NEW YORK, March 14- Growing tension between the West and Russia ahead of Ukraine's weekend referendum in Crimea pushed down stocks on major world markets on Friday and drove up buying of safe-haven gold and the yen.» Read More
NEW YORK-- A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at 1 p.m.:. AT&T Inc. fell. 6 percent to $32.34 with 14,390,300 shares traded. Advanced Micro Devices Inc. fell 2.2 percent to $3.87 with 25,028,100 shares traded.
China's exports unexpectedly tumbled in February, falling 18.1 percent from a year earlier and swinging the trade balance into deficit. The data underscored recent concerns about the outlook for China's economy, even though the Lunar New Year holidays were blamed for the slide.
CHICAGO-- Grain futures were lower Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery was 1.75 cents lower at 6.5325 a bushel; May corn was 5.50 cents lower at 4.8350 a bushel; May oats were unchanged at 4.4625 a bushel; while May soybeans was 13.75 cents lower at 14.44 a bushel.
NEW YORK-- Alexion Pharmaceuticals raised its 2014 guidance on Monday, saying the national health agency of France will reimburse it for past sales of its drug Soliris. The Cheshire, Conn., company is now forecasting adjusted income of $4.37 to $4.47 per share and $2.15 billion to $2.17 billion in revenue.
*China's trade balance swings to deficit. NEW YORK, March 10- U.S. "The backup in yields thus far is going to create decent demand," Guy LeBas, chief fixed income strategist at Janney Montgomery Scott in Philadelphia.
NEW YORK, March 10- U.S. stocks edged modestly lower on Monday, and the S&P 500 held near record highs, as investors largely shrugged off unexpectedly weak data in China. "I don't think it's disruptive to the way people are looking at China as an economy that has lost some of its hyperbolic move and that is almost welcome."
*Lack of Japan structural reforms frustrates investors. TOKYO, March 10- Japanese shares slipped from a five-week high on Monday morning as disappointing Chinese trade data and uncertainty over the crisis in Ukraine prompted investors to lock in recent gains.
CHICAGO-- Grain futures were mixed Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery rose 8 cents to $6.54 a bushel; May corn was 2 cents lower at 4.89 a bushel; May oats sank 20 cents to $4.4625 a bushel; while May soybeans gained 19.75 cents to $14.5775 a bushel.
NEW YORK, March 7- Friday's stronger-than-expected payrolls report did more than ease concerns about U.S. economic fundamentals- it also seemed to justify Wall Street's record levels, suggesting the market's uptrend could continue.
*Putin rebuffs Obama as Ukraine crisis escalates. NEW YORK, March 7- U.S. stocks finished mostly higher on Friday, with the S&P 500 closing at a record after more jobs than expected were created in February and January's figure was revised higher.
NEW YORK, March 7- A surprisingly strong U.S. jobs report on Friday sent bond and gold prices sharply lower and initially lifted equity markets, but mounting tensions over Ukraine led stocks in Europe and elsewhere to retreat, while U.S. shares ended little changed.
NEW YORK, March 7- A surprisingly strong U.S. jobs report on Friday sent bond and gold prices sharply lower and initially lifted equity markets, but mounting tensions over Ukraine led stocks in Europe and elsewhere to retreat, while U.S. shares traded near flat.
NEW YORK-- A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at 1 p.m.:. Advanced Micro Devices Inc. rose 6.6 percent to $3.98 with 35,532,800 shares traded. Alcoa Inc. rose. 9 percent to $12.17 with 16,510,100 shares traded.
Ballard Power Systems Inc. rose 8.7 percent to $5.52 with 14,115,400 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. fell. 3 percent to $21.76 with 15,679,400 shares traded. Facebook Inc. fell 1.3 percent to $69.95 with 25,409,400 shares traded.
*Putin rebuffs Obama as Ukraine crisis escalates. NEW YORK, March 7- U.S. stocks trimmed earlier gains on Friday's jobs data to trade little changed by midday as investors turned cautious before the weekend, with the S&P 500 near record highs and a simmering crisis in Ukraine.
NEW YORK, March 7- U.S. equities and other risk assets pared gains on Friday as uncertainty over Ukraine tensions outweighed stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs growth, leading investors to pull money before the weekend.
CHICAGO-- Grain futures were mixed Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery was 10 cents higher at 6.56 a bushel; May corn was 1.50 cents higher at 4.9150 a bushel; May oats were unchanged at 4.6625 a bushel; while May soybeans was 9 cents higher at 14.47 a bushel.
*Cerberus Capital to buy Safeway; Safeway shares slip. NEW YORK, March 7- U.S. stocks rose modestly on Friday after an unexpectedly strong payrolls report in February, although gains were curbed by lingering tensions in Ukraine, with the S&P 500 at record highs.
NEW YORK, March 7- U.S. stock and crude futures jumped and the dollar strengthened on Friday after a report on U.S. employment showed jobs growth was greater than expected last month, easing fears a recent soft patch in the economy was due to more than a harsh winter.
*FireEye shares decline after secondary offering. *Cerberus Capital to buy Safeway; Safeway shares slip. NEW YORK, March 7- U.S. stocks were set for a higher open on Friday after more jobs than expected were created in February, with traders keeping an eye on lingering tensions in Ukraine.