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Stock Market Today – 8/2: Stocks Fall as Pelosi Visit to Taiwan Spurs Risk-Off Bets

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By M. Corey Goldman Stock futures point to lower open as House Speaker Nanci Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan stokes geopolitical concerns; earnings on tap: AMD, Caterpillar, PayPal, Starbucks, Uber, and more U.S. stock-index futures were lower on Tuesday as investors moved to reduce risk ahead of House Speaker Nanci Pelosi’s pending visit to Taiwan, the first visit by a high-ranking U.S. government official in more than 25 years, stoking concern of increased tensions between the U.S. and China. Futures tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average were 144 points lower, or 0.5%. S&P 500 futures slid 0.7%,…

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