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  • NEW YORK, Sept 9- U.S. stocks were poised for a lower open on Friday amid investor caution following a nuclear test by North Korea and comments by a U.S. North Korea conducted its fifth and biggest nuclear test on Friday and said it had mastered the ability to mount a warhead on a ballistic missile, drawing condemnation from the United States as well as China,...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 9- U.S. stock index futures were modestly lower on Friday amid investor caution following a nuclear test by North Korea and ahead of comments by two U.S. *North Korea conducted its fifth and biggest nuclear test on Friday and said it had mastered the ability to mount a warhead on a ballistic missile, drawing condemnation from the United States as well...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 8- On April 5, 2012, a criminal investigator from the Food and Drug Administration named Robert West charged into an oncology clinic in Greenville, Tennessee. West told Posey Sen she was guilty of buying counterfeit drugs and looked like a "deer in the headlights," court records say. Earlier that year, managers at the FDA's Maryland- based Office of...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 8- On April 5, 2012, a criminal investigator from the Food and Drug Administration named Robert West charged into an oncology clinic in Greenville, Tennessee. West told Posey Sen she was guilty of buying counterfeit drugs and looked like a "deer in the headlights," court records say. Earlier that year, managers at the FDA's Maryland- based Office of...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 9- U.S. worker productivity fell for the third straight quarter in the spring this year, suggesting that corporate profits may continue to decline and wage growth may remain sluggish. The Labor Department said on Tuesday that productivity, which measures hourly output per worker, dropped at a 0.5 percent annual rate in the April-June period,...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 9- U.S. nonfarm productivity unexpectedly fell in the second quarter, pointing to sustained weakness that could raise concerns about corporate profits and companies' ability to maintain their recent robust pace of hiring. The Labor Department said on Tuesday that productivity, which measures hourly output per worker, dropped at a 0.5 percent...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 9- U.S. wholesale inventories unexpectedly rose in June on gains in stocks of farm products and other nondurable goods, suggesting an upward revision to the second-quarter economic growth estimate. The Commerce Department said on Tuesday that wholesale inventories increased 0.3 percent after having been initially estimated as unchanged.

  • The Census Bureau's new advanced economic indicators report showed the advance goods deficit rising 3.7 percent to $63.3 billion last month as imports outpaced export growth. "The inventory correction looks severe in the second quarter, likely subtracting over a full percentage point from GDP growth," said Daniel Silver, an economist at JPMorgan in New York.

  • What the gov't can do on Herbalife: Herb Greenberg

    Herb Greenberg, Pacific Square Research Partner, and CNBC's Scott Wapner, discuss Bill Ackman's attack on Herbalife's business model.

  • MELBOURNE, July 13- London copper climbed on Wednesday, with investor appetite for risk buoyed by expectations of looser policy from major central banks and as worries eased over Britain's vote to leave the European Union. *Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange had climbed 0.7 percent to $4,904 a tonne by 0147 GMT, extending 2.5- percent gains from the...

  • WASHINGTON, July 12- U.S. wholesale inventories barely rose in May as automobile stocks recorded their biggest drop in more than 2-1/ 2 years, suggesting inventory investment likely remained a drag on economic growth in the second quarter. The Commerce Department said on Tuesday that wholesale inventories edged up 0.1 percent after increasing 0.7 percent in...

  • WASHINGTON, July 12- U.S. wholesale inventories rose marginally in May as automobile stocks tumbled, suggesting inventory investment likely remained a drag on economic growth in the second quarter. The Commerce Department said on Tuesday that wholesale inventories edged up 0.1 percent after increasing 0.7 percent in April. "What has been reported suggests...

  • WASHINGTON, July 12- U.S. wholesale inventories rose marginally in May as automobile stocks tumbled, suggesting inventory investment likely remained a drag on economic growth in the second quarter. The Commerce Department said on Tuesday that wholesale inventories edged up 0.1 percent. Inventories for April were revised up to show a 0.7 percent gain instead...

  • Investors appetite for equities has increased after strong economic data and low returns on government bonds, while easing political tensions in Britain and Japan have reduced some global uncertainties. Though treasury yields are hovering at record lows, making equities more attractive, they stand to gain as central banks globally, led by Japan and Britain,...

  • *Futures up: Dow 85 pts, S&P 11 pts, Nasdaq 25.25 pts. July 12- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Tuesday, a day after the S&P 500 hit a record high as investor optimism was propelled by a set of strong economic data. *The benchmark index, which came close several times this year to topping its May 2015 record, finally broke through on Monday to a new high of 2,143.16.

  • MELBOURNE, July 12- London nickel and copper rose for a third day on Tuesday on Philippine supply concerns, and after investors took heart from a robust U.S. labor report. Concerns that the Philippines, China's top supplier of nickel ore used in making stainless steel, may shut some mines after a month-long review that started in July has boosted nickel prices.

  • MELBOURNE, July 12- London copper and nickel rose for a third day on Tuesday after investors took heart from a robust U.S. labour report, while expectations of more stimulus in China fed appetite for metals. *Shanghai Futures Exchange copper climbed 0.8 percent to 37,100 yuan a tonne. *The European Commission has revised down its forecasts for growth in the euro...

  • LONDON, June 27- What sort of threat does the election of a new government in the Philippines pose to China's nickel pig iron sector? China's NPI sector, an integral part of the country's stainless steel supply chain, has become increasingly dependent on Philippine ore since 2014, when its previous main supplier, Indonesia, banned all exports of unprocessed...

  • LONDON, June 27- What sort of threat does the election of a new government in the Philippines pose to China's nickel pig iron sector? China's NPI sector, an integral part of the country's stainless steel supply chain, has become increasingly dependent on Philippine ore since 2014, when its previous main supplier, Indonesia, banned all exports of unprocessed...

  • SYDNEY, June 10- The dollar clung to modest gains early on Friday, having bounced off one-month lows as the euro took a heavy spill while sterling stayed under a cloud on jitters over the upcoming Brexit vote. Driving the index's rise was a bearish turn in the euro, which slid to $1.1316 from a one-month high of $1.1416. A Reuters report on Commerzbank looking to put...