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*Coca-Cola and Johnson& Johnson rally after results. *Tesla and Netflix slide, but Twitter jumps after deal. NEW YORK, April 15- U.S. stocks ended a volatile session higher on Tuesday, lifted by gains in such blue-chip names as Coca-Cola and Johnson& Johnson, though persistent weakness in momentum names limited the Nasdaq's advance.
NEW YORK, April 15- U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday as early gains evaporated when momentum shares once again lost ground, overshadowing a jump in Coca-Cola and Johnson& Johnson after their quarterly earnings. Tesla Motors Inc fell 5.5 percent to $187.25 and NetFlix Inc dropped 4.5 percent to $316.82 to rank among the worst performers in the Nasdaq 100 index.
*Russia says Ukraine on brink of civil war. NEW YORK, April 15- Global equity markets declined and government debt rose on Tuesday as tensions spiked in Ukraine as Russia declared the country on the brink of civil war and as disappointing corporate results dogged U.S. and European stock markets.
NEW YORK, April 15- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a modestly higher open on Tuesday as earnings from Coca Cola and Johnson& Johnson helped overshadow a mixed bag of economic data.
*European shares hit by weak sales, Ukraine crisis. LONDON, April 15- Crisis in Ukraine, weak trading updates from European companies and worries over China's economy turned investors sour on riskier assets on Tuesday, driving shares lower and bond prices higher.
*Dry weather in France, Germany seen threat to wheat yields. LONDON, April 15- Wheat prices on the Chicago Board of Trade edged higher on Tuesday, moving back towards the prior session's two-week peak, boosted by cold, dry weather in the U.S.
*Ukraine tensions prop up commodities like nickel, oil. TOKYO, April 15- Asian shares edged higher on Tuesday after upbeat U.S. data helped Wall Street bounce from a sharp selloff in recent days, though tensions in Ukraine tempered demand for riskier assets.
TOKYO, April 15- Asian shares edged higher in early trade on Tuesday after upbeat U.S. data helped Wall Street bounce from a sharp selloff in recent days. The flare-up came less than a month after Russia completed its annexation of Ukraine's southern Crimea peninsula.
*Citigroup is one of S&P's biggest gainers after results. NEW YORK, April 14- U.S. stocks closed higher on Monday as Citigroup's earnings and strong retail sales gave investors reasons to buy equities despite a resurgence of geopolitical uncertainties.
*Citigroup one of S&P's biggest gainers after results. NEW YORK, April 14- U.S. stocks rose on Monday, rebounding after a sharp selloff in the previous session as strong results from Citigroup and bullish retail sales data lifted sentiment.
CHICAGO, April 14- A resounding shot across the bow has been fired at the tech sector in recent weeks. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index is down nearly 5 percent in April through Friday's close and the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index is off 21 percent from its record closing high on Feb. 25.
*Fed buys $1.02 billion bonds due 2036-2044. NEW YORK, April 14- U.S. The data showed that growth is recovering from weather-related weakness, said Ian Lyngen, an interest rate strategist at CRT Capital in Greenwich, Connecticut.
*Ukraine's ultimatum to separatists saps risk appetite earlier. LONDON, April 14- Global equities rose on Monday on robust U.S. retail sales data, rebounding from last week's steep decline, while the euro fell, prompted by the European Central Bank's strongest signal yet that it would ease policy to cool the single currency.
*Fed to buy $900 million to $1.15 billion bonds due 2036-2044. NEW YORK, April 14- U.S. The data showed that growth is recovering from weather-related weakness, said Ian Lyngen, an interest rate strategist at CRT Capital in Greenwich, Connecticut.
NEW YORK, April 14- U.S. stocks were set to open higher on Monday, following a sharp selloff last session, with earnings results from Citigroup and retail sales data lifting sentiment while traders kept tabs on the possible escalation of hostilities in Ukraine.
NEW YORK, April 13- The wrenching selloff in U.S. high-growth technology and biotech shares could leave investors braced for more than a minor pullback when earnings pick up speed this week.
*Techs lead equities lower in renewed Wall Street sell-off. *Thursday's sharp sell-off on Wall Street takes global toll. NEW YORK, April 11- Global equity markets fell on Friday as fears on Wall Street about over-stretched stock valuations spread to Asia and Europe, pushing investors to the safety of bonds.
NEW YORK, April 11- U.S. The sell-off in global equities persisted in the wake of disappointing quarterly results from JPMorgan Chase& Co., the biggest U.S. bank. "This equity market meltdown has brought a' fear' bid into bonds," said Larry Milstein, head of government and agency trading at R.W. Pressprich& Co. in New York.
Global equities fell to two-week lows, triggered by selling on Wall Street on Thursday. Wall Street stocks continued their decline on Friday, spurring a broad risk-averse environment that led to selloffs in higher-yielding and emerging market currencies.
*MSCI World index down 0.7 pct, European index down 1.4 pct. *Thursday's sharp sell-off on Wall Street takes global toll.