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  • NEW YORK, Nov 26- LeapFrog Enterprises Inc, the maker of educational electronics for kids whose missed sales estimates have pushed its shares down 30 percent this year, is attracting some big-name value fund managers who are betting the company will either rebound during the holiday season or be bought by a rival. If the company's newest product, a video game...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 26- Benchmark U.S. Treasury Trading at Barclays in New York. The Commerce Department said consumer spending increased 0.2 percent last month, while economists polled by Reuters had forecast a 0.3 percent gain, and also said non-defense capital goods orders excluding aircraft declined 1.3 percent last month.

  • *Markets will be closed Thursday for Thanksgiving holiday. NEW YORK, Nov 26- U.S. stock index futures pointed to slight losses at the open on Wednesday as jobless claims rose to their highest level since September, though market moves were light going into the Thanksgiving holiday. Shares could also some pressure after weak results from Hewlett-Packard Co and...

  • Stern Advice-The loss leaders of the investment world Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Nov 26- Every industry has its loss leaders, and the investment world is no different. Companies including Blackrock Inc, Vanguard and Charles Schwab have been competing to offer investors the lowest cost shares possible on these products. "We believe we will keep that client for a long time," said John Sturiale, senior vice president of product management...

  • *Markets will be closed Thursday for Thanksgiving holiday. NEW YORK, Nov 26- U.S. stock index futures were very slightly higher on Wednesday as investors looked ahead to a flurry of economic data that will be released throughout the morning, which could indicate whether the market's record levels are justified. *While tech shares could see some pressure...

  • TOKYO, Nov 26- Japanese government bond prices were steady to slightly lower on Wednesday, drawing little help from solid U.S. Treasuries overnight as investors stayed on the sidelines ahead of a 40- year bond auction. The current 10- year JGB yield stood flat at 0.445 percent while the 20- year yield rose 0.5 basis point to 1.225 percent.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 25- U.S. Month-end buying of Treasury notes boosted demand at the Treasury's auction of $35 billion in five-year notes, analysts said. "It was a vote of confidence in U.S. bonds versus other sovereign fixed income instruments," said Tyler Tucci, Treasury strategist at RBS Securities in Stamford, Connecticut, on the strong bidding.

  • The purchases were part of a broad U.S. bond market rally in the wake of record low 10- year yields across Europe and a robust $35 billion five-year Treasuries note auction, analysts said. At 2:06 p.m. EST, 34,856 contracts of 10- year Treasury note futures for March 2015 delivery traded at a price of 126-9/ 32 and 18,950 contracts of March 2015 30- year Treasury...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 25- A divided federal appeals court said Chesapeake Energy Corp had no right to redeem $1.3 billion of notes early at a favorable price, saying the second-largest U.S. natural gas company waited too long to tell investors of its plans. Tuesday's 2-1 decision by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York reversed a May 2013 ruling by U.S.

  • UPDATE 1-Chesapeake Energy loses in bond dispute appeal Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 12:05 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Nov 25- A divided federal appeals court said Chesapeake Energy Corp had no right to redeem $1.3 billion of notes early at a favorable price, saying the second-largest U.S. natural gas company waited too long to tell investors of its plans. Tuesday's 2-1 decision by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York reversed a May 2013 ruling by U.S.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 25- U.S. long-dated Treasuries yields hit one-month lows on Tuesday, following euro zone bond yields lower, while an upward revision to third-quarter U.S. gross domestic product growth limited the declines. U.S. 30- year Treasury yields moved in tandem with euro zone bond yields, which held at record lows on the prospect of more stimulus measures from...

  • *S&P 500 has risen in 12 of past 14 sessions. NEW YORK, Nov 25- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Tuesday, indicating major indexes would push even further into record territory, following a reading on economic growth that was much stronger than expected. The Commerce Department raised its estimate of third-quarter gross domestic product to a 3.9...

  • US STOCKS-Futures tick up with indexes at records Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 6:53 AM ET

    *S&P has risen in 12 of past 14 sessions. NEW YORK, Nov 25- U.S. stock index futures were slightly higher on Tuesday as the market's long-running upward bias looked to continue, though further gains may be difficult to come by in a week that's expected to be quiet. *Market moves this week could be amplified by low volume, which is expected with some market participants...

  • TOKYO, Nov 25- Japan's $1.1 trillion Government Pension Investment Fund's holdings of domestic bonds fell below half its assets for the first time in the third quarter, highlighting an aggressive shift to riskier assets in line with a push from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The roughly $25 billion drop in holdings of low-yielding Japanese government bonds by the...

  • JPX-Nikkei 400 futures debut amid growing ROE interest Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 2:19 AM ET

    It was jointly developed by Japan Exchange Group and Nikkei Inc. The index has been endorsed by some of Japan's most influential financial institutions. Last month, the Bank Of Japan said it will buy exchange-traded funds that track the JPX-Nikkei 400 when it tripled annual purchases of ETFs to about 3 trillion yen. The Government Pension Investment Fund,...

  • TOKYO, Nov 25- Japanese government bond yields edged lower on Tuesday, with the longer-dated maturities supported by investors extending the duration of their bond portfolios. Decline in other sovereign debt yields, notably those of the euro zone which fell Monday on bets the European Central Bank would include government debt when it expands its asset...

  • Distressed opportunities in Europe   Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 7:17 AM ET
    Distressed opportunities in Europe

    Discussing the likelihood of a distressed cycle for the U.S. market, with Glenn August, Oak Hill Advisors CEO. August says his firm has $4 billion of capital in Europe.

  • Caesars, creditors consider turning unit into REIT Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 6:14 PM ET
    Caesars Palace

    Caesars Entertainment proposed a restructure plan that would the debt of its largest unit into a real estate investment trust.

  • Mortgage-backed securities back in vogue? Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 5:49 PM ET

    The collapse of mortgage-backed securities drove the financial crisis, but many fund managers are snapping up the precrisis offerings.

  • BMPS discussing capital options with government Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 1:18 PM ET
    The headquarters of the Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena S.p.A. (BMPS) , the oldest surviving bank in the world and Italy's third largest bank.

    Italy's Treasury has not ruled out extending repayment deadlines on hundreds of millions of euros in state aid to help troubled lender Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, a person close to the matter said.