crashed a few blocks away. In addition to the disorderly conduct conviction, McCarthy had an extensive criminal background in New Hampshire.
North Korea said it was considering an attack on the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam just hours after President Donald Trump warned Pyongyang that any threat to the U.S. would be met with "fire and fury".
USA 30-year bond yields, which move inversely to prices, also hit a six-week trough, while yields on US 2-year notes matched a low hit four weeks ago. The index, along with the Dow, notched an intraday record earlier in the session. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks picked up 2 points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,416.
Trump's comments sparked a late afternoon selling on Tuesday, with the Dow ending a nine-day streak of closing records.
Trump tweeted on Wednesday about the strength of the American nuclear arsenal, but expressed hope it would not need to be used, while U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said he did not believe there was an imminent threat. Simon Property Group fell $3.51, or 2.1 percent, to $162.86, while Macerich slid $1.28, or 2.1 percent, to $59.33. It fell 19 cents, or 0.4 percent, to $49.39 per barrel Monday in NY. Japan's Nikkei 225 slipped 0.3%. Yields fall when prices rise.
Trump's NYC childhood home rented for $777 a night on Airbnb — BBCI
President Donald Trump's childhood home is now available for rent on Airbnb , according to a Gizmodo report published Wednesday. The Airbnb listing says a tenant resides in the basement and is available to "help you make the most of your time here".
In the latest USA economic data, the Labour Department's Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, or JOLTS, showed job openings rose by 461,000 to a seasonally adjusted 6.2 million, a record high. Brent crude, the global standard, lost 28 cents to $52.09 a barrel in London. The euro slid to $1.1760 from $1.1793.
About 6.22 billion shares changed hands on US stock exchanges, slightly above the 6.15 billion average for the last 20 sessions. In Asia, markets were mostly lower after disappointing Chinese trade data.
MARKETS ABROAD: In Europe, Germany's DAX rose 0.3 percent, while France's CAC 40 added 0.2 percent.
Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index was off 0.09%.
Hiroshima Calls for Nuke-Free World on Atomic Bombing Anniversary (News)
Even so, she feels it was very important to learn what happened to the grandmother and her hometown 72 years ago. In 2016, then-President Barack Obama visited Hiroshima , becoming the first US president to ever visit the city.