*Google, IBM shares fall a day after posting earnings. NEW YORK, April 17- U.S. stocks ended a holiday-shortened week with mostly modest gains on Thursday, though the S&P 500 notched its biggest weekly advance since July as Morgan Stanley and General Electric rallied after strong results.» Read More
NEW YORK, Nov 26- The dollar fell against the euro and the yen on Tuesday, weighed down by lower U.S. bond yields and data showing U.S. consumer confidence unexpectedly slipped in November.
NEW YORK, Nov 26- U.S. Treasuries prices held onto gains on Tuesday after the Treasury sold $35 billion in five-year notes to solid demand, the second of three sales of $96 billion in new coupon-bearing debt this week. It's as far out in duration that you can go and feel safe if the Fed was to start the taper, "said Lou Brien, market strategist at DRW Trading in Chicago.
A. Bank rallies after Men's Wearhouse offer. Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc surged 11.2 percent to $56.24 after Men's Wearhouse offered to buy the company for $55 per share in cash. Men's Wearhouse jumped 9.9 percent to $51.73.
*Tiffany& Co rises after results, JA Solar falls. Wall Street has soared this year, boosted by expectations Federal Reserve stimulus will continue.
*Oil falls after Iran deal; energy shares slip. *Facebook and Yelp shares drop. Wal-Mart Stores Inc shares rose 0.8 percent to close at $80.43, off an all-time intraday high of $80.57 after the world's largest retailer said it has chosen its next chief executive.
*Oil falls after Iran deal, energy shares pressured. *Momentum stocks edge lower; Facebook, Yelp shares down. World powers and Iran reached a deal on Sunday in which Iran agreed to partially curb its nuclear program.
*Oil falls after Iran deal, energy shares pressured. NEW YORK, Nov 25- U.S. stocks rose modestly on Monday as a deal between world powers and Iran eased tensions in the Middle East, though the agreement also weighed on oil prices and energy stocks.
*Biogen, Gilead lead health-sector rally on news from Europe. NEW YORK, Nov 22- U.S. stocks rose on Friday, with the S&P 500 closing above 1,800 for the first time and healthcare names leading the way higher.
NEW YORK, Nov 22- U.S. stocks rose on Friday, led by healthcare stocks, putting the Dow and S&P 500 on track for a seventh straight week of gains. Shares of Biogen shot up 11.9 percent on heavy volume to $282.37 after the company won 10 years of exclusivity protection for its multiple sclerosis drug, Tecfidera, from regulators in Europe.
In the lingo of Wall Street, to taper is not to tighten, a revelation that put the Dow on track to close a seventh straight week of gains, its longest winning streak since an eight-week rally that began in December 2010.
NEW YORK, Nov 22- U.S. stocks edged higher on Friday in the absence of economic data and ahead of a holiday-shortened week in the United States, a day after the Dow industrials closed above 16,000 for the first time.
*Oil rises above $110 a barrel as market eyes Iran talks. "The Fed will not start to taper until the economy is able to walk on its own; that's a positive," said Phil Orlando, chief equity market strategist at Federated Investors, in New York. MSCI's all-country world equity index, which tracks shares in 45 countries, rose 0.31 percent.
Nov 22- Shares of Vince Holding Corp, controlled by private equity firm Sun Capital Partners Inc, rose about 50 percent in their market debut, valuing the luxury apparel company at about $1.08 billion.
*Time Warner Cable up as Charter nears bank deal for bid. NEW YORK, Nov 22- U.S. stocks were set to tick up at the open on Friday after the Dow industrials closed above 16,000 for the first time, amid a dearth of data and ahead of a holiday-shortened week in the United States.
*Time Warner Cable up as Charter nears bank deal for bid. NEW YORK, Nov 22- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Friday as investors paused after the Dow industrials closed above 16,000 for the first time, amid a dearth of data and ahead of a holiday-abbreviated week in the United States.
*Japan shares end Friday flat, but still up nearly 10 pct in two weeks. SYDNEY, Nov 22- Japanese stocks scaled six-month peaks on Friday as the yen took a spill, while other Asian markets lagged as investors resigned themselves to an inevitable slowdown in U.S. stimulus.
*Japan shares look to extend rally as dollar breaks 101 barrier. SYDNEY, Nov 22- Japanese stocks look set to be big beneficiaries from gains on Wall Street and a slide in the yen on Friday, though other Asian markets might not fare so well as investors become resigned to an inevitable slowdown in U.S. stimulus.
*Copper, oil rally; gold holds close to 4- month lows. NEW YORK, Nov 21- U.S. stocks rose on Thursday as the latest economic data suggested the Federal Reserve would not begin to slow its stimulus soon, although conflicting views over the issue limited gains globally.
*Hologic up on Icahn stake, pares gain on shareholders rights plan. NEW YORK, Nov 21- U.S. stocks rose on Thursday after data pointed to a slowly improving labor market and subdued inflation, keeping intact most investors' expectations that the Federal Reserve is unlikely to scale back stimulus until early next year.
*Major powers resume talks on Iran nuclear programme. NEW YORK, Nov 21- Crude oil futures rose by more than $1 per barrel on Thursday, boosted by positive U.S. economic data and surging gasoline prices as demand was expected to rise. Rising demand met with refinery outages in Europe and the United States, tightening supplies.