August 28, 2017 / 10:22 PM / a year ago

U.S. stock futures fall after North Korea missile report

NEW YORK, Aug 28 (Reuters) - U.S. stock futures opened sharply lower on Monday for the overnight session after the Japanese and South Korean governments said North Korea fired a missile that passed over northern Japan early on Tuesday.

S&P 500 e-minis were down 0.6 percent, Nasdaq 100 e-minis were down 0.8 percent and Dow e-minis were down 0.5 percent.

The S&P 500 and Dow had earlier ended little changed, with energy and bank shares lower as Tropical Storm Harvey crippled the U.S. energy hub in Texas, while tech and healthcare gave a light boost to the Nasdaq. (Reporting by Megan Davies; Editing by James Dalgleish)

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