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  • *Priceline rallies after results, Wal-Mart down. NEW YORK, Feb 19- U.S. stocks fell modestly on Thursday with energy shares leading the drop amid a slump in oil prices, and investors remained cautious as uncertainty continued over the prospects of a debt deal with Greece. On the upside, Priceline Group rallied on its results, helping keep the Nasdaq slightly...

  • *Output from Saudi Arabia may also be rising- PIRA. LONDON, Feb 19- Brent crude oil prices fell below $59 a barrel on Thursday after U.S. government data showed crude stocks hit a record high last week. Benchmark Brent crude futures for April were down $1.83 at $58.70 by 1618 GMT, having hit an intraday low of $57.80 earlier in the session, extending declines from...

  • Treasury debt yields rose on Thursday, with prices surrendering some gains from a one-day government bonds rally after Greece offered concessions in its bailout bargaining with other euro zone countries. Ten-year bond yields fell 5-7 basis points in Spain, Italy and Portugal, the countries most vulnerable to the Greek crisis. Wilmer Stith, fixed income...

  • *Greece's bailout plan soothes jitters but Germany rejects. NEW YORK, Feb 19- Stocks markets around the world reversed earlier gains on Thursday, with European equities retreating from seven-year highs, after Germany rejected a Greek proposal to extend its bailout and as oil prices dropped. "At this point, investors think that even if a deal is reached, it won't...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 19- U.S. stocks fell on Thursday, with energy shares leading the way lower amid a sharp decline in oil prices, while continued uncertainty over the prospects of a debt deal with Greece added to the cautious tone. On the upside, Priceline Group rallied on its results, helping keep the Nasdaq slightly positive. Exxon Mobil fell 1.2 percent to $89.95 while...

  • US STOCKS-Futures point to flat open, crude oil falls Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 8:50 AM ET

    *Priceline shares rally in premarket after results. NEW YORK, Feb 19- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat open on Wall Street Thursday, with major indexes near record levels, as investors continued to digest ongoing uncertainty over Greece. Exxon Mobil fell 1.2 percent to $89.95 in premarket trading while Halliburton Co was off 2.2 percent to $43.43 and...

  • Feb 19- U.S. drinks can maker Ball Corp agreed to buy British rival Rexam Plc in a sweetened 4.43 billion pounds deal, creating an industry giant that can better manage capital spending and costs as aluminium premiums rise. Shares in Rexam, which makes cans for Coca-Cola Co and Anheuser-Busch InBev, rose more than 6 percent to 571.5 pence in early trading before...

  • U.S. crude prices fall sharply as inventory grows Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 7:22 PM ET

    TOKYO, Feb 19- U.S. oil futures tumbled more than 3 percent on Thursday to a one-week low around $50 a barrel after data showed a surprisingly sharp build in U.S. crude inventories. The contract was trading down $1.51 at $50.63 by 0006 GMT, after settling down $1.39 on Wednesday. The market selloff accelerated on Wednesday afternoon following a fire and explosion at...

  • LIVESTOCK-Strong beef prices lift CME live cattle futures Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 4:41 PM ET

    *USDA cattle report on Friday. CHICAGO, Feb 18- Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures closed higher on Wednesday on short-covering in response to the jump in wholesale beef values, traders said. February closed up 0.575 cent per lb to 159.175 cents, and April 1.900 cents higher at 152.625 cents.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St ends nearly flat; Fed minutes support Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 4:31 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Feb 18- The Dow and S&P 500 ended barely lower on Wednesday after a drop in energy shares but declines were limited by minutes from the latest Federal Reserve meeting, which showed policymakers are concerned about raising interest rates too soon. Exxon Mobil, which fell 2.2 percent to $91.01, was the biggest drag on both the S&P 500 and Dow following an...

  • *Stocks in Europe at seven-year high. "The minutes reflect our view that while the economy is growing, an interest rate lift-off is not a slam dunk at this point," said Alan Gayle, senior investment strategist at Ridgeworth Investments in Atlanta, Georgia. In Europe, stocks closed at multi-year highs as investors brushed off uncertainty over Greece's negotiations...

  • *Stocks in Europe climb to new highs; U.S. flat ahead of Fed. NEW YORK, Feb 18- Stocks in Europe marched to multi-year highs on Wednesday as investors shrugged off uncertainty over Greece's negotiations with its creditors. The Greek government said it will request a loan extension for up to six months on Thursday but Germany said no such deal is on the table and Greece...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 18- U.S. stock index futures were flat on Wednesday, a day after the S&P 500 ended above 2,100 for the first time ever, as investors waited to see whether a debt deal would be reached with Greece. *Wall Street stocks have been tied to signs of progress or difficulty with Greece's bailout program of late, even though the United States has little direct...

  • DUBAI, Feb 18- Egypt's return to the international debt market after a five-year gap is set to attract heavy demand- so heavy that the new bonds risk pricing at precariously high levels. The government plans to issue a $1.5 billion Eurobond in April and to return regularly to international capital markets in coming years, Hanan Salem, first deputy minister at the...

  • *Stocks rebound on signs Greece to obtain bank funding. Stocks on Wall Street pared early losses on news Greece said it intended to ask Wednesday for an extension of its loan agreement with the euro zone that would be apart from a full bailout program, a source in Brussels said. Traders said the market was pricing in the prospect of a last-minute deal on Greece.

  • *Investors watching situations in Greece, Ukraine. NEW YORK, Feb 17- U.S. stocks edged lower on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 pulling back from record levels as investors continued to grapple with the uncertainty over a Greek debt deal and a fragile Ukraine truce. Much of the advance came on signs of progress for the debt deal in Greece, as well as reduced tension between...

  • *Investors watching situations in Greece, Ukraine. NEW YORK, Feb 17- U.S. stocks edged lower on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 pulling back from record levels as investors continued to grapple with the uncertainty over a Greek debt deal and a fragile Ukraine truce. Much of the advance came on signs of progress for the debt deal in Greece, as well as reduced tension between...

  • NYMEX-Oil extends gains, Brent hits 8-week high Sunday, 15 Feb 2015 | 7:07 PM ET

    TOKYO, Feb 16- U.S. crude futures rose for a third straight session, while Brent hit an eight-week high above $62 a barrel after another drop in the U.S. rig count signaled the pressure producers face from low oil prices. *NYMEX crude for March delivery was up 43 cents at $53.21 a barrel by 2353 GMT, after settling up $1.57 on Friday. *London Brent crude for April delivery...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 13- The S&P 500 index closed at a record high on Friday, as energy shares gained with oil prices, while the Nasdaq composite index hit a 15- year high helped by technology stocks. Equities rallied this week after a ceasefire agreement between Ukraine and Russia and apparent progress toward a deal on Greek debt. A strong report by Cisco Systems Inc...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 13- U.S. stocks advanced on Friday, with the S&P 500 scaling a new intraday record as rising oil prices boosted energy stocks, but a decline in utilities limited gains. Traders held off on making big bets on the last day before a long weekend to avoid extended exposure in case of any negative news, particularly from Europe, where Greece is involved in debt...