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US Futures are Mixed This Morning as Investors Weighed Economic Data and Geopolitical Tensions

US futures are mixed this morning as investors weighed economic data and geopolitical tensions.  Geopolitical tensions rose again as North Korea fired another missile over Japan yesterday.  Japan’s prime minister has asked the United Nations to act on this threat.  In economic data, retail sales fell 0.2% compared to estimates of a 0.1% rise and the Empire State manufacturing index beat expectations.  Later today we will get consumer sentiment data.  Markets in Europe are trading lower led by the FTSE as reports of a London Tube explosion, which is being treated as a terror attack, weighed on sentiment.  Asian markets closed mixed with the Shanghai index closing lower while the Nikkei closed higher.

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