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*Kate Spade plunges 23 pct in busiest trading day. NEW YORK, Aug 12- U.S. stocks fell modestly on Tuesday afternoon, with energy shares leading losses as investors monitored developments in Russia and Ukraine and the price of oil fell. Russia sent a convoy of 280 trucks carrying humanitarian aid to eastern Ukraine on Tuesday.
NEW YORK, Aug 12- Brent crude oil hit a nine-month low on Tuesday as ample North American production outweighed concern over supply from the Middle East, while stocks and the euro were pressured by plunging investor morale in Germany, Europe's largest economy.
*Focus stays on developments in Gaza, Iraq and Ukraine. The selling pressure from this week's bond supply has been offset by a steady bid for safe-haven Treasuries on worries about conflicts in Iraq, eastern Ukraine and Gaza. Tension remained high in Iraq as its prime minister Nuri al-Maliki refused to step down after his replacement was named.
*German shares lag after sentiment data shows Ukraine fear. LONDON, Aug 12- Crude oil hit a nine-month low on Tuesday as ample supply outweighed concern violence in the Middle East could disrupt output, easing the impact on investors of a fall in some European shares.
*European stocks dip with Ukraine worries to the fore. LONDON, Aug 12- European shares fell on Tuesday, throwing a rally in the U.S. and Asia into reverse, and the euro dipped towards nine-month lows against the dollar as reports a Russian aid convoy was heading to Ukraine ratcheted up tension between Kiev and Moscow.
*Russia sending humanitarian convoy to Ukraine. NEW YORK, Aug 11- U.S. stocks ended higher on Monday, extending the rally from Friday as investors hoped that Russia's move to send humanitarian aid to Ukraine would ease tensions between the two countries.
NEW YORK, Aug 11- A global gauge of equities rose for a second straight day on Monday, posting its largest daily advance in four months on bets on a reduced risk of direct conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
*Worries persist about Gaza, Iraq and Ukraine. NEW YORK, Aug 11- U.S. government debt yields were little changed on Monday, hovering near recent lows as traders clung to their safe-haven bond holdings on anxiety about tensions in the Middle East and Ukraine.
NEW YORK, Aug 11- U.S. shares rose modestly in Monday trading, continuing a recovery from a brief correction that ended Friday as investors focused on hopes for easing tensions between Ukraine and Russia.
NEW YORK, Aug 11- A global gauge of equities rose for a second day on Monday, posting its largest daily advance in four months as investors bet on a reduced risk of direct conflict between Russia and Ukraine while tensions in Gaza eased as a new 72- hour truce appeared to be holding.
NEW YORK, Aug 11- U.S. stocks rose broadly on Monday, extending Friday's sharp rally as recent uncertainty pertaining to Ukraine and the Middle East appeared to ease, while Priceline rallied on its results.
*Safe-haven bids persist on worries about Ukraine,. NEW YORK, Aug 11- U.S. government debt yields edged higher on Monday from their recent lows as traders trimmed safe-haven bond holdings and stepped back into stocks on hopes of reduced tensions in the Middle East.
NEW YORK, Aug 11- Global stocks bounced after recent sell-offs and core government debt prices fell on Monday as markets saw receding risks of direct conflict between Russia and Ukraine while Middle East tensions diminished.
*MannKind signs agreement with Sanofi, shares jump. NEW YORK, Aug 11- U.S. stocks rose on Monday, extending Friday's sharp rally as concerns eased over both Federal Reserve monetary policy and the tense situation between Russia and Ukraine.
*MannKind signs agreement with Sanofi, shares jump. NEW YORK, Aug 11- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Monday, suggesting that Friday's sharp rally could continue as it appeared less likely that the tense situation between Russia and Ukraine would escalate.
NEW YORK, Aug 8- Investors once again are snapping up high-dividend-paying U.S. stocks as Treasury yields fall, which should keep utilities and telecom stocks near the top of the buying list for the near future.
NEW YORK, Aug 8- The S&P and Dow both posted their best day since March on Friday, with the market buoyed by news that Russia was ending military drills near the Ukrainian border, while investors overlooked U.S. air strikes in Iraq.
NEW YORK, Aug 8- Wall Street rallied on Friday after Russia said it ended military drills near Ukraine, soothing investor nerves over regional tensions, but bond yields fell in key markets worldwide after U.S. President Barack Obama authorized air strikes in Iraq.
NEW YORK, Aug 8- Wall Street rallied on Friday after Russia said it ended military drills near Ukraine, easing investor nervousness about tensions in the region, but bond yields fell in key markets worldwide after U.S. President Barack Obama authorized air strikes in Iraq.
*Major indexes at session high after Russia report. NEW YORK, Aug 8- U.S. stocks rose Friday, with major indexes hitting session highs and erasing losses from the week, buoyed by news that Russia was ending military drills near the Ukrainian border that the U.S. had rapped as being "provocative."