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  • *Pfizer to buy Hospira for about $15 billion. *Michael Kors tumbles after results, outlook. NEW YORK, Feb 5- U.S. stocks climbed on Thursday as energy shares bounced with oil prices, while news Pfizer would buy Hospira in a massive deal also lifted investor sentiment.

  • *Wall St up after jobless claims data, energy shares rise. NEW YORK, Feb 5- Stock markets around the world were mostly higher on Thursday as crude oil rebounded, but a plunge in Greek banking stocks took a toll on European equities after the European Central Bank's surprise decision to strike Greek bonds off its list of accepted collateral. The ECB move increases the...

  • Treasuries prices fell on Thursday as traders pared bond holdings ahead of the January payrolls report, though market losses were limited due to tension between Greece and its euro zone partners in their debt negotiation. The move stoked anxiety about the solvency of Greek banks and fears Greece might exit the euro zone bloc. Greek Prime Minister Alexis...

  • *Pfizer to buy Hospira for about $15 billion. *Twitter gains after Bloomberg reports deal with Google. NEW YORK, Feb 5- U.S. stocks advanced on Thursday, bouncing back from a late selloff in the prior session thanks to higher oil prices, an upbeat report on the labor market, and news Pfizer would buy Hospira in a massive deal.

  • *Pfizer to buy Hospira for about $15 billion. *Twitter gains after Bloomberg reports deal with Google. *Michael Kors tumbles after results, outlook.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 4- The euro slumped late on Wednesday and safe-haven U.S. government bonds rallied after the European Central Bank abruptly canceled its acceptance of Greek bonds in return for funding, putting more pressure on Greece to reach new reforms. In an indication of how Greek equities might trade on Thursday morning, the Global X FTSE Greece...

  • Feb 4- Yum Brands Inc, owner of KFC and Pizza Hut, said on Wednesday that sales at established restaurants in its biggest market China fell less than feared in the fourth quarter as it fights to recover from a food scandal involving a minor supplier, and its shares jumped 2.1 percent. Same-restaurant sales in China, Yum's No. 1 market for revenue and profit, fell 16...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 4- The S&P 500 and Nasdaq ended lower on Wednesday, snapping a two-day rally as energy shares slid with oil prices and as investors' anxiety about the euro zone returned in the closing minutes of trading. The benchmark index added to losses late in the session after the European Central Bank abruptly canceled its acceptance of Greek bonds in return for...

  • UPDATE 1-Keurig profit falls as brewer sales drop Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 4:51 PM ET

    Feb 4- Keurig Green Mountain Inc, maker of the K-Cup single-serve coffee pod, reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit as sales of its brewers fell in the all-important holiday season. Shares of Keurig Green Mountain, whose adjusted profit forecast for the second quarter also missed the average analyst estimate, fell 6.5 percent in extended trading.

  • *China's move on bank reserve pares safety bids for bonds. *Lower oil prices, report on Greece reduce market losses. Treasuries yields rose on Wednesday with benchmark yields hitting 1-1/ 2 week highs as encouraging economic data from Europe and the United States spurred selling of bonds for a second day.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 4- The S&P 500 and Nasdaq eased on Wednesday in the wake of a two-day rally as energy shares followed oil prices lower and Gilead and other biotech names declined. Walt Disney kept the Dow in positive territory. Disney shares jumped 8 percent to $101.64 after quarterly profit topped analysts' expectations.

  • *Japanese equities rise on strong Mitsubishi results. NEW YORK, Feb 4- The U.S. dollar rebounded on Wednesday from its worst day in more than a year, while a retreat in oil prices pressured energy shares and weighed on Wall Street. Encouraging economic data out of the United States and Europe and optimism about Greece's debt negotiations drove up U.S. bond yields for...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 4- The S&P 500 and Nasdaq eased on Wednesday, in the wake of a two-day rally, as Gilead and other biotech names declined and energy shares reversed course with oil prices. Walt Disney kept the Dow in positive territory. Leading biotechnology shares lower was Gilead Sciences, whose stock dropped 7.5 percent, a day after the drugmaker said it is offering...

  • *Japanese equities rise on strong Mitsubishi results. NEW YORK, Feb 4- The U.S. dollar rose on Wednesday, rebounding after its worst day in more than a year, while a retreat in oil prices pressured energy shares and put Wall Street stocks in negative territory. Brent crude fell 3 percent to $56.16 per barrel.

  • *Crude falls after 4- day rally. NEW YORK, Feb 4- U.S. stocks dipped on Wednesday, in the wake of a two-day rally for the S&P 500, as oil prices declined and labor market data disappointed. U.S. crude was down 5.1 percent to $50.37 and Brent was off 3.6 percent to $55.83.

  • Feb 4- Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp's fourth-quarter revenue rose more than expected and the IT services provider forecast a pick up in annual revenue growth as healthcare and financial services clients in North America boost spending. The company shares rose as much as 6 percent to a record high of $58.38 on Wednesday. Like its Indian rivals Tata...

  • Feb 4- U.S. health insurer Humana Inc reported a lower-than- expected fourth-quarter profit as it spent more on new hepatitis C treatments and flu season expenses increased, but it said those and other costs are behind it and predicted a better 2015.. Humana shares, which were off slightly before a company conference call began, rose 1.9 percent to $151.39 in...

  • *Cautious optimism on Greece deepens bond sell-off. Treasuries yields rose on Wednesday with benchmark yields hitting 1-1/ 2 week highs as encouraging economic data on the Europe and United States and cautious optimism about Greece's debt negotiation spurred selling in bonds for a second day. There's some optimism on the Greece debt negotiation, "said Larry...

  • *Crude falls after 4- day rally. NEW YORK, Feb 4- U.S. stocks lost ground in early trade on Wednesday, in the wake of a two-day rally for the S&P 500, as oil prices declined and labor market data disappointed. U.S. crude was down 3.3 percent to $51.32 and Brent was off 2.6 percent to $56.43.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 4- U.S. stocks were poised to dip at the open on Wednesday, in the wake of a two-day rally for the S&P 500, as oil prices declined and labor market data disappointed. U.S. crude was down 3.3 percent to $51.32 and Brent was off 2.6 percent to $56.43. Contract driller Transocean fell 1.9 percent to $18.05 in premarket trade.