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  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 6:05 p.m. EDT Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 6:05 PM ET

    Burkina Faso official says wreckage, remains from missing Air Algerie flight found in Mali Fewer and fewer US layoffs mean job security is as strong as it's been in more than 8 years Obama calls anew for limits on US company mergers overseas, says it's a question of patriotism Amazon shares fall on bigger-than-expected 2nd- quarter loss Starbucks profit rises as new food, drinks help drive sales Growth in payments volume helps drive Visa's 3 Q profit higher; outlook misses Street view Stocks end little changed as investors work through earnings and economic reports IMF cuts global growth forecast because of slowdowns in US, Russia and emerging markets Oil falls near $102, erasing previous day's gains, amid concern about US gasoline demand Revenue increases lift 2 Q profits at airlines, which share the bounty with investors

  • NEW YORK, July 24- Representatives for holdout investors and Argentina in the country's ongoing debt default met for about three hours with a court-appointed mediator in New York on Thursday, less than a week before Argentina could once again default.

  • Money market fund assets fell $2.18 billion Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 4:12 PM ET

    Total U.S. money market mutual fund assets fell $2.18 billion to $2.56 trillion for the week that ended Wednesday, according to the Investment Company Institute. Assets in the nation's retail money market mutual funds fell $2.84 billion to $896.27 billion, the Washington- based mutual fund trade group said Thursday.

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, July 24- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Thursday it had charged Morgan Stanley with misleading investors about two mortgage-backed securities it issued before the 2008 financial crisis, and that the bank would pay $275 million to settle the case, according to a press release.

  • NEW YORK, July 24- U.S. Treasury debt prices fell on Thursday after data showed initial jobless claims in the world's largest economy dropped to their lowest in more than eight years, but losses may be limited by safe-haven buying given ongoing tensions in the Middle East and Ukraine.

  • NEW YORK, July 24- Argentine debt holdout investor Mark Brodsky refuted a story in Argentina's La Nacion newspaper suggesting his group, which is negotiating a settlement with the government, will ask a U.S. judge to suspend his payment order ahead of a July 30 deadline.

  • *Facebook rallies on results; market value near IBM's. *U.S. manufacturing data due; Europe, China upbeat. NEW YORK, July 24- U.S. stock index futures rose on Thursday, following a record close on the S&P 500 index, lifted by strong job market data in the United States and overseas factory readings, while better than forecast results sent Facebook shares rallying.

  • US STOCKS-Earnings, overseas data lift futures Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 8:09 AM ET

    *U.S. manufacturing data due; Europe, China upbeat. NEW YORK, July 24- U.S. stock index futures rose on Thursday, following a record close on the S&P 500 index, lifted by strong data overseas and better than forecast results from Facebook.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 7:15 a.m. EDT Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 7:15 AM ET

    Ford's second quarter profit up 6 percent to $1.3 billion as Europe makes money again Applications for US jobless aid likely rose last week; layoffs still at pre-recession levels World shares subdued despite China manufacturing as reports say EU mulls new Russia sanctions New home sales expected to slow in June Dunkin' 2 Q profit increases 13 percent Breitburn Energy Partners buying QR Energy in a deal worth about $1.46 billion Nokia says Q2 profit up 20 percent, gives upbeat outlook after sale of troubled handset unit European carriers suspend more Tel Aviv flights amid ongoing safety concerns Chairman of US meat supplier apologizes for China subsidiary at center of food scandal Obama calls anew for limits on US company mergers overseas, says it's question of patriotism

  • *Italy outperforms after summer supply cancelled. LONDON, July 24- Euro zone bond yields edged up on Thursday as investors saw better-than-expected economic data as quelling the need for the European Central Bank to loosen monetary policy further.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 6:21 a.m. EDT Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 6:21 AM ET

    World shares subdued despite China manufacturing as reports say EU mulls new Russia sanctions Nokia says Q2 profit up 20 percent, gives upbeat outlook after sale of troubled handset unit Swiss drug maker Roche posts 7 percent profit drop amid strong franc, diagnostic charges European carriers suspend more Tel Aviv flights amid ongoing safety concerns Chairman of US meat supplier apologizes for China subsidiary at center of food scandal Obama calls anew for limits on US company mergers overseas, says it's question of patriotism Facebook on a roll as 2nd- quarter earnings, revenue surpass expectations European Central Bank says contact data stolen in breach of website database security South Korea unveils stimulus plans as shock of ferry sinking slows growth Spain's Repsol says Q2 profit jumps 95 pct on gains from sale of seized YPF compensation bonds

  • LONDON, July 24- Euro zone money market rates edged higher on Thursday and were expected to rise further in coming days, potentially driving up short-term government bond yields, after a drop in excess cash in the bloc's banking system.

  • JGBs edge up, spurred by decline in German Bund yields Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 12:55 AM ET

    TOKYO, July 24- Long-dated Japanese government bond prices inched up on Thursday as investors bought those maturities, spurred by recent declines in German Bunds and U.S. The benchmark 10- year JGB yield fell 1 basis point to 0.520 percent.

  • BRASILIA/ SAO PAULO, July 23- Brazil's Treasury on Wednesday sold $3.5 billion worth of a new 30- year global bond, while offering to buy back shorter-dated maturities that had been issued under costlier terms.

  • NEW YORK/ BUENOS AIRES, July 23- Argentina will keep talking to "holdout" investors suing the country for full payment on their bonds, but its demands should not be trivialized as whims, its president said on Wednesday.

  • BOSTON, July 23- New rules announced on Wednesday will likely drive safety-oriented retail investors away from some money market funds because they highlight risks and make it harder to pull cash out when market turmoil strikes.

  • WASHINGTON, July 23- U.S. regulators adopted moderate reforms for money market mutual funds on Wednesday, in what amounted to a compromise that aims to balance the need to reduce the risk of runs on the funds while still protecting the product's utility for investors.

  • BRASILIA/ SAO PAULO, July 23- Brazil's Treasury launched $1 billion worth of a new 30- year benchmark global bond on Wednesday and offered to buy back costlier, shorter-dated maturities as it seeks to take advantage of a growing appetite for Brazilian assets.

  • NEW YORK, July 23- U.S. long-term Treasury debt prices ended slightly lower on Wednesday in thin trading, but their near-term outlook remained positive on safe-haven demand as global tensions in the Middle East and Ukraine persisted. Treasuries maturing August 2022 through May 2024 as part of its economic stimulus program, also helped keep a lid on yields.

  • NEW YORK, July 23- Standard& Poor's said on Wednesday it had raised New York state's debt rating by one notch, putting it just under a top investment grade, due to the state government's stronger budgeting practices.