• AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 9:21 a.m. EDT Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 9:21 AM ET

    US stock futures sink ahead of the opening bell; Portugal worries rattle world markets Applications for US unemployment benefits fall to 304,000, close to a 7- year low Global stocks mixed after China's export growth, Fed minutes; Indonesia up after election In Beijing, Kerry, Lew talk cyberhacking with Chinese officials amid new allegations Stigma versus green allure: Nuke professionals at Japan's Fukushima utility quit in droves Family Dollar hindered by restructuring charge in 3 Q, revenue tops analysts' estimates Boeing raises forecast for new aircraft demand, single-aisle planes lead the growth projection US wholesale sales likely rose at solid pace in May, economists forecast As global economy recovers, corporate deal values reach highest level since 2007 Costco sales at stores open at least a year up 6 percent, beat analysts' expectations

  • Greece raises cash in 3-year bond auction Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 8:02 AM ET

    ATHENS, Greece— Greece has raised 1.5 billion euros in an auction of three-year bonds, its second debt issue in three months after a long absence from the international markets. The finance ministry said Thursday it had accepted 1.5 billion euros of the 3 billion euros offered by investors, and that the yield had been set at 3.5 percent.

  • *Portuguese, Italian markets slide, weigh on Europe. NEW YORK, July 10- U.S. stock index futures fell sharply on Thursday as European shares tumbled on growth concerns after weak data out of Italy and concern over the health of Portugal's top listed bank.

  • JGBs slip after soft 30-year bond auction results Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 2:33 AM ET

    TOKYO, July 10- Japanese government bond prices were softer on Thursday, following weak results of a 30- year JGB auction, the first auction of that maturity after the Bank of Japan reduced buying in them last month. The results of the 700 billion yen, 30- year JGB auction were weaker than expected, as the lowest accepted price fell short of market expectations.

  • HONG KONG, July 10- As China hurries to extend the yuan's footprint beyond Hong Kong, it is also quickly opening up its domestic capital markets to foreign investors hungry for yield.

  • NEW YORK, July 9- U.S. This week's $61 billion in fixed-rate note supply will conclude with a $13 billion auction of 30- year bonds. "We need the Fed to change its tune on its monetary policy outlook in order for interest rates to go up," said Michael Materasso, co-chairman of the fixed income policy committee at Franklin Templeton in New York.

  • UPDATE 3-Greece hires banks for new three-year bond Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 10:58 AM ET

    *Athens says 3- year bond to be issued soon. ATHENS/ LONDON, July 9- Greece said on Wednesday it has hired banks for a new three-year euro bond, the aid-reliant nation's second debt sale since returning to financial markets in April.

  • NEW YORK, July 9- U.S. "It's a tug-of-war between the lift-off date and reacting to Europe and asset allocation," said Justin Lederer, Treasury strategist at Cantor Fitzgerald in New York.

  • ATHENS, July 9- Greece will start taking orders from investors for a three-year bond later on Wednesday or on Thursday, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. A Greek official told Reuters in June that Athens was considering a sale before August of a bond with a maturity of three or seven years to raise 2 billion to 3 billion euros.


  • JGBs lifted by sagging stocks, rallying Treasuries Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 10:13 PM ET

    TOKYO, July 9- Japanese government bond prices were mostly firmer on Wednesday, lifted by sagging Tokyo shares and an overnight rally by U.S. Superlong JGB maturities lagged slightly, weighed by Thursday's 700 billion yen 30- year debt auction. Tokyo's Nikkei fell to a one-week low in the wake of a broad selloff on Wall Street.

  • *Fed buys $1.07 billion of Treasuries due 2036-2044. NEW YORK, July 8- U.S. "The weak wage component offset the stronger-than-expected headlines, so there's nothing to set off the Fed for an earlier rate hike," said Charles Retzky, director of futures sales at Mizuho Securities USA in Chicago.

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  • BUENOS AIRES, July 8- Argentina said on Tuesday it would meet with a mediator in the country's dispute with holdout investors for a second time this week, lifting market hopes for a deal needed to avoid another painful debt default.

  • BUENOS AIRES, July 8- Argentina said on Tuesday it would meet with a mediator in the country's dispute with holdout investors for a second time this week, lifting market hopes for a deal needed to avoid another painful debt default.

  • The series of examinations, which will likely begin this summer or fall, will also gauge funds' compliance with securities industry laws and regulations, said Norm Champ, director of the SEC's Division of Investment Management, in prepared remarks published by the agency late on Monday.

  • BUENOS AIRES, July 8- Argentina's top presidential candidates say a deal to avoid a debt default is essential for their economic reform programs but they are not attacking the government's hard stance against "holdout" investors because it could be political suicide.

  • *U.S. to sell $27 billion in new three-year notes. "They are pricing out an aggressive Fed," said Michael Franzese, senior vice president of fixed income trading at ED&F Man Capital in New York.

  • Stock futures point to lower US open Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 9:28 AM ET

    NEW YORK— U.S. stock futures pointed to a second straight day of declines on Wall Street Tuesday following record highs last week. EUROPE: France's CAC-40 and Germany's DAX fell 0.5 percent. ASIA: In Asia, Japan's Nikkei 225 index slipped 0.4 percent.

  • LONDON, July 8- Energy exchange-traded products attracted almost $200 million in June as investors moved into crude oil after civil war broke out in Iraq, the latest monthly flows data from asset manager BlackRock showed.