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  • *Futures on Wall St's VIX fear gauge jump. SAN FRANCISCO, June 24- Futures on the S&P 500 and Nasdaq plummeted 5 percent early on Friday and triggered overnight circuit breakers after Britain's vote to quit the European Union catapulted global markets into turmoil. Britain's FTSE 100 stock index slumped 7 percent in early trade.

  • June 23- S&P 500 and Nasdaq E-mini futures plummeted as much as 5 percent early on Friday, triggering overnight circuit breakers as global markets reeled from Britain's vote to quit the European Union. The drastic drops in U.S. stock index futures prices suggest Wall Street will open with steep losses later in the day as the historic referendum sent investors...

  • NEW YORK, June 23- A former JPMorgan Chase& Co executive indicted eight years ago for allegedly embezzling about $5.4 million from clients at the bank and at prior employer UBS AG pleaded not guilty on Thursday after being extradited from Argentina. Hernan Arbizu, who fled to Argentina where he became involved in a tax-evasion probe involving the bank, entered...

  • WASHINGTON, June 23- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell last week to near a 43- year low, suggesting labor market resilience even though hiring slowed sharply in May. "Today's data suggest that growth has bounced back in the second quarter," said Ryan Sweet, senior economist at Moody's Analytics in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

  • WASHINGTON, June 22- Seven Democratic senators urged the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday to block two mergers of major health insurance companies, saying that the proposed deals would mean higher premiums and lower-quality healthcare for consumers. "We urge the DOJ to challenge these mergers from proceeding and to prevent the damage they would cause to...

  • NEW YORK, June 21- The dollar rose on Tuesday as investors sold the British pound and the euro on news that the gap had narrowed in the latest poll on Britain's referendum on European Union membership. Both currencies fell against the greenback after a poll showed the percentage of voters supporting Britain's exit from the EU had risen to 44 percent from 42...

  • NEW YORK, June 21- The dollar rose on Tuesday as investors sold the British pound and the euro on news that the gap had narrowed in the latest poll on Britain's referendum on European Union membership. Both currencies fell against the greenback after a poll showed the percentage of voters supporting Britain's exit from the EU had risen to 44 percent from 42...

  • Treasury yields rose to one-and-a-half week highs on Tuesday after the Treasury saw soft demand for a sale of five-year notes and as investors evaluated whether Britain will vote to remain in the European Union on Thursday. "All eyes are on that vote," said Ian Lyngen, a senior government bond strategist at CRT Capital in Stamford, Connecticut.

  • June 21- Netherlands- based telecom company Altice NV may not be done seeking U.S. growth through acquisitions, an Altice executive said, after the European group completed a $17.7 billion deal to buy Cablevision Systems Corp on Tuesday. The U.S. strategy is the latest push for Altice founder and controlling shareholder Patrick Drahi, a French-Israeli...

  • NEW YORK, June 21- Global stock markets edged higher on Thursday while sterling reversed gains after hitting a more than 5 1/ 2- month high earlier in the day as polls and surveys showed the United Kingdom's vote on leaving the EU on a knife-edge. Oil prices fell nearly $1, dropping back below $50 per barrel and ending a two-day rally as the latest opinion polls...

  • Treasury yields fell slightly on Tuesday after a new opinion poll showed that the campaign for Britain to stay in the European Union has lost some of its lead over the rival "Out" camp ahead of Thursday's EU membership referendum. Treasury moves have been dominated in the past few sessions to remain in, or leave, the European Union. "All eyes are on that vote," said Ian...

  • Altice acquired U.S. regional cable company Suddenlink Communications for $9.1 billion last year, its first foray into the United States, which is now one of its largest markets making up of 40 percent of the international cable group's business. The U.S. strategy is the latest push for Altice founder and controlling shareholder Patrick Drahi, a...

  • NEW YORK, June 20- A federal judge said Uber Technologies Inc can be added as a defendant in an antitrust lawsuit against its chief executive officer over its pricing practices, an outcome the ride-sharing service wanted in its bid to force the case into arbitration. District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan called Uber a "necessary party" to Connecticut passenger...

  • NEW YORK, June 16- The yen jumped to its highest level in more than three years against the euro on Thursday after the Bank of Japan refrained from further stimulus, while oil prices and bond yields tumbled ahead of next week's British vote on EU membership. A vote by Britain to leave the European Union could undermine decades of European integration as well as...

  • *Steady interest rates due partly to Britain's EU vote- Yellen. June 16- Wall Street opened sharply lower on Thursday, a day after the Federal Reserve's warning of a slowdown in economic growth added to concerns about Britain's possible exit from the European Union. Fed Chair Janet Yellen sounded caution that the central bank needed to see more clear signs of...

  • *Steady interest rates due partly to Britain's EU vote- Yellen. June 16- Wall Street was set to open lower on Thursday, a day after the Federal Reserve's warning about an economic slowdown added to concerns of Britain's possible exit from the European Union. Fed Chair Janet Yellen sounded caution that the central bank needed to see more clear signs of economic...

  • Democratic Senator Chris Murphy ended a blockade of the Senate after nearly 15 hours on Thursday, saying Republicans agreed to hold votes on measures to expand background checks and prevent people on U.S. terrorism watch lists from buying guns. Democrats stalled Senate proceedings on Wednesday in a bid to push for tougher gun control legislation following...

  • June 15- New York state regulators on Wednesday approved European telecom group Altice NV's acquisition of Cablevision Systems Corp, a $17.7 billion deal that would create the fourth-largest U.S. cable provider. The unanimous approval by the New York State Public Service Commission with conditions means the Dutch company has cleared the final regulatory...

  • Lizzie Ulmer, a spokeswoman for Everytown for Gun Safety, a group that has the backing of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, said her organization was involved in talks with the Senator Toomey from Pennsylvania senator on producing a bill that could pass Congress.

  • NEW YORK, June 15- U.S. Treasury yields were little changed on Wednesday as investors looked to square positions ahead of a spate of potentially market-moving events that include two central bank meetings this week and a vote in Britain on whether to leave the European Union next week. "The big stuff is not PPI or the June NY Fed business outlook, the big issues are...