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  • BOSTON, Feb 12- Fidelity Investments, the No. 2 U.S. mutual fund company, said on Wednesday that operating profit rose 13 percent to $2.6 billion last year as clients pulled less money from its funds.

  • BOSTON, Feb 12- Fidelity Investments, the No. 2 U.S. mutual fund company, said on Wednesday that operating profit rose 13 percent to $2.6 billion last year as clients pulled less money from its funds.

  • BOSTON, Feb 12- Fidelity Investments, the No. 2 U.S. mutual fund company, said on Wednesday that operating profit rose 13 percent to $2.6 billion last year as clients pulled less money from its funds.

  • TREASURIES-Prices slide after U.S. debt ceiling resolution Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 10:36 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Feb 12- U.S. Treasury debt prices fell on Wednesday after the U.S. House of Representatives passed a measure on the U.S. debt ceiling and a new Federal Reserve chair vowed to maintain the bank's current strategy of reducing asset purchases at a gradual pace. Wall Street shares on Wednesday opened on a positive note.

  • TOKYO, Feb 12- Japanese government bond prices dipped on Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen sharpened investors' risk appetite with a pledge to continue tapering the Fed's stimulus drive- despite a still-unstable U.S. labour market. JGBs were hit by a rise in stocks rose and fall in U.S.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 11- The Pimco Total Return Fund, the world's largest bond fund, increased its holdings of U.S. government-related securities in January to notch a modest gain for the month after Treasuries prices rose, data from the firm's website showed on Tuesday.

  • Never, ever do this, says Cramer Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 6:14 PM ET

    There’s something Jim Cramer doesn’t want you to do. Ever.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 11- One of the best stock pickers in America for the month of January was a 56- year-old Taiwanese immigrant working out of a small office in suburban New Jersey, 25 miles from Wall Street.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 11- The interest rate on U.S. one-month Treasury bills fell to their lowest level in over a week on Tuesday on signs of progress to raise the federal debt ceiling, which would avert the government from delaying payments on its debt.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 11- Yields on long-dated U.S. Treasuries climbed to their highest in two weeks on Tuesday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen pledged to continue the bank's current strategy of reducing asset purchases despite a still unstable labor market.

  • *Lisbon raises 3 bln euros in tap of 2024 bond. LONDON, Feb 11- Portuguese government debt yields edged up on Tuesday as investors made room for fresh paper from a chunky bond sale that took Lisbon closer to exiting its international bailout later this year.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Feb 11- Argentina will file a petition seeking U.S. Supreme Court review of a court order requiring it to pay $1.33 billion to' holdout' bondholders at the deadline next week, said state news agency Telam late Monday. Argentina must file its appeal by Monday Feb. 17, the day on which Telam said the petition would be presented.

  • UPDATE 1-Fitch third agency to cut Puerto Rico to junk Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 11:26 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Feb 11- Fitch on Tuesday became the third credit rating agency in a week to downgrade Puerto Rico to junk, citing worries about the cash-strapped U.S. territory's weak economy and reduced ability to finance itself in capital markets. Puerto Rico has some $70 billion of debt outstanding and has long struggled with a shrinking economy and population.

  • Fitch becomes third agency to cut Puerto Rico to junk Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 10:27 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Feb 11- Fitch Ratings cut Puerto Rico's credit rating to junk on Tuesday, the third major ratings agency in a week to downgrade the U.S. territory, citing fears of reduced access to capital markets. Moody's and Standard& Poor's cut Puerto Rico's rating to junk last week.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 11- U.S. Treasuries slid on Tuesday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said she strongly supported the Fed's monetary policy strategy, suggesting the central bank's current reduction in asset purchases was on track.

  • *Platinum dollar prices fail to benefit from strikes. LONDON, Feb 11- The world's biggest platinum-backed exchange-traded fund, based in South Africa, reported its largest ever outflow last week after the rand platinum price hit 5-1/ 2 year highs, prompting domestic investors to cash in gains.

  • US STOCKS-Futures climb ahead of Yellen testimony Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 8:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Feb 11- U.S. stock index futures gained on Tuesday on hopes that the new Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will reinforce the Fed's determination to halt the money-printing presses while assuring investors that a rise in interest rates remains a long way off.

  • *Portugal launches 10- year debt sale via syndication. LONDON, Feb 11- Portuguese bond yields rose on Tuesday as Lisbon launched a 10- year debt sale in a further step towards regaining regular market access before its planned exit from an international bailout later this year.

  • SHANGHAI, Feb 11- Keeping China's debt bubble from bursting and dragging the economy down with it may require painful medicine that the country's leaders have so far been unwilling to swallow: letting some borrowers go bust.

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Feb 10- Puerto Rico Gov. Moody's Investors Service last week lowered the commonwealth's credit rating to junk status and also cut the rating on the Cofina debt because of worries about the island's shrinking economy and population.