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  • *ADP report shows fewer jobs added in May than expected. *Protective Life jumps in premarket, Dai-ichi to buy. NEW YORK, June 4- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wednesday as data on the labor market came in weaker than expected, giving investors reason to sell amid few positive catalysts and with indexes near record levels.

  • US TREASURIES YIELDS FALL AFTER ADP JOBS DATA, 10- YEAR NOTE YIELDS DROP TO 2.58 PERCENT.

  • *Protective Life jumps in premarket, Dai-ichi to buy. NEW YORK, June 4- U.S. stock index futures mostly edged lower on Wednesday as investors refrained from making large bets, with indexes near record levels, ahead of data on the labor market and services sector.

  • *Long-dated futures on Euro STOXX 50 dividends surge. LONDON, June 4- Investors are betting that likely new stimulus measures from the European Central Bank on Thursday will help shore up inflation and provide meatier dividends from euro zone companies for the rest of the decade, derivatives data shows.

  • TOKYO, June 4- Japanese government bond prices sagged on Wednesday, taking cues from a sharp fall in U.S. Treasuries, though short-covering ahead of a shift in benchmark futures helped to limit losses.

  • TOKYO, June 4- Asian shares were steady on Wednesday and the dollar benefited from rising U.S. Treasury yields, while the euro remained under pressure ahead of expected easing steps from the European Central Bank. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was flat in early trade, not far from last week's one-year high.

  • UPDATE 2-U.S. Senate votes to confirm Bowen to CFTC Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 5:16 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, June 3- The U.S. Senate voted on Tuesday to confirm New York lawyer Sharon Bowen as a member of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Treasury official Timothy Massad and Chris Giancarlo, a senior official at derivatives broker GFI in New York, were approved by a Senate panel but have not yet been considered by the full body.

  • US TREASURIES YIELDS HIT SESSION HIGHS, 10- YEAR NOTES YIELDS RISE TO 2.595 PERCENT.

  • NEW YORK, June 3- Activist investor Carl Icahn acquired about $51 million in the common shares of mortgage financiers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from mutual fund manager Fairholme Funds Inc in March, a court filing showed on Tuesday.

  • T. ROWE PRICE SAYS BRIAN ROGERS TO STEP DOWN AS MANAGER OF FIRM'S $30 BILLION EQUITY INCOME FUND, JOHN LINEHAN TO TAKE OVER FUND.

  • *Fed to buy $1.5 bln to $2.0 bln notes due 2020, 2021. NEW YORK, June 3- U.S. "I think the short base is building again," said Tom Tucci, head of Treasuries trading at CIBC in New York.

  • US STOCKS-Futures dip, with few trading incentives Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 7:11 AM ET

    *Dow, S&P 500 ended at records on Monday. NEW YORK, June 3- U.S. stock index futures were a touch lower on Tuesday as traders found few reasons to buy with major indexes at record levels, though the market's recent upward momentum appeared intact. *The CBOE Volatility Index has also been lower than average, hovering near levels not seen since March 2013.

  • LONDON, June 3- Emerging sovereign dollar bonds traded at the lowest yield premia to U.S. Treasuries since February 2013 on Tuesday, while inflation optimism helped India and Turkey outperform in local currency debt markets.

  • TOKYO, June 3- Benchmark Japanese government bonds inched lower on Tuesday, while the 30- year zone edged up and a solid 10- year sale supported market sentiment. The Ministry of Finance sold 2.1904 trillion yen of 10- year JGBs with a lowest accepted price of 99.91, and a coupon of 0.60 percent, the same as the current issue.

  • NEW YORK, June 2- The rock-bottom yields on offer in the corporate bond market are putting pressure on investment returns for U.S. life insurers and driving them into riskier and less liquid investments such as private equity and infrastructure debt, insurers said.

  • NEW YORK, June 2- U.S. Treasuries yields rose on Monday, after falling to one-year lows last week, as investors completed month-end bond purchases and before a highly anticipated European Central Bank meeting and U.S. employment report due later this week.

  • *Banks slashing inventories of Russian assets. *Actions reflect fears of wider sanctions over Ukraine. LONDON, June 2- Banks fearful of wide-ranging Iran-style U.S. sanctions in retaliation for Moscow's actions in Ukraine are slashing their inventories of Russian assets to the minimum, effectively freezing up the trade in its bonds.

  • US TREASURIES YIELDS FALL AFTER DATA, 10- YEAR NOTES YIELD 2.496 PERCENT.

  • TREASURIES-Yields rise from one-year lows Monday, 2 Jun 2014 | 9:31 AM ET

    NEW YORK, June 2- U.S. Treasuries yields have fallen on expectations that the European Central Bank will cut interest rates and take other measures meant to stimulate growth when it meets on Thursday.

  • *Dow, S&P 500 may come off fourth month of gains. *VIX near multi-month lows, may be sign of complacency. NEW YORK, June 2- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat open on Monday, with investors finding few reasons to keep pushing shares higher, with the Dow and S&P 500 at record levels.