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  • ATLANTA, Jan 12- Low U.S. bond yields are a sign of the American economy's relative strength compared to other major industrial economies, and reflect a global flight to safety, Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank President Dennis Lockhart said on Monday.

  • Treasury to sell $24 billion in three-year notes. NEW YORK, Jan 12- U.S. Treasuries yields fell on Monday with benchmark yields stuck below 2 percent as a renewed decline in oil prices and worries about Europe spurred a wave of safe-haven buying ahead of an auction of three-year government notes.

  • *European shares rise as Shire buys NPS Pharmaceuticals. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index rose 0.3 percent to 1,352.67 points after Shire Plc agreed to buy NPS Pharmaceuticals for $5.2 billion. The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index advanced 0.6 percent and Britain's FTSE 100 climbed 0.3 percent, helped by a 1.4 percent rise in Shire.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 9- U.S. U.S. government debt was also boosted by a fall on Wall Street, where stocks were down nearly 1 percent after two days of outsized gains. "Yes, we had job growth," said Sharon Stark, fixed income strategist at D.A.

  • *Gold up 2.5 percent in week, snaps three-week losing streak. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Jan 9- Gold rose on Friday as the dollar and equities failed to react to a better-than-forecast U.S. jobs report, and the metal was set for the first weekly gain in four weeks as political uncertainty in Greece boosted demand for assets seen as safe. Spot prices were heading for a 2.5 percent...

  • *Bed, Bath& Beyond stumbles after results, outlook. NEW YORK, Jan 9- U.S. stocks fell in Friday afternoon trading after of a two-day rally as investors assessed a monthly payrolls report that gave mixed signals on the economy and energy stocks fell alongside another drop in crude prices. "I don't necessarily think the wage decline is such a big deal but what it does tell...

  • TREASURIES-Prices climb as stocks, oil slide Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 12:48 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Jan 9- U.S. Other stock markets in Europe and elsewhere also dropped as investors sought out less risky holdings. MSCI's all-country world stock index, a measure of equity markets in 45 countries, fell 0.71 percent.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 9- The dollar eased on Friday after an American labor market report suggested a go-slow approach to raising U.S. interest rates, while global equity markets fell on more weak data from Europe, adding to worries about tepid growth around the world. Investors remain concerned about the impact of lower oil prices and how that might expose certain trades...

  • *Bed, Bath& Beyond stumbles after results, outlook. Nonfarm payrolls rose in December, topping Wall Street expectations while November's surprising gain was also revised higher. But the one really puzzling thing is the lack of any wage growth and in fact, wage decline, in December, "said David Kelly, chief global strategist for JPMorgan Funds in New York.

  • *Bed, Bath& Beyond stumbles after results, outlook. NEW YORK, Jan 9- U.S. stocks edged lower on Friday, after a two-day rally in equities put the S&P 500 back in positive territory for the new year as investors assessed a stronger-than-expected monthly payrolls report. "What we are seeing is a tug of war between the worries about slowing global growth and whether...

  • But spreadbetters expected the rebound in equities to peter out in Europe ahead of the U.S. employment data, forecasting Britain's FTSE and Germany's DAX to open little changed and France's CAC to start a shade lower. But optimism about the U.S. economy and prospects of more stimulus from the European Central Bank and China have diffused risk aversion for the...

  • Hall's Westport, Connecticut- based Astenbeck Capital Management gained just over 10 percent last year, a letter the fund sent its investors and seen by Reuters on Thursday said. Still, a few other oil fund managers did even better than British-born Hall, 63, who has traded oil for more than three decades and once earned a $100 million bonus from Citigroup.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 8- U.S. Treasury debt prices fell back on Thursday as Wall Street rallied and oil prices steadied, on growing confidence European policymakers will launch a bond-buying program to combat slowing economic growth. "With concerns that the market has that the Fed will raise rates this year, people have been more willing to go further out," said Ellis Phifer,...

  • *S&P 500 now positive for 2015 so far. NEW YORK, Jan 8- U.S. stocks jumped more than 1 percent for a second day in afternoon trading on Thursday, lifted by expectations the U.S. economy will continue to accelerate. "We got some decent data, and this market's got a lot of legs," said Uri Landesman, president of Platinum Partners in New York.

  • LONDON, Jan 8- Global equity markets surged and the dollar hit a nine-year high on Thursday, lifted by the Federal Reserve's confidence in the U.S. economy and hopes of aggressive new stimulus in Europe. Stocks on Wall Street rose 1.8 percent and European stocks jumped nearly 3 percent as investors set aside fears from a few days ago that tumbling oil prices point...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Jan 8- Gold fell for the second straight day on Thursday, in a choppy session weighed down by a stronger dollar and rising stock markets after being buoyed by expectations the Federal Reserve will be patient in raising interest rates. U.S. gold futures for February delivery settled down $2.20 an ounce, or 0.2 percent, at $1,208.50.

  • LONDON, Jan 8- Global equity markets surged and the dollar hit a nine-year high on Thursday, lifted by the Federal Reserve's confidence in the U.S. economy and hopes of aggressive new stimulus in Europe. Stocks on Wall Street rose about 1.7 percent and in Europe equities jumped close to 3 percent as investors' set aside fears from a few days ago that the collapse in...

  • *Brent crude hovers near $51 a barrel. NEW YORK, Jan 8- U.S. stocks climbed on Thursday, a day after equities snapped a five-day losing skid, on expectations for continued acceleration in the U.S. economy and more aggressive action by the European Central Bank. There is a Fed that is going to be patient and pretty transparent on when they are going to raise rates and an...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 8- U.S. Treasury debt prices declined on Thursday as Wall Street rallied and oil prices steadied, on growing confidence European policymakers will launch a bond-buying program to combat slowing economic growth. Treasury prices dropped in early overseas trading, as stocks in Japan and Europe rose, and the rally continued on Wall Street, where the S&P...

  • Jan 8- Replenished grain supplies following a bumper North American harvest bolstered global commodities trader Cargill Inc's bottom line in its latest quarter as lower prices lifted demand for crops and padded margins on meat sales. Privately-held Cargill, based in Minnesota, reported net earnings of $784 million for the second quarter ended Nov. 30, up 41...