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  • Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen warned of high valuations, adding to anxiety about future interest rates and a global bond rout. Atlanta Federal Reserve bank president Dennis Lockhart said he still expects it will be appropriate to raise interest rates some time in the middle of the year, and that market expectations of a September increase were in "...

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are closing lower as investors worry about the economy, interest rates and stock valuations. News Corp., which publishes The Wall Street Journal, fell 6 percent after its results missed forecasts. Noodles& Co. plunged 19 percent.

  • WATERBURY, Vt.— Shares of Keurig Green Mountain fell in extended trading Wednesday after the maker of single-serve coffee brewing systems reported disappointing fiscal second-quarter results and cut its estimates for the year. Shares of Keurig Green Mountain Inc. skidded $10.83, or 10 percent, to $97.24 in aftermarket trading. Analysts expected income of...

  • TripAdvisor misses Street 1Q forecasts Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 4:09 PM ET

    NEWTON, Mass. _ TripAdvisor Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter earnings of $63 million. The average estimate of 14 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 55 cents per share. TripAdvisor shares have climbed 3 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has increased nearly 1 percent.

  • *Treasuries compete with $18 bln of Apple, Shell deals. NEW YORK, May 6- U.S. Treasuries fell on Wednesday, weighed down by a global slide in government bond markets that pushed yields to 2015 peaks and large bond sales by Apple Inc and Royal Dutch Shell.

  • May 6- Shares of Cablevision Systems Corp jumped as much as 8 percent after Chief Executive James Dolan said he would be interested in a "deal" with Time Warner Cable Inc, Comcast Corp and other cable operators. Cablevision, controlled by New York's Dolan family, operates primarily in the Greater New York area. CBS Corp's Sports Network joined Verizon's FiOS's new...

  • *Private employers add fewest jobs since Jan 2014. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen warned of high valuations, adding to anxiety about a global bond rout and upcoming economic data. "Everyone is obsessed with the Fed," said Michael Church, president of Addison Capital Management in Philadelphia.

  • CALGARY, Alberta, May 6- Canadian oil and gas shares tumbled and the country's main stock index hit a one-month low on Wednesday after the left-wing New Democratic Party surged to power in the oil-rich province of Alberta on promises that included energy industry reforms. The NDP is expected to be less accommodative of the energy industry and its Alberta oil...

  • Lending Club jumps as online lending continues to grow Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 2:00 PM ET

    Shares of Lending Club advanced 3 percent Wednesday after the company reported better-than-expected results and raised its full-year outlook as more people discover peer-to-peer lending as a cheaper alternative to a traditional bank. It's a positive bit of good news for a company whose the stock is down nearly 30 percent year to date as investors wait to...

  • *Brent rises above $69, U.S. crude above $62, before paring gains. U.S. crude futures rallied more than $2 to the year's high of $62.58 a barrel before consolidating to show an 80 cent gain at $61.20 a barrel by 12:54 p.m. EDT. Futures of U.K. North Sea Brent, the more globally-used benchmark, were up 60 cents at $68.12 a barrel, having reached a 2015 peak of $69.93 earlier.

  • Fossil shares fall on impact from stronger dollar Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 1:05 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of Fossil Group fell Wednesday following weak quarterly revenue results and a disappointing outlook as a stronger dollar continues to cut into company's financial results. The designer of watches, jewelry and clothing saw profit fall 42 percent to $38.1 million, or 75 cents per share, while revenue fell 7 percent to $725 million.

  • News Corp., which publishes The Wall Street Journal, fell 7 percent after its results missed analysts' forecasts. Noodles& Co. plunged 18 percent after also reporting disappointing results. Oil rose 52 cents to $60.91 a barrel.

  • NEW YORK, May 6- U.S. Treasuries fell on Wednesday, weighed down by a global slide in government bond markets that is pushing yields to 2015 peaks and competing corporate bond sales by Apple Inc and others. Germany's 10- year yield hit a 2015 high just under 0.6 percent.

  • Grain higher, livestock mixed Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 10:51 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were higher Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for July delivery was unchanged at $4.6650 a bushel; July corn was 4 cents higher at $3.6675 a bushel; July oats were unchanged at $2.30 a bushel; while July soybeans gained 2.75 cents to 9.8750 a bushel. June live cattle was. 05 cent lower at $1.5140 a pound; August feeder...

  • *Oil hits 2015 peak on lower U.S. inventory, Middle East tension. "If the rise in yield resulting from dumping Bunds is compounded into other G10 government bonds by possible signs of oil-driven reflation currents, then stocks will have to take notice," said City Index Chief Markets strategist Ashraf Laidi in London. Oil prices hit their highs on the year on...

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks fell across industries on Wednesday as investors worried over stock valuations, economic growth and rising interest rates. A comment from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen suggesting that stocks are generally overvalued added to the selling pressure. "There are creeping worries that inflation, which was seen as non-existent, will soon...

  • NEW YORK— Stronger earnings from several U.S. companies are sending stock prices higher in early trading. Video game maker Electronic arts rose 6 percent and LendingClub rose 5 percent early Wednesday after reporting results that beat analysts' expectations. The price of oil rose $1.42 to $61.82 a barrel.

  • Fed Chair Yellen says stock market prices 'quite high' Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 9:16 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Wednesday described stock market valuations as high and said the central bank was carefully monitoring their impact on financial stability. "I would highlight that equity market valuations at this point generally are quite high," Yellen said in conversation with Christine Lagarde, managing director of the...

  • *MoneyGram and Synageva soar on buyout offers. May 6- Wall Street was set to open higher on Wednesday as investors focused on healthy corporate earnings reports and a revival in dealmaking, shrugging off a rout in the global bond market and weaker-than-expected U.S. private jobs data. "This is certainly going to change expectations for Friday's numbers," said Joe...

  • Bankers, regulators sound warning siren on bonds Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 12:00 AM ET
    Representative Barney Frank, a Democrat from Massachusetts.

    Wall Street chieftains, huge investment firms and top bank regulators are warning that the world's bond markets are in danger of breaking down. The NYT reports.