*Microsoft, Procter& Gamble results lift U.S. shares. NEW YORK, Oct 24- Global equity markets rose on Friday after strong corporate results from Microsoft and Procter& Gamble and reduced concerns over the possible spread of Ebola boosted U.S. shares and kept safe-haven U.S. MSCI's all-country world equity index rose 3.1 percent for the week, marking its biggest...» Read More
*Markets put positive spin on weak US growth data. LONDON, June 26- Stock markets in Europe and Asia looked past gains by Iraqi militants and poor first-quarter growth in the United States on Thursday, with some investors raising their forecasts for a U.S. economic bounce in coming months.
PARIS, June 26- European stocks rose in early trade on Thursday, rebounding from the previous session's sell-off and tracking gains on Wall Street, while Barclays fell after The New York Attorney General filed a lawsuit against the bank. Shares in Barclays were down 3.2 percent.
NEW YORK, June 26- U.S. healthcare companies are winning higher profit forecasts, bucking a wider trend on Wall Street, as pricey new biotech drugs hit the market and insurance enrollment rises under the Affordable Care Act.
NEW YORK, June 25- U.S. stock investors ignored weak economic data and pushed equities higher on Wednesday, as drugmakers' shares rose and a Supreme Court ruling lifted major broadcaster stocks, while German bond yields hit the year's low on safe-haven bids.
*Europe stocks fall; German bond yields at 2014 low. NEW YORK, June 25- Stocks on Wall Street rose on Wednesday despite disappointing U.S. economic data while German bond yields hit their lowest levels for the year as European investors moved toward safe havens.
*Monsanto rallies after results; General Mills lower. *Medical Action almost doubles, Owens& Minor to buy.
NEW YORK, June 25- Stocks on Wall Street rose on Wednesday despite disappointing U.S. economic data while German bond yields hit their lowest levels for the year as European investors moved toward safe havens.
*Monsanto rallies after results, General Mills lower. NEW YORK, June 25- U.S. stocks edged higher on Wednesday as investors continued to find value in equities over other asset classes despite the latest economic data coming in below expectations.
June 25- Monsanto Co reported a 6 percent drop in quarterly profit on Wednesday, but shares of the world's largest seed company climbed more than 5 percent as it raised the low end of its fiscal-year outlook and said it planned to double earnings over the next five years.
*Investors watching Iraq violence; crude prices rise. *Monsanto rallies after results, General Mills lower. NEW YORK, June 25- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wednesday as the latest economic data came in below expectations, giving investors further reasons to take profits amid ongoing tension in Iraq.
June 25- Monsanto Co reported a 6 percent drop in quarterly profit on Wednesday, but shares of the world's largest seed company rose as it raised its outlook for the year and said it planned to double earnings over the next five years.
*U.S. crude firms as investors warily watch Iraq developments. TOKYO, June 25- Asian shares were on the back foot early on Wednesday, taking their cue from Wall Street as the deepening crisis in Iraq and a report that the U.S. could be loosening restrictions on crude exports triggered a rally in oil prices.
*S&P 500 pulls back after hitting intraday record. NEW YORK, June 24- U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday as early enthusiasm from economic data faded and concerns about the violence in Iraq gave investors a reason to sell and book some profits, driving the Dow to its biggest drop in over a month. On Tuesday, the Dow suffered its biggest drop since May 20.
NEW YORK, June 24- U.S. stocks turned lower on Tuesday after stronger-than-expected data lifted them to a fresh record earlier in the day, while the sterling tumbled after the Bank of England governor said spare capacity would need to be used up before a rate rise is needed.
*S&P 500 pulls back a bit after hitting intraday record. NEW YORK, June 24- U.S. stocks mostly slipped on Tuesday as earlier gains from economic data faded, but the Nasdaq advanced as a result of gains in biotech shares.
*S&P 500 hits intraday record, continues recent strength. NEW YORK, June 24- U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday, boosted by some strong data while the Nasdaq outperformed thanks to gains in technology and biotech shares. Consumer confidence hit its highest level since January 2008 in June, while new home sales jumped 18.6 percent to a six-year high in May.
NEW YORK, June 24- U.S. equities hit another record high on Tuesday after encouraging data on consumer confidence and new home sales, while sterling fell after the head of the Bank of England stirred doubts about how soon interest rates would rise.
*Wisconsin Energy to buy Integrys for $9.1 bln. *ParkerVision plummets on its heaviest-ever volume. "Right now we're digesting last week's gains and keeping an eye on all the economic data that's coming out this week," said Leo Grohowski, who oversees more than $184 billion in client assets as chief investment officer at BNY Mellon Wealth Management in New York.
*Wisconsin Energy to buy Integrys for $9.1 bln. Financial data firm Markit's Composite Purchasing Managers' Index for the euro zone fell more than expected, though the HSBC/ Markit Flash China Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index rose into expansion territory for the first time in six months.
CHICAGO, June 23- Despite the incendiary conflict in Iraq that last week sent the benchmark price of Brent crude oil to more than $115 a barrel, a nine-month high, U.S. stock markets largely shrugged off the oil threat, hitting record closing highs last week.