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  • US stocks edge higher after a big two-day rally Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 4:11 PM ET

    CarMax jumped 11 percent after the used car dealership chain reported a surge in earnings. Nike fell 2 percent after reporting a drop in orders from Japan and developing markets in Asia. Crude oil surged $2.36 to $56.52 a barrel in New York.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 18- Investors have wrung their hands over the last several weeks over the effect of lower oil prices on the broader S&P 500, but the relationship between the two is actually starting to break down. "The proof is that oil turned down and the market said,' Oh, that was yesterday's news, today we're moving ahead,"' said Quincy Krosby, market strategist at...

  • *Bids emerge after yield rise on Fed' patience' on rate hike. *Fed's Kocherlakota sees risks from possible 2015 lift-off. NEW YORK, Dec 19- U.S.

  • Oil's slide shakes up the junk-bond market Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 1:34 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Oil's slump didn't just hit the stock market, it's shaken up the junk-bond market, too. If the index were to end December at that level, it would mark the biggest two-month slump since June 2013. By comparison, a broader Barclays index tracking the entire bond market, which includes corporate bonds with better credit ratings and Treasurys, is largely...

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 1:25 PM ET

    American Realty Capital Properties Inc. fell. 6 percent to $8.02 with 28,386,500 shares traded. Apple Inc. fell. 8 percent to $111.78 with 75,717,300 shares traded. BlackBerry Ltd. fell. 8 percent to $9.99 with 30,981,500 shares traded.

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 1:25 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading:. AT&T Inc. rose. 1 percent to $33.54 with 38,466,100 shares traded. Bank of America Corp. rose. 5 percent to $17.62 with 100,300,100 shares traded.

  • Dec 19- Shares of cancer drug developer Juno Therapeutics Inc soared as much as 65 percent in their market debut on Friday, capping a big year for biotech IPOs. Shares were priced at $24 per share, above the expected $21- $23. As of Sept. 30, Seattle- based Juno had raised about $314 million in private venture funding from investors including Amazon.com Inc co-founder...

  • Juno Therapeutics' stock surges in market debut Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 11:51 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of cancer treatment company Juno Therapeutics Inc. jumped 46 percent in their stock market debut Friday. The Seattle- based company raised $264.5 million after selling more than 11 million shares at $24 per share. The stock rose $11 to close at $35, after rising as high as $39.50 earlier.

  • US stocks inch higher after a big two-day rally Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 11:51 AM ET

    CarMax jumped 10 percent after the used car dealership chain reported a surge in its latest quarterly earnings. Nike fell 4 percent after a drop in orders from Japan and developing markets in Asia overshadowed a strong quarter. The price of crude oil rose $1.80 to $56.16 a barrel in New York.

  • US STOCKS-Wall Street edges up to extend weekly gains Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 11:27 AM ET

    *Brent holds above $60 a barrel. Brent crude oil advanced above $60 a barrel on Friday, recovering from near a 5-1/ 2- year low, while WTI crude climbed 3.3 percent to $55.90. It's kind of coming back to where we were about two weeks ago, "said Peter Jankovskis, co-chief investment officer at OakBrook Investments LLC in Lisle, Illinois.

  • Sector Snap: Toy companies Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 10:56 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The stocks of Mattel and Hasbro are sliding less than a week before Christmas, with BMO Capital Markets analysts expressing concern that the toy companies seem to be losing share to competitors. Both Hasbro and Mattel seem to be losing share to rivals that are mostly privately held, according to BMO, which also believes that they may end up with high...

  • TORONTO, Dec 19- BlackBerry Ltd on Friday reported a bigger-than-expected drop in third-quarter revenue, sending shares of the struggling smartphone maker lower, even as it eked out a small adjusted profit and began generating cash flow again. Revenue fell to $793 million from $1.19 billion a year earlier, falling short of analysts' expectations of $931.5...

  • *Bids emerge after yield rise on Fed patience on rate hike. NEW YORK, Dec 19- U.S. It is just stabilizing after two days of sitting near their recent highs, "said George Goncalves, head of U.S. interest rate strategy at Nomura Securities International in New York.

  • US stocks open mostly higher after a two-day rally Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 9:38 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks are opening mostly higher in the U.S. as the market comes off a massive two-day rally. CarMax jumped 8 percent in early trading after the used car dealership chain reported a surge in its latest quarterly earnings. The price of crude oil rose $1.65 to $55.99 a barrel in New York.

  • TORONTO, Dec 19- BlackBerry Ltd on Friday reported a bigger-than-expected drop in third-quarter revenue, sending shares of the struggling smartphone maker lower, even as it eked out a small adjusted profit and began generating cash flow again. Revenue fell to $793 million from $1.19 billion a year earlier, falling short of analysts' expectations of $931.5...

  • Ahead of the Bell: ImmunoGen shares tumble Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 8:14 AM ET

    ImmunoGen CEO Daniel Junius said that the company was disappointed, but he also noted that Roche has several other Kadcyla studies underway, including one related to gastric cancer. The study results won't affect the company's 2015 guidance or the approved use of Kadcyla, according to ImmunoGen Inc.. Shares of the Waltham, Massachusetts, company tumbled $4.05,...

  • Xerox selling ITO unit, stock edged up in premarket Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 7:03 AM ET

    NORWALK, Conn.— Shares of Xerox are edging higher in premarket trading Friday after the business services provider disclosed that it is selling its information technology outsourcing division to France's Atos for $1.05 billion. Xerox's ITO business includes about 9,800 employees in 45 countries. Atos has also agreed to provide information technology...

  • US stocks inch higher after a big two-day rally Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 12:07 AM ET

    Benchmark U.S. crude bounced up from recent lows, climbing $2.36 to settle at $56.52 a barrel in New York, as traders bet that a 6- month plunge in prices had gone too far. Nike's stock dropped $2.24, or 2 percent, to $94.84. The maker of athletic apparel posted results that beat Wall Street's forecasts late Thursday, but a drop in orders from Japan and developing...

  • -Lipper@ NEW YORK, Dec 18- Investors in U.S.-based funds pulled $831 million out of emerging market stock funds through the week ended Dec. 17, the third straight week of ouflows, data from Thomson Reuters' Lipper service showed on Thursday. In addition, the same collapse in oil prices that has pressured Russia has also affected other emerging markets.

  • *Wall Street gains more than 2 pct. NEW YORK, Dec 18- Global equities markets rallied on Thursday, with Wall Street surging nearly 2.5 percent, as investors buoyed by policy comments from the U.S. Wall Street powered higher, with the S&P 500 putting up its best two days of gains since November 2011, according to Reuters data.