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  • NEW YORK, Oct 2- Stocks worldwide were lower on Thursday after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi failed to provide jittery markets with a specific stimulus program for the euro zone's flagging recovery, while U.S. markets steadied after a recent sell-off. But on Wall Street, the S&P 500 managed to turn modestly higher after falling to its lowest level...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Oct 2- Argentine stocks and bonds slid on Thursday as the government left markets guessing about policy direction after the appointment of a new central bank chief viewed as sympathetic to the government's ramped-up interventions in the economy. Bond prices also fell as investors digested the nomination of Alejandro Vanoli as the bank's new...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 2- Stocks worldwide slumped on Thursday after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi failed to provide jittery markets with a specific stimulus program for the euro zone's flagging recovery, and U.S. markets slid for a fourth straight day. On Wall Street, the S&P 500 sank to its lowest level since Aug. 8, stung by declines in energy shares.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 2- U.S. stocks were down at midday on Thursday, putting the S&P 500 on track for a fourth session of losses, as energy shares dropped and the ECB failed to ease worries about the euro zone's recovery. In a post-meeting news conference, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi gave no indication of an imminent stimulus program through the purchase of...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 2- U.S. stocks were lower in late morning trading on Thursday, putting the S&P 500 on track for a fourth session of losses, as energy shares dropped with oil prices. Among the most active names, Halliburton Co shares were down 3.6 percent. "A lot of people got freaked out yesterday, and it is natural to have a selloff, but I don't see any reason for why we'd...

  • US STOCKS-Futures flat after extended equity weakness Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 7:17 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 2- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Thursday, following a sharp drop in the previous session as investors looked to upcoming economic data for trading incentives. *Small-cap stocks are considered a leading sector of the market, and some market participants are concerned the weakness could spread throughout Wall Street.

  • FRANKFURT, Oct 2- Shares in Rocket Internet plunged 14 percent within minutes of their stock market debut in Frankfurt on Thursday as investors gave Europe's largest internet listing since 2000 a cold welcome. By 1005 GMT, they were down 3.9 percent at 40.83 euros. Analysts said investors have been concerned about the Berlin- based company's lack of...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- U.S. stocks dropped more than 1 percent on Wednesday as the first diagnosis of Ebola in a patient in the United States spooked investors, economic data pointed to uneven growth, and the Russell 2000 index entered correction territory.

  • Oct 1- Shares of Vivint Solar Inc, the second-largest installer of residential solar panels in the United States, rose as much as 9 percent in their market debut on the New York Stock Exchange, valuing the company at about $1.84 billion.

  • TREASURIES-Yields fall as global growth outlook falters Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 9:35 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 1- U.S. Treasuries rallied on Wednesday as Germany sold new bonds at record low yields, after weak factory data in Europe and Asia increased concerns about slowing global growth.

  • Oct 1- Communications and events company UBM Plc said it would acquire Advanstar Communications, a privately-held trade show organizer, for $972 million in cash to increase its focus on the events business in North America. Shares in the FTSE -250 company fell more than 3 percent on Wednesday to their lowest in more than two years.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 30- The dollar advanced on Tuesday after weak euro zone inflation data for September heightened expectations of stimulus from the European Central Bank, while world stock markets recorded their largest quarterly drop in more than two years.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 30- The dollar climbed on Tuesday after weak euro zone inflation data for September increased expectations of new stimulus from the European Central Bank, while world stock markets were on track for their largest quarterly drop in more than two years.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 30- The dollar surged on Tuesday after weak euro zone inflation data for September raised expectations of new stimulus from the European Central Bank, while world stock markets were set for their largest quarterly drop in more than two years.

  • Sept 30- U.S. drugstore chain Walgreen Co said lower insurer payments for prescriptions amid increased competition, and a rise in generic drug prices would continue to hurt margins in the current quarter, pressing its shares. Pharmacy chains such as Walgreen are contracted with health insurers and others that operate Medicare Part D drug plans.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 30- Brent oil slipped below $97 a barrel on Tuesday, hit by dollar strength and ample supply, and U.S crude also fell as both benchmarks headed for the deepest quarterly drop in more than two years. Brent for November delivery was down 97 cents at $96.23 per barrel at 11:06 a.m. EDT.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 30- The dollar surged on Tuesday after data showed inflation in the euro zone barely rose in September, with the U.S. currency on track for its biggest quarterly gain in six years, while world stock markets headed to their largest quarterly drop in more than two years.

  • Sept 30- U.S. drugstore chain operator Walgreen Co reported a 6.2 percent rise in quarterly sales, helped by higher prescription sales, sending its shares up more than 3 percent in premarket trading.

  • DEARBORN, Sept 29- Higher recall costs in North America and steeper losses in Russia and South America have caused Ford Motor Co to slash its forecast for pretax profit this year to $6 billion, from $7 billion to $8 billion previously, executives told investors at a briefing on Monday.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 29- Global equity markets fell on Monday as civil unrest in Hong Kong weighed on investor sentiment, while Treasury prices rose as further signs of the relative strength of the U.S. economy raised the prospect of higher interest rates.