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  • US stock indexes edge lower; Etsy sinks after posting loss Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 11:57 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks are edging mostly lower in midday trading as investors look over some disappointing company results. The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 28 points, or 0.2 percent, to 18,283 as of 11:45 a.m. Eastern time Wednesday. Etsy plunged 23 percent after reporting a big quarterly loss in its first quarter as a publicly traded company.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Euro slips on Greek worries, stocks steady Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 11:38 AM ET

    *Greece won't make June 5 IMF repayment without deal-official. Treasuries inched up on safe-haven buying caused by worries that Greece may be unable to make a 300 million euro repayment to the International Monetary Fund on June 5 unless foreign lenders distribute more aid. The Greek government's parliamentary speaker said on Wednesday that Athens will not...

  • UPDATE 6-Oil prices rise as U.S. crudes stocks fall Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 10:56 AM ET

    *Japan's economy surprises with 2.4 pct annualised growth. Brent futures rose 72 cents to $64.74 a barrel by 1445 GMT, after touching $65.02 earlier in the session. U.S. crude prices rose 41 cents to $58.40 a barrel, easing back from an intraday high of $58.90.

  • Grain lower, livestock mostly lower Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 10:50 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were lower Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for July delivery was 4.25 cents lower at $5.06 a bushel; July corn was 1 cent lower at $3.61 a bushel; July oats were unchanged at $2.48 a bushel; while July soybeans lost 5.25 cents to 9.41 a bushel. August live cattle was. 90 cent lower at $1.4970 a pound; August feeder...

  • Asian stock markets uneven after weak China data Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 10:26 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The stock market showed little life on Wednesday as it closed yet another trading day barely changed from the day before. "There's no real reason to rally and no real reason to decline," said Matthew Tuttle, CEO of money manager Tuttle Tactical Management. Etsy plunged 18 percent after its first earnings report as a publicly traded company showed a hefty...

  • NEW YORK— Stocks are opening mostly lower as traders look over some disappointing company results. The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 24 points, or 0.1 percent, to 18,288 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time Wednesday. Etsy plunged 20 percent after its first earnings report as a publicly traded company showed a hefty quarterly loss.

  • *Greece debt concerns rekindle safety bids for bonds. Treasuries prices were higher on Wednesday, as concerns about Greece's ability to meet its debt payments renewed safe-haven demand for bonds ahead of the release of the Federal Reserve's record of its April policy meeting. "The market bounce is driven in part on worries Greece can't make its June debt...

  • *Yahoo up after sharp selloff on Tuesday. *Pep Boys up after report of takeover approach. May 20- Wall Street was set to open little changed on Wednesday with investors cautious ahead of the release of minutes from last month's Federal Reserve meeting, which is expected to shed light on when interest rates will be hiked.

  • May 20- Drug developer Lpath Inc said it would cut jobs and costs after its experimental eye drug failed a mid-stage study in patients with wet age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness in the elderly. Lpath, which had about 25 employees as of March 1, according to a regulatory filing, also said it would re-evaluate its research and...

  • WASHINGTON, May 19- Yahoo Inc shares fell 7.6 percent on Tuesday on concerns that a possible change in U.S. tax regulations would affect Yahoo's planned spinoff of its stake in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.. The change- discussed by a U.S. Internal Revenue Service official in Washington- could complicate the plan announced by Yahoo in January to spin off its 15...

  • *Euro falls back below $1.12. NEW YORK, May 19- U.S. and European equities rose to trade near record highs on Tuesday, and the euro tumbled on signals the European Central Bank may accelerate its 1 trillion euro bond-buying program over the next two months. Wall Street's Dow Industrials index closed at an all-time high, though other major U.S. stock indexes mostly...

  • Wal-Mart and Red-Robin are big market movers Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 4:40 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., down $3.49 to $76.43. Dick's Sporting Goods Inc., down $2.86 to $53.43.

  • *Housing starts jump to 7.5- yr high. May 19- U.S. stocks ended mixed on Tuesday, with the Dow rising marginally to a second straight record high, as Wall Street digested housing data that some saw as hopeful for an economy struggling to grow. "There really is a lot of fear about the threat of higher interest rates," said Jake Dollarhide, chief executive officer of Longbow...

  • NEW YORK— Southwest Airlines Co. is speeding up its planned growth, which worries analysts, and American Airlines says profit margins will probably fall next year. Cowen and Co. analyst Helane Becker said there is "growing concern" about the effect that Southwest's growth will have on the rest of the industry— analysts worry that more flights will lead to lower...

  • *Wall St's Dow index hits new intraday high. *Euro falls back below $1.12. NEW YORK, May 19- U.S. and European equities traded near record highs on Tuesday, and the euro tumbled on signals the European Central Bank may accelerate its 1 trillion euro bond-buying program over the next two months.

  • US stocks drift mostly lower in listless trading Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 11:52 AM ET

    NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are drifting mostly lower in midday trading as the market comes off its latest record high. Urban Outfitters plunged 17 percent after reporting weaker-than-expected results. Two stocks fell for every one that rose on the New York Stock Exchange.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St little changed, held back by Wal-Mart Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 11:32 AM ET

    *Wal-Mart biggest drag on Dow, S&P. May 19- U.S. stocks were little changed on Tuesday, constrained by Wal-Mart's weak results and as investors took a breather after a rally that took the Dow Jones industrial average and the S&P 500 to record closing highs the previous day. "I definitely think the markets are overvalued at this time but it's the only place where the...

  • *Wall Street backs off highs. NEW YORK, May 19- Equities around the world jumped on Tuesday and the euro tumbled on signals the European Central Bank may accelerate its 1 trillion euro bond-buying program over the next two months. Wall Street, which closed at record highs on Monday, reacted little to the upbeat housing data and was last down on weak results from...

  • Grain lower, livestock mostly lower Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 10:58 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were lower Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for July delivery was 8.75 cents lower at $5.13 a bushel; July corn was 6.50 cents lower at $3.6150 a bushel; July oats were unchanged at $2.5350 a bushel; while July soybeans gained 7.50 cents to 9.47 a bushel. June live cattle was. 23 cent lower at $1.5180 a pound; August...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St slips, Wal-Mart biggest drag Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 10:22 AM ET

    *Wal-Mart biggest drag on Dow, S&P. May 19- U.S. stock fell on Tuesday, dragged down by Wal-Mart's weak results and after a rally that took the Dow Jones industrial average and the S&P 500 to record closing highs. Markets have been pushed higher by the fact that there is nowhere else to invest, said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at Rockwell Global Capital in New...