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  • *Buyback, dividend hike, guidance lift Boeing, 3 M, CVS. NEW YORK, Dec 16- U.S. stocks rose in a volatile Tuesday session as energy shares rallied and investors bet the Federal Reserve will be cautious in removing support in the face of a more fragile global economy. "Perhaps markets think the Fed will not be as on-schedule on taking out that language," said Quincy Krosby,...

  • *Benchmark yields hit 2- month low after U.S. oil below $54. NEW YORK, Dec 16- The collapsing oil market spurred a fresh wave of safe-haven bids for U.S. government debt on Tuesday, sending the 30- year yield to its lowest in more two years as investors worried about how the plunge in crude prices might harm the global economy. With U.S. oil futures falling below $54 a...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 16- U.S. stocks rose in a volatile Tuesday session as energy shares rallied, and on bets the Federal Reserve will be cautious in removing support in the face of a more fragile global economy. Adding to global concerns, data showed factory activity shrinking in China and euro zone business growth remaining weak. "Perhaps markets think the Fed will not be...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 16- U.S. stocks were set to fall at the open on Tuesday as a further slide in crude oil prices and the Russian rouble sent traders fleeing from risky assets on global economic concerns. Brent crude lost more than 3 percent to $58.98 per barrel after hitting a low of $58.50, and U.S. crude was down almost 4 percent at $53.75, near its session low.

  • US STOCKS-Futures tumble as oil, rouble slide further Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 8:19 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Dec 16- U.S. stock index futures fell on Tuesday as a further slide in crude oil prices and the Russian rouble sent traders fleeing from risky assets. Brent crude lost more than 3 percent to $58.96 per barrel after hitting a low of $58.50 and U.S. crude was down almost 3 percent at $54.26 after hitting $53.80. "The market is reflecting a global macro concern...

  • *Oil prices fall to five-year lows on OPEC output decision. An early rebound in oil prices faded after OPEC exporters said they would not cut production despite worries about a supply glut. That's weighed on stocks and put a bid back in Treasuries, "said Ian Lyngen, senior government bond strategist at CRT Capital Group in Stamford, Connecticut.

  • *Petsmart to be acquired by private equity consortium. NEW YORK, Dec 15- U.S. stocks were down slightly in volatile trading on Monday afternoon as investors assessed the impact of another big drop in oil prices. "What continues to be the focus for the markets is oil," said Tim Ghriskey, chief investment officer of Solaris Group in Bedford Hills, New York.

  • *Oil prices fall to fresh five-year lows on OPEC output decision. An earlier rebound in oil prices faded after OPEC exporters said they wouldn't cut production despite worries about a supply glut. That's weighed on stocks and put a bid back in Treasuries, "said Ian Lyngen, senior government bond strategist at CRT Capital Group in Stamford, Connecticut.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St slides along with crude prices Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 12:35 PM ET

    *Petsmart to be acquired by private equity consortium. NEW YORK, Dec 15- U.S. stocks slid on Monday with investors shunning risk as oil prices tumbled to fresh 5-1/ 2 year lows. "The continued free fall in crude is the main thing here," said Uri Landesman, president at Platinum Partners in New York, adding the S&P 500 could test 1,750..

  • Dec 15- Diversified U.S. manufacturer Honeywell International Inc said on Monday it expected an overall benefit from the decline in oil prices even as it gave a 2015 sales forecast that slightly trailed Wall Street's target. Low oil prices have pressured shares of some industrial manufacturers that supply to customers in the energy sector, and have weighed on...

  • *Wall Street dips as stocks track crude prices lower. Stocks on Wall Street opened higher but soon retreated as crude oil prices gave up early gains after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries restated its determination not to cut output despite a global energy glut. "There's a lot of things going on, but most of them are driven off the drop in oil...

  • *Petsmart to be acquired by private equity consortium. NEW YORK, Dec 15- U.S. stocks dipped on Monday as initial gains vanished, as did a brief rebound in crude oil prices. "You had some traders take profits on the early gains once oil moved to negative," said Rick Meckler, president of investment firm LibertyView Capital Management in Jersey City, New Jersey.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 15- U.S. Oil came back a bit and equities came back a bit, "said Mike Cullinane, head of Treasuries trading at D.A. Davidson in St. Petersburg, Florida.

  • *Petsmart to be acquired by private equity consortium. NEW YORK, Dec 15- U.S. stocks were set to rise at the open on Monday, following the worst week for the S&P 500 in more than two years, with investors focused on crude oil prices which earlier hit a fresh 5-1/ 2- year low. Shares of pet supply retailer PetSmart rose 4.8 percent in premarket trading after it agreed to be...

  • US STOCKS-Futures jump early as crude prices rebound Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 7:39 AM ET

    *Petsmart to be acquired by private equity consortium. NEW YORK, Dec 15- U.S. stock index futures rose on Monday, following the worst week for the S&P 500 in more than two years, with investors focused on a rebound in crude oil prices which earlier hit a fresh 5-1/ 2- year low. *Shares of pet supply retailer PetSmart rose 4.2 percent in premarket trading after it agreed to...

  • FOREX-Yen gains as Nikkei sags after Japan election Sunday, 14 Dec 2014 | 7:16 PM ET

    *BOJ tankan highlights uneven progress of Japan stimulus. TOKYO, Dec 15- The yen gained early on Monday after stocks sagged following a big victory for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's coalition in an election on Sunday, while oil prices continued to sink on a weak outlook for global demand. On Friday, the Paris- based International Energy Agency cut its...

  • The Dow industrials and major European equity indexes posted their biggest weekly losses in three years, as shares in Europe fell more than 2 percent and stocks on Wall Street, with the exception of Nasdaq, fell nearly as much. In Europe, the sell-off gathered pace in late trading, and the same occurred just before the end of U.S. trading. The fact that oil can't find a...

  • *Stocks drop after seven weeks of gains. *Oil volatility could spread to equities. NEW YORK, Dec 12- U.S. stocks fell sharply on Friday, leaving the benchmark S&P 500 with its worst weekly performance since May 2012, as investors pulled back from the markets in response to oil's free-fall and more weak data out of China.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Dec 12- Gold edged lower on Friday as some buyers cashed in recent gains, but the metal had its biggest weekly rise in two months as the dollar retreated and sliding oil prices hurt risk appetite. Gold was up 2.5 percent this week after Tuesday's big rally. Spot gold was down 0.5 percent at $1,221.66 an ounce by 3:38 p.m. EST, while U.S. gold futures for...

  • *China data hits materials sector. NEW YORK, Dec 12- U.S. stocks fell on Friday, putting the benchmark S&P 500 on track for its first weekly decline in eight, after a further drop in oil prices and disappointing data out of China pushed investors away from the raw materials sector. That's what you have here, "said Terry Morris, senior equity manager for National Penn...