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  • WASHINGTON, June 17- Wells Fargo, State Street and JPMorgan Chase& Co are below or almost at minimum capital thresholds expected to be included in a rule still being hammered out by U.S. regulators that's meant to mitigate taxpayer losses in another financial crisis, according to a Reuters analysis.

  • US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Futures turn negative after data Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 8:43 AM ET

    NEW YORK, June 17- U.S. stock index futures turned negative following a set of data on Tuesday that pointed to a slow recovery in the housing sector and inflation pressures.

  • US TREASURIES YIELDS RISE SLIGHTLY AFTER DATA, 10- YEAR YIELDS INCREASE TO 2.615 PERCENT.

  • NEW YORK, June 17- U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Tuesday, ahead of impending data on housing and inflation, and as the Federal Reserve prepared to begin a two-day policy meeting. *The S&P 500 has advanced over the past two sessions and is down 0.7 percent from its record close on June 9 as escalating violence in Iraq has given investors reason for caution.

  • *Buyers flock to debut Kenya dollar bond despite attacks. LONDON, June 17- Investors are returning to the riskier, less developed bond markets of Africa and other frontier economies, burying memories of past setbacks and plunging in after global yields failed to rise as much as expected.

  • *Gold falls after hitting 3- week high in previous session. LONDON, June 17- Gold fell on Tuesday as investors withdrew money from the top bullion fund before a Federal Reserve meeting, while platinum traded flat as details had yet to emerge on a wage agreement in the South African mining sector.

  • BOSTON, June 17- Apple Inc, criticized in the past for greenhouse gas emissions, use of toxic materials and the hiring of underage workers, has improved its practices and earned better scores from groups such as Greenpeace. That's good news for environmentally-aware mutual funds that hold Apple for another big reason- it makes money.

  • WASHINGTON, June 17- Wells Fargo, State Street and JPMorgan Chase& Co are below or almost at minimum capital thresholds expected to be included in a rule still being hammered out by U.S. regulators that's meant to mitigate taxpayer losses in another financial crisis, according to a Reuters analysis.

  • WASHINGTON/ BUENOS AIRES, June 16- President Cristina Fernandez vowed on Monday to find a way to service Argentina's restructured debt despite suffering a major setback in a long legal battle against "holdout" investors that pushed the country closer to a new default.

  • JGBs steady, market braces for new supply Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 10:32 PM ET

    TOKYO, June 17- Japanese government bonds were mostly steady on Tuesday with the market bracing for new supply. A bounce in Tokyo shares also capped the JGB market. The Ministry of Finance is offering 1.2 trillion yen of 20- year JGBs on Tuesday.

  • *Bonds gain on safety bid on Iraq, Ukraine tensions. That erased an earlier safety bid as worries about Iraq intensified on the news that Sunni insurgents seized a city in northwestern Iraq on Sunday after heavy fighting, solidifying their grip on the north after a lightning offensive that threatens to dismember Iraq.

  • WASHINGTON/ BUENOS AIRES, June 16- The U.S. Supreme Court declined on Monday to hear Argentina's appeal over its battle with hedge funds that refused to take part in its debt restructurings, an unexpected move that risks toppling Latin America's No 3 economy into a new default.

  • NEW YORK, June 16- Investors dumped Argentine debt on Monday after the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear the South American nation's appeal to overturn a lower court decision ordering that it pay holdout sovereign creditors $1.33 billion.

  • *Bonds gain on safety bid on Iraq, Ukraine tensions. Worries about Iraq were intensifying after Sunni insurgents seized a mainly ethnic Turkmen city in northwestern Iraq on Sunday after heavy fighting, solidifying their grip on the north after a lightning offensive that threatens to dismember Iraq.

  • *Payout totals $97.2 million including restitution, fine. June 16- Bank of America Corp's Merrill Lynch unit was fined $8 million and will reimburse $24.4 million to customers to settle allegations that it overcharged more than 47,000 retirement accounts and charities that invested in mutual funds.

  • WASHINGTON, June 16- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that creditors can seek information about Argentina's non-U.S. assets in a case about bank subpoenas that is part of the decade-long litigation over Argentina's obligations to bond investors.

  • *Bonds gain safety bid on Iraq, Ukraine tensions. Worries about Iraq were intensifying after Sunni insurgents seized a mainly ethnic Turkmen city in northwestern Iraq on Sunday after heavy fighting, solidifying their grip on the north after a lightning offensive that threatens to dismember Iraq.

  • Without comment, the high court left intact lower court rulings that ordered Argentina to pay. Argentina is seeking to avoid making full payment to holdout creditors led by hedge funds Aurelius Capital Management and NML Capital Ltd, a unit of billionaire Paul Singer's Elliott Management Corp..

  • US TREASURIES YIELDS RISE TO SESSION HIGHS AFTER MANUFACTURING DATA, 10- YEAR NOTES YIELD 2.60 PERCENT.

  • What the SEC needs to do about HFT: Jon Najarian Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 8:57 AM ET

    As the SEC mulls how to tighten the reins on high-frequency trading, "Fast Money" trader Jon Najarian weighs in on the areas they should focus on.