July 24- Dunkin' Brands Group Inc cut its 2014 outlook on Thursday as its U.S. doughnut shops battled fast-food rivals like McDonald's Corp and high milk prices softened profits from its international Baskin-Robbins ice cream business. The company also cited weakness in its Baskin-Robbins joint venture in Japan for the reduction in its 2014 forecast.» Read More
*U.S. 30- year bond yield falls to lowest since June 2013. Treasury debt prices rose on Monday on safe haven demand heightened by investor caution over turmoil in the Middle East and growing geopolitical tension following the downing of a Malaysian Airlines aircraft.
*Euro rebounds from five-month low vs dollar, above $1.35. NEW YORK, July 21- The U.S. dollar held steady against major currencies on Monday as investors reduced holdings of stocks and other risky assets on anxiety about escalating violence in Gaza and Ukraine.
*EMC jumps on report of activist investor stake. NEW YORK, July 21- U.S. stocks fell on Monday, following the sharpest moves in indexes in the past three months during the two previous sessions, as developments in Ukraine and the Gaza Strip continue to garner investor focus.
NEW YORK— Tiffany& Co. CEO Michael J. Kowalski will retire from the luxury jeweler next year. The 62- year-old Kowalski has served as CEO of the New York company since 1999 and became chairman in 2003.. Shares of Tiffany fell 18 cents to $99.50 in morning trading.
NEW YORK— Stocks are opening lower as more U.S. companies turn in their quarterly results and as investors worry about tensions with Russia over the downed airliner in Ukraine. Hasbro fell 2 percent in early trading Monday after the toy maker reported second-quarter earnings and revenue that fell short of analysts' targets.
Shares of Reynolds American stumbled in premarket trading Monday in the first trading since a Florida jury awarded $23.6 billion in punitive damages against its R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.. Even so, the analyst said the award may stir concern about its near-term impact on a $25 billion acquisition Reynolds American Inc. announced last week.
Oil prices rebounded slightly on Monday as traders gauged the possibility of more sanctions against Russia and more violence in Libya. Washington announced new sanctions last Wednesday on Russia, including its biggest oil company, over Moscow's support for separatist forces in Ukraine.
NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Advanced Micro Devices Inc., down 74 cents to $3.83. B&G Foods Inc., down $1.20 to $29.62.
NEW YORK— Earnings gains from Google, Honeywell and other big U.S. companies drive the stock market to a higher close, wiping out much of its loss from the day before. Markets recovered a day after being rattled by the downing of a passenger jet over eastern Ukraine and Israel's launch of a ground offensive into Gaza.
Gold prices settled lower to end the week, a day after concerns about a conflict between Russia and Ukraine shot prices up. Gold for August delivery fell $7.50, or 0.6 percent, to $1,309.40 an ounce. Speculation that tensions between Russia and Ukraine could boil over sent traders into precious metals.
*Obama condemns Russia after Malaysian airliner downed in Ukraine. NEW YORK, July 18- U.S. stocks rose on Friday, rebounding a day after the S&P 500 suffered its worst decline since April 10, with the benchmark index on track to post a modest gain for the week.
NEW YORK, July 18- Brent and U.S. crude eased at midday on Friday after sharp gains sparked by heightened geopolitical risk from the downing of a Malaysian jetliner over eastern Ukraine and as Israeli ground troops advanced into Gaza.
NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are moving higher after Google, Honeywell and other big companies report their quarterly results. Markets were recovering a day after being rattled by the downing of a passenger jet over eastern Ukraine and Israel's launch of a ground offensive into Gaza.
NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are opening higher after Google, Honeywell and other big companies report their quarterly results. Markets were recovering a day after being rattled by the downing of a passenger jet over eastern Ukraine and Israel's launch of a ground offensive into Gaza.
EDINBURGH, July 18- European stocks fell on Friday, extending losses made late in the previous session after a passenger plane was shot down over eastern Ukraine, fuelling tensions between Russia and the West. Airline stocks such as Deutsche Lufthansa and Ryanair were 1.5 percent lower, as major travel companies rerouted flights to avoid Ukranian airspace.
Concern that conflicts and rising tensions in the Ukraine and the Middle East could disrupt supplies sent oil prices higher this week, though the world appears to have an ample supply of crude and supplies have not been affected. Benchmark U.S. crude for August delivery fell 6 cents to close at $103.13 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
July 17- U.S. orthopedics company Stryker Corp on Thursday reported slightly higher second-quarter profit that was in line with Wall Street expectations and said it was always in the market for deals. In the most recent such deal in the medical device sector, Medtronic Inc last month agreed to buy Covidien for $43 billion.
The United States Securities and Exchange Commission is targeting 10 firms in a high frequency trading probe, according to an SEC document.
NEW YORK, July 17- Global stock markets slumped on Thursday, while safe-haven gold and bond prices rose following an escalation of violence in Gaza and the downing of a passenger plane at the Ukraine- Russia border.
Wall Street stocks started the day with modest losses after the United States announced new sanctions against Russia in response to recent unrest in Ukraine. Subsequently, a Malaysian airlines jet was downed over eastern Ukraine near the Russian border, sparking a further fall in risk assets on concerns that the conflict might widen.