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  • NEW YORK, Feb 13- U.S. stocks are poised for more upward momentum even as uncertainty over oil prices and Greek debt negotiations keeps the market on tenterhooks, analysts say. As "stocks have found a footing, people aren't as afraid of the potential negative" stemming from recent instability in oil prices and Greece, said Wayne Kaufman, chief market analyst at...

  • OTTAWA/ CALGARY, Feb 13- Canada confirmed its first case of mad cow disease since 2011 on Friday but said the discovery, which helped drive cattle prices higher, should not hit a beef export sector worth C $2 billion a year. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said no part of the animal, a beef cow from Alberta, had reached the human food or animal feed systems.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 13- U.S. stocks advanced modestly on Friday, as the S&P 500 scaled a new intraday record, helped by investor optimism regarding Greece and Ukraine and upbeat German growth data. Germany grew 0.7 percent in the fourth quarter, more than double the expected 0.3 percent, pointing to a stronger 2015 for Europe's biggest economy. Equities have rallied this...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 13- U.S. stocks advanced modestly on Friday, as the S&P 500 scaled a new intraday record, buoyed by upbeat German growth data. Equities have rallied this week after a ceasefire agreement between Ukraine and Russia, and apparent progress on a deal on Greek debt in the euro zone. "The tape is news sensitive, the overall feel is that headline risk is waning and...

  • Apple $1 trillion market value could be years away Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 3:45 AM ET
    An Apple Store in Tianjin, China.

    Activist Investor Carl Icahn thinks Apple is already worth over $1 trillion but others on Wall Street think it will take a few more years for the iPhone maker's stock value to get there.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 12- Activist Investor Carl Icahn thinks Apple Inc is already worth over $1 trillion but others on Wall St. think it will take a few more years for the iPhone maker's stock value to get there. With Apple's stock market value ballooning this week beyond $700 billion, larger than Switzerland's gross domestic product, activist investor Icahn said...

  • *Ceasefire deal reached between Ukraine, Russia. *TripAdvisor soars on results; Expedia to buy Orbitz. NEW YORK, Feb 12- U.S. stocks ended sharply higher on Thursday, with a rally in technology stocks leading the Nasdaq to a 15- year high, while a ceasefire agreement between Russia and Ukraine also eased tensions.

  • US STOCKS-Tech rally, Ukraine deal boost Wall Street Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 1:29 PM ET

    *Ceasefire deal reached between Ukraine, Russia. *TripAdvisor soars on results; Expedia to buy Orbitz. Sentiment was also boosted by a ceasefire agreement between Russia and Ukraine, which soothed concerns that tensions in the region would prove a further drag on Europe's economy.

  • *Ceasefire deal reached between Ukraine, Russia. NEW YORK, Feb 12- U.S. stocks were poised to open higher on Thursday, following a ceasefire agreement between Russia and Ukraine and surprising stimulus measures by Sweden's central bank, although soft economic data may keep gains in check. Leaders of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine agreed a deal to end fighting...

  • LONDON, Feb 12- "Excessive oil and gas loan concentrations have been a key factor in the failure of some banks during periods of steep price declines," the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency notes with bureaucratic understatement in its handbook for U.S. bank examiners. The agency supervised the infamous Penn Square Bank in Oklahoma City, which was declared...

  • *Saudi oil minister discusses cooperation with Gazprom chairman. BEIJING, Feb 12- Brent hovered near $55 a barrel on Thursday after data showed U.S. crude stockpiles set a record for the fifth week in a row, renewing fears that supply is still far outpacing demand. March Brent futures were up 40 cents to $55.06 a barrel at 0429 GMT, following a 3- percent loss in the...

  • *Saudi oil minister discusses cooperation with Gazprom chairman. March Brent futures were up 34 cents to $55 a barrel at 0305 GMT, following a 3- percent loss in the previous session that saw prices break below $54 at one point. On Wednesday, Saudi Arabia's oil minister met with the chairman of Russian state-controlled energy giant Gazprom, Saudi state media said,...

  • *Asia cautious amid conflicting Greece headlines. *European Council meeting later in session next in focus. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.7 percent as markets from Australia to China all declined.

  • *Europe agrees on way forward for Greece. *Apple rises after Icahn letter. NEW YORK, Feb 11- U.S. stock futures rose late on Wednesday after Europe agreed on a way forward with Greece on debt negotiations that had been holding back U.S. investors worried about European stability.

  • Feb 11- Panera Bread Co on Wednesday warned that 2015 earnings per share could decline as it works to speed up service at its popular bakery cafes, sending shares down 6 percent in extended trading. St. Louis- based Panera said it expects 2015 diluted earnings per share growth that is flat or possibly mid- to high-single digit percentage points lower from 2014' s...

  • UPDATE 1-Whole Foods sales accelerate, shares rise Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 4:50 PM ET

    Feb 11- Whole Foods Market Inc on Wednesday said same-store sales have accelerated, helped by stronger consumer confidence and shoppers' positive response to the upscale grocer's price cutting and its first national advertising campaign. Shares in the largest U.S. organic and natural food supermarket were up 2.1 percent in extended trading after the news...

  • *Euro zone, Ukraine talks hurt sentiment. NEW YORK, Feb 11- An advance in U.S. stocks halted and European shares slipped on Wednesday on investor worries over the outcome of euro zone ministerial meetings about Greece's debt crisis, while oil prices dropped for a second day on more signs of oversupply. Adding to the markets' uncertainty, the leaders of France, Germany,...

  • *PepsiCo climbs after results, Wal-Mart off on Canada plans. NEW YORK, Feb 11- The S&P 500 index finished unchanged on Wednesday as investors were reluctant to make big bets while they waited for the outcomes of major talks involving Greece and Ukraine, but Apple helped boost the Nasdaq after an activist investor's bullish comments. Adding to the market's...

  • TREASURIES-Long maturities get lift from U.S. debt sale Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 3:30 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Feb 11- Long-dated U.S. Treasury debt prices rose on Wednesday, getting a boost from a well-received $24 billion auction of new 10- year notes that drew heavy foreign buying. The 30- year long bond rose 10/ 32 to yield 2.56 percent, according to Thomson Reuters data.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 11- Oil prices fell as much as 3 percent on Wednesday after U.S. stockpiles hit record highs, and analysts and traders said the market could shed more of the rebound seen over the past two weeks due to expectations of lower output. "It proves that the price retracement we had on the capital expenditure cuts and falling rig counts may have been premature,"...