Political Unease Reverberates Across Global Markets

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The S&P 500 is little changed, while stocks in Europe and Asia extend losses

A pedestrian walks past a display showing closing figures of Japan's benchmark Nikkei Stock Average in Tokyo on Thursday.
A pedestrian walks past a display showing closing figures of Japan’s benchmark Nikkei Stock Average in Tokyo on Thursday.PHOTO:FRANCK ROBICHON/EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY

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Updated May 18, 2017 9:50 a.m. ET

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-S&P 500 edges up 0.1%

-Stoxx Europe 600 sheds 1%,

-Nikkei off 1.3%

-WSJ Dollar Index rises 0.2%

U.S. stock indexes, government bonds and the dollar steadied Thursday as nervousness about the Trump administration’s ability to push through its agenda continued to ripple through financial markets.

Major indexes elsewhere around the world fell, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 5 points, or less than 0.1%, to 20599 shortly after the opening bell. The S&P 500 gained 0.1% and the Nasdaq Composite rose 0.1%.

Recent political developments have put the Trump administration on…

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