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  • *ECB cuts rates below zero to spur bank lending. NEW YORK, June 5- The Dow and the S&P 500 both ended at new highs on Thursday after the European Central Bank cut rates to record lows and pledged to do more if needed to fight off the risk of deflation.

  • NEW YORK, June 5- European central bankers boosted world markets on Thursday by rolling out sub-zero interest rates and other anti-deflation measures that lifted the euro, U.S. The euro, a common currency used by 18 countries that a month ago traded at a hair under $1.40, initially sank on news of the European Central Bank's program.

  • *ECB cuts rates below zero to spur bank lending. NEW YORK, June 5- The Dow and the S&P 500 ended at a new record on Thursday after the European Central Bank cut rates to record lows and pledged to do more if needed to fight off the risk of deflation.

  • Ukraine president-elect works on peace plan with Western leaders. NEW YORK, June 5- Brent crude oil futures rose and U.S. crude oil pared losses on Thursday in choppy trading as the euro and dollar reacted to the European Central Bank's interest rate cut and investors anticipated growing oil demand in Europe.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, June 5- Gold rose nearly 1 percent on Thursday, posting its biggest gain in three weeks, after the European Central Bank cut interest rates to record lows and unveiled a package of new stimulus measures. Bullion's spot price was up 0.7 percent at $1,253.30 an ounce late afternoon in New York, its biggest advance since May 14.

  • U.S. gov't bonds seen as a bargain after ECB rate cut Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 1:49 PM ET

    NEW YORK, June 5- Do not be surprised if U.S. Treasury yields fall in coming days after the European Central Bank cut short-term interest rates to near zero on Thursday. The U.S. benchmark 10- year Treasury note's yield fell to 2.40 percent last week, a level not seen since last June, in part because of Europe.

  • U.S. futures regulator NFA cuts fees as market grows Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 1:35 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, June 5- The U.S. National Futures Association said on Thursday it would cut its fees because increased trading volume and a broader revenue base had swelled the coffers of the agency that self-regulates the futures and swaps industry.

  • NEW YORK, June 5- The euro turned higher on Thursday, bouncing back from losses caused by European central bankers rolling out sub-zero interest rates in a battle against low inflation, while Wall Street and U.S.

  • *Sprint agrees to pay about $32 bln for T-Mobile US- source. NEW YORK, June 5- The S&P 500 rose to hit an intraday record high for the seventh time in eight sessions on Thursday after the European Central Bank cut rates to record lows and outlined further accommodative monetary policy actions.

  • NEW YORK, June 5- The euro turned up on Thursday, bouncing back from losses caused by European central bankers rolling out sub-zero interest rates in a battle against low inflation, as Wall Street stock prices and yields on U.S.

  • *Rite Aid shares slide after outlook. *Sprint agrees to pay about $32 bln for T-Mobile US- source. NEW YORK, June 5- The S&P 500 hit an intraday record high for the seventh time in eight sessions on Thursday after the European Central Bank cut rates to record lows and outlined further accommodative monetary policy actions.

  • *Fed to buy $2.25 bln- $2.75 bln notes due 2021-2024. NEW YORK, June 5- U.S. Treasuries yields rose on Thursday in choppy trading after the European Central Bank cut interest rates to record lows and announced new measures meant to help stimulate the region's economy.

  • Rite Aid shares slide after outlook. *Sprint agrees to pay about $32 bln for T-Mobile US- source. NEW YORK, June 5- The S&P 500 was set to extend its record on Thursday after the European Central Bank cut rates to record lows and outlined further monetary policy actions.

  • NEW YORK, June 5- U.S. stock and bond markets have risen in tandem all year as investors in each found reasons to support their views: stocks are up on signs the economy is improving, and bonds have gained on expectations for low inflation and relatively slow growth. The benchmark Standard& Poor's 500 set multiple records in the last few weeks, while the Barclays U.S.

  • SINGAPORE, June 5- U.S. crude slipped toward $102 a barrel on Thursday as geopolitical tensions eased, with Ukraine's President-elect and western leaders working on a peace plan to end violence in eastern Ukraine. *U.S. crude for July delivery touched a low of $102.19 a barrel and was at $102.22 by 0035 GMT, down 42 cents.

  • NEW YORK, June 4- U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 hitting another intraday record high as investors brushed off weaker-than-expected labor market data and focused on an acceleration in services-sector growth.

  • NEW YORK, June 4- Brent crude turned lower, and U.S. crude pared gains on Wednesday on news that Ukraine's president-elect was working on a peace plan and that a meeting with Russia's leader this week in France was not being ruled out. Brent crude for July delivery was down 21 cents at $108.61 a barrel at 1:24 p.m. EDT.

  • NEW YORK, June 4- U.S. shares rebounded slightly on Wednesday after strong data on the U.S. services sector, while soft European economic data weighed on European equities and weakened the euro a day ahead of a closely watched European Central Bank policy meeting.

  • *Private sector adds 179,000 jobs in May. WASHINGTON, June 4- U.S. companies hired far fewer workers than expected in May, but an acceleration in services sector growth supported views the economy was regaining strength after sagging early this year.

  • NEW YORK, June 4- Mixed U.S. and European economic data weighed on U.S. shares and European stocks on Wednesday, while the euro slipped ahead of a closely watched European Central Bank policy meeting.