A picture illustration shows Japanese 10,000 yen notes featuring a portrait of Yukichi Fukuzawa, the founding father of modern Japan, August 2, 2011. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao
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A risk-off mood settled over markets Tuesday, with haven assets including gold and the Japanese yen climbing and stocks slipping in the wake of an apparent milestone in North Korea's weapons program.Futures on the S&P 500 Index rose less than 0.1 percent after the underlying index posted a similar gain Monday. The U.S. market closed early for the July 4 holiday.The yield on 10-year Treasurys rose five basis points to 2.35 percent Monday after surging 16 basis points last week.U.K. 10-year yields fell two basis points to 1.25 percent.The Aussie dollar dropped 0.8 percent, erasing an earlier gain.Australia's S&P/ASX 200 Index jumped 1.8 percent, the most since Nov. 10, with stocks bouncing back after a two-day slump totaling 2.3 percent.
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