*Business data in Europe, China show mild improvement. Benchmark yields were on track to rise for a third straight session above 2.50 percent as the U.S. Labor Department said continued jobless claims fell to 2.35 million in the week ended Oct. 11, which was the lowest since December 2000. Earlier, private gauges on business activities in Europe and China showed...» Read More
*S&P 500, DJI end week at record highs. NEW YORK, June 20- Wall Street equities rose on Friday for a sixth straight session and hit new highs, boosted by money managers convinced that U.S. policymakers will keep a lid on interest rates through 2016.. Oil prices backed away from nine-month peaks triggered by worries about the turmoil in Iraq but held at lofty levels.
*Iraq violence drives Brent, U.S. crude prices up 2nd week. NEW YORK, June 20- Oil and gold rose for a second week and a key commodities index hit 21- month highs on Friday as violence in Iraq fueled oil supply worries and investors who thought the U.S.
Oracle slumps, Carmax surges after results. NEW YORK, June 20- U.S. stocks rose on Friday, pushing the Dow and the S&P 500 to record levels and setting the benchmark index up to score its fourth weekly advance over the past five.
*Oil eases away from $115. NEW YORK, June 20- Wall Street equities hit new highs on Friday, boosted by money managers convinced that U.S. policymakers will keep a lid on interest rates through 2016, while oil prices backed away from nine-month peaks triggered by worries about the turmoil in Iraq.
*S&P 500 touches new intraday high. NEW YORK, June 20- Wall Street and European equities traded at new highs on Friday while oil prices neared nine-month peaks, spurred by violence in Iraq. The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 5.47 points, or 0.13 percent, at 4,364.80.
*Oracle slumps, Carmax surges after results. NEW YORK, June 20- U.S. stocks climbed on Friday, lifting the S&P index to a third straight intraday high and its sixth day of gains, with the benchmark index also poised to notch its fourth weekly advance over the past five.
The two main unions representing workers at the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority and the Puerto Rico Aqueduct& Sewer Authority held strike votes on Tuesday, and then staged a protest at Plaza Las Americas, San Juan's major shopping mall.
NEW YORK, June 19- U.S. stocks lost ground on Thursday after four straight days of gains sent the S&P 500 to another record high, with forecasts from companies including Coach weighing on consumer discretionary shares. Coach Inc's stock dropped 9.2 percent to $35.57 and was the biggest percentage decliner on the S&P 500..
*John Luttrell named interim CEO. June 19- Clothing and accessories retailer American Apparel Inc ousted controversial founder Dov Charney as chairman effective immediately and moved to fire him as CEO and president following an ongoing investigation into alleged misconduct.
*World stock gauge hits all-time high, Wall Street slips. Stocks on Wall Street fell slightly after the benchmark S&P 500 surged to a new record on Wednesday when the Fed expressed confidence the U.S. economic recovery was on track. Stocks in Europe rose to new six-year highs after equities in Asia posted strong gains, while U.S.
NEW YORK, June 19- U.S. stocks were little changed on Thursday, after four straight days of gains sent the S&P 500 to a fresh record high, as economic data was not enough to entice investors to push equities higher.
*Oil tops $114 a barrel on Iraq concerns. NEW YORK, June 18- Wall Street stocks jumped on Wednesday, taking the S&P 500 index of top companies to an all-time record after the Federal Reserve promised to keep in place low interest-rate policies and forecast the world's biggest economy would expand moderately.
NEW YORK, June 18- U.S. short-term interest rates futures ended higher on Wednesday as the latest forecasts among Federal Reserve policymakers supported the view the central bank may increase rates in mid-2015. Federal funds futures for June 2015 delivery fell to a 2-1/ 2 month low of 99.625 before rebounding to 99.670, up 1.5 basis points from Tuesday's close.
*Amazon CEO Bezos unveils "Fire" smartphone; stock climbs. *FedEx shares hit all-time high after quarterly profit.
*Oil tops $114 a barrel on Iraq concerns. NEW YORK, June 18- The dollar dipped and Wall Street equities softened on Wednesday as global markets puzzled over the odds that Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will soon strike a more hawkish tone on monetary policy.
*Oil nears $114 a barrel on Iraq concerns. NEW YORK, June 18- The dollar dipped and Wall Street equities treaded water on Wednesday as global markets puzzled over the odds Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will soon strike a more hawkish tone on monetary policy.
*Adobe, FedEx higher after earnings. NEW YORK, June 18- U.S. stocks were little changed Wednesday, on the heels of a three-day winning streak for the S&P 500 index and ahead of a monetary policy announcement by the Federal Reserve.
*China e-commerce firm's shares surge after listing. *Tencent link heightens rivalry with Alibaba. BEIJING, June 18- With an iron grip, JD.com Inc founder Richard Liu has dragged China's number two online retailer from a Beijing backwater to a rich New York listing.
*Oil prices top $113 on fears of Iraq's impact on export. NEW YORK, June 17- The dollar edged up and U.S. Wall Street stocks rose modestly, as investors shrugged off the turmoil in Iraq and kept an eye on the Fed as it began its two-day policy meeting.
*Oil falls; Obama considers military options in Iraq. E* Trade Financial was the S&P 500' s top gainer, up 7.7 percent at $22, while Charles Schwab Corp climbed 5.5 percent to $27.30.