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  • *Q3 adjusted profit $0.62/ share vs estimate of $0.52. May 22- Packaged foods maker Campbell Soup Co on Friday reported an unexpectedly better quarterly profit, helped by lower spending on promotions, higher prices for its products and cost cuts. Shares of the company, known for its soups, Pepperidge Farm cookies and Goldfish crackers, rose about 1.5 percent.

  • Grain lower, livestock mixed Friday, 22 May 2015 | 10:53 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were lower Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for July delivery was unchanged at $5.22 a bushel; July corn was 2.75 cents lower at $3.6225 a bushel; July oats were unchanged at $2.4425 a bushel; while July soybeans fell 3.5 cents to 9.35 a bushel. August live cattle was. 05 cent lower at $1.5085 a pound; August feeder...

  • NEW YORK, May 22- Global equity markets dipped modestly Friday but remained near record highs, while the yield on U.S. government debt rose as a gain in core consumer prices in April should keep the Federal Reserve on course to raise interest rates later this year. Fed Chair Janet Yellen is expected to acknowledge recent sluggishness in the U.S. economy, including a...

  • OIL DROP: The price of oil fell $1.05, or 1.8 percent, to $59.66 a barrel, helping push down the stocks of drillers and other energy-related companies. Hess Corp. lost 1.4 percent. THE QUOTE: "We don't think inflation is really a problem," said Jim McDonald, chief investment strategist at Northern Trust.

  • US stocks open mostly lower; oil price slides Friday, 22 May 2015 | 9:41 AM ET

    Campbell Soup rose 2 percent after reporting earnings that came in ahead of what analysts were looking for. Occidental Petroleum and Noble Corporation each fell 2 percent. The price of oil fell $1.22, or 2 percent, to $59.48 a barrel.

  • *April core price rise revives bets on Fed rate hike. *Fed's Yellen to speak on economy at 1 p.m.. NEW YORK, May 22- U.S.

  • *Core inflation at highest since January 2013. The Labor Department said its Consumer Price Index rose 0.1 percent last month, while the so-called core CPI, which strips out food and energy costs, increased 0.3 percent, the largest gain since January 2013. "There is some conflicting information that is going on inside the marketplace that sort of belies what's...

  • May 22- Packaged foods maker Campbell Soup Co reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by lower promotions, higher selling prices and cost cuts. Shares of the company, known for its soups, Pepperidge Farm cookies and Goldfish crackers, rose 1.5 percent in premarket trading on Friday. The company said margins grew in its global baking and...

  • HONG KONG/ SINGAPORE, May 22- The blistering sell-off in Chinese solar firm Hanergy Thin Film Power Group this week burnt several index-tracking stock funds, exposing the flaws in some of these investment structures especially in volatile markets like China. China- focused equity ETF and index assets under management have grown more than three-fourths to...

  • *Coming up: Baker Hughes weekly U.S. rig data. SINGAPORE, May 22- Oil prices edged down on Friday after rising more than 2 percent in the previous session, buoyed by lower U.S. crude inventories and geopolitical tension in the Middle East. West Texas Intermediate for July delivery was at $60.61 a barrel by 0452 GMT, down 11 cents on the day but poised to post gains for the...

  • Pall Corp. beats Street 3Q forecasts Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 5:06 PM ET

    PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. _ Pall Corp. on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $96.2 million. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 85 cents per share. Pall Corp. shares have increased 23 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed 3.5 percent.

  • Lumber Liquidators, NetApp are big market movers Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 4:46 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc., down $4.17 to $21.10. Best Buy Co., up $1.33 to $35.11.

  • May 21- The S&P 500 closed at a record high on Thursday after disappointing economic data bolstered expectations that an interest rate hike is likely to come only later in the year. Traders warned that below-average volume in recent sessions suggests that not all of Wall Street may be confident in the market's gains. "It doesn't matter if we're at an all-time high...

  • Salesforce.com was among the big gainers Thursday after reporting results that beat analysts' forecasts. Best Buy was also up after reporting strong earnings. Oil rose $1.74, or 3 percent, to $60.72 a barrel following reports that U.S. storage levels are falling.

  • Ross Stores tops Street 1Q forecasts Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 4:09 PM ET

    DUBLIN, Calif. _ Ross Stores Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $282.2 million. Ross Stores expects full-year earnings to be $4.72 to $4.87 per share. Ross Stores shares have climbed almost 8 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has risen nearly 4 percent.

  • *U.S. sells $13 bln 10- year TIPS to solid demand. NEW YORK, May 21- U.S. "There were fears about a sharp spring recovery, but the data haven't rebounded smartly," said Robert Tipp, chief investment strategist at Prudential Fixed Income in Newark, New Jersey.

  • NEW YORK, May 21- Equity markets inched ahead on Thursday, with investors brushing aside mixed economic data in Europe and the United States, while the dollar slipped after a three-day rally and U.S. Oil prices rallied almost 3 percent, with Brent crude topping $66 a barrel on signs a global supply glut may be starting to ease. Wall Street's benchmark S&P 500 index,...

  • *Shake Shack hits record on trademark filing. May 21- U.S. stocks rose in afternoon trading on Thursday, with the S&P 500 just shy of its record high and the Nasdaq crossing its record close, as disappointing economic data bolstered the view that an interest rate hike would come only later in the year. Federal Reserve officials all but ruled out a rate hike next month...

  • NEW YORK— Abbvie Inc. specified the stock and cash breakdown on Thursday of its previously announced $21 billion buyout of Pharmacyclics Inc.. The drugmaker said the mixed consideration will consist of $152.25 in cash and 1.6639 shares of AbbVie common stock and, subject to proration, the all-stock consideration will consist of 3.9879 shares of AbbVie...

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks edge up as U.S. yields, dollar ease Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 12:11 PM ET

    NEW YORK, May 21- Equities markets inched ahead on Thursday, with investors brushing aside mixed economic data in Europe and the United States, while the dollar slipped after a three-day rally and U.S. Oil prices rose, with Brent crude topping $66 a barrel on signs a global supply glut may be starting to ease. Wall Street, which has posted a string of highs recently,...