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  • May 10- Wall Street opened higher on Tuesday, tracking global equities, as investors' appetite for risk increased and as oil prices rose, boosting energy shares. World stock markets also rose, helped by solid corporate earnings in Europe, progress on Greek debt talks, and a new pledge by Japan that it was prepared to weaken its currency. "The market has been resilient...

  • *World stocks also higher on earnings, Greek talks, Japan. May 10- Wall Street was poised to open higher on Tuesday, tracking global equities, as investors' appetite for risk increased and as oil prices rose. World stock markets also rose, helped by solid corporate earnings in Europe, progress on Greek debt talks, and a new pledge by Japan that it was prepared to weaken...

  • LONDON, May 10- Gold steadied just above a near two-week low on Tuesday, after its steepest loss since March in the prior session, but a firm dollar curbed appetite for the precious metal. Spot gold was up 0.1 percent at $1,264.53 an ounce by 1158 GMT, after hitting an early low of $1,259.51, its weakest since April 28. "The drivers that have lifted gold prices still...

  • May 10- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Tuesday, helped by a rise in oil prices as the raging wildfire in Canada hit supplies and temporarily eclipsed concern over high global inventories. *Oil prices were up more than 1 percent, driven by supply disruptions in Canada and elsewhere that have knocked out 2.5 million barrels of daily production.

  • LONDON, May 10- Gold steadied just above a near two-week low on Tuesday, after its steepest loss since March in the prior session, but a steadier dollar curbed appetite for the precious metal. Spot gold was up 0.2 percent at $1,265.35 an ounce by 0957 GMT, after hitting an early low of $1,259.51, its weakest since April 28. "The drivers that have lifted gold prices still...

  • SYDNEY, May 10- U.S. corn futures edged higher on Tuesday, although prices held not far off a one-month low on expectations that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will report stocks at a 29- year high later in the session. *USDA's monthly reports on Tuesday to include the government's first official supply-and-demand tables for the 2016/ 17 marketing year.

  • MANILA, May 10- Gold slipped to a 1-1/ 2- week low on Tuesday, extending steep losses from the prior session as the dollar remained strong, curbing appetite for the precious metal. *Spot gold was off 0.3 percent at $1,260.31 an ounce by 0037 GMT, after hitting an early low of $1,259.51, its weakest since April 28. *Tuesday marked gold's sixth fall out of seven sessions,...

  • MELBOURNE, May 10- London copper held around four-week lows on Tuesday after renewed jitters about Chinese economic growth and a shakeout in steel prices tarnished demand for commodities. *Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange hit the weakest since April 12 at $4,680 a tonne, before trading little changed at $4,685.50 a tonne by 0022 GMT, following...

  • April 18- Costco Wholesale Corp is considering building a poultry-processing plant in Nebraska, according to a local development council, a move that would give the retailer tighter control over its chicken supplies. The facility, if built in Nebraska's Dodge County, would create 1,100 jobs, work with local chicken farmers and invest $180 million in the region,...

  • *Industrial production falls 0.6 percent. *Manufacturing output drops 0.3 percent. WASHINGTON, April 15- U.S. industrial production fell more than expected in March as manufacturing and mining production decreased, the latest indication that economic growth braked sharply in the first quarter.

  • WASHINGTON, April 14- U.S. consumer prices barely rose in March and underlying inflation slowed, suggesting little urgency for a cautious Federal Reserve to raise interest rates in the near term. "A rate hike is unquestionably off the table for April, with a June rate increase increasingly unlikely barring a surge in domestic activity and perceived calm on the...

  • *Consumer prices rise 0.1 percent in March. WASHINGTON, April 14- U.S. consumer prices rose less than expected in March and underlying inflation slowed, suggesting the Federal Reserve will remain cautious about raising interest rates this year. The Labor Department said its Consumer Price Index gained 0.1 percent last month as a rebound in gasoline prices was...

  • WASHINGTON, April 14- U.S. consumer prices rose less than expected in March and underlying inflation slowed, suggesting the Federal Reserve will remain cautious about raising interest rates this year. The Labor Department said on Thursday its Consumer Price Index gained 0.1 percent last month as a rebound in gasoline prices was partly offset by a drop in the...

  • WASHINGTON, April 13- U.S. retail sales unexpectedly fell in March as households cut back on purchases of automobiles and other items, further evidence that economic growth stumbled in the first quarter. For the Federal Reserve... it argues for continued caution, "said Millan Mulraine, deputy chief economist at TD Securities in New York. The Commerce Department...

  • WASHINGTON, April 13- U.S. retail sales unexpectedly fell in March as households cut back on purchases of automobiles and other items, further evidence that economic growth stumbled in the first quarter. For the Federal Reserve... it argues for continued caution, "said Millan Mulraine, deputy chief economist at TD Securities in New York. The Commerce Department...

  • WASHINGTON, April 13- U.S. retail sales unexpectedly fell in March as households cut back on purchases of automobiles, further evidence that economic growth stumbled in the first quarter. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday that retail sales declined 0.3 percent last month after being unchanged in February. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast...

  • *FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.6 pct. MILAN, April 11- European shares were higher on Monday, reversing earlier losses helped by gains in Italian banks and mining stocks. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index rose 0.59 percent to 1,311.81 points by 0820 GMT, after gaining 1.2 percent in the previous session.

  • MELBOURNE, April 11- London copper rose on Monday, underpinned by a softer dollar after last week's wobbly U.S. wholesale inventories data, with readings of China's economic pulse expected to dominate sentiment in the week ahead. *China's economic indicators showed signs of improvement in the first quarter but a sluggish world economy and volatile markets...

  • WASHINGTON, April 8- U.S. wholesale inventories fell at their fastest pace in nearly three years in February, pointing to a sharper slowdown in first-quarter economic growth than previously thought. Wholesale inventories dropped 0.5 percent in February, the Commerce Department said on Friday, the sharpest decline since May 2013. Analysts polled by Reuters...

  • April 8- U.S. stock index futures rose on Friday, boosted by a surge in oil prices and Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's positive comments on the economy. *Crude rose more than 3 percent as encouraging economic indicators in the United States and Europe boosted hopes of rising demand. *Shares of Intercept Pharmaceuticals rose 5.2 percent to $172.50 premarket...