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  • JGBs bolstered by Ebola fears, BOJ operations Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 2:04 AM ET

    TOKYO, Oct 24- Japanese government bonds rose on Friday, with the benchmark 10- year yield dropping to a fresh 1-1/ 2- year low, as the Bank of Japan's operation adjustment underpinned the market and news that a New York doctor has tested positive for the Ebola virus undermined risk appetite. The central bank reduced the size of its bill purchasing operation to 2.25...

  • Nikkei gains capped by Ebola case in New York Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 10:21 PM ET

    *Nikkei advances on weak yen, Wall Street gains. *Helath stocks Airtech, Fujifilm rise. TOKYO, Oct 24- Japanese shares rose on Friday on the back of a weaker yen and Wall Street gains, but its advance was capped by reports of an Ebola case in New York City which sent U.S. stock futures lower.

  • Caterpillar, 3 M earnings underpin sentiment. TOKYO, Oct 24- U.S. stock futures tumbled while safe-haven assets such as the yen and U.S. bonds gained on Friday after media reported that a doctor who returned to New York City from West Africa has tested positive for Ebola. Asian shares also some ground with MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan...

  • TOKYO, Oct 24- U.S. stock futures and the dollar fell on Friday after reports that a New York doctor has tested positive for the Ebola virus. S&P e-mini futures skidded 0.6 percent, while the greenback was down 0.3 percent against the yen to 107.96 after dropping as low as 107.88. A physician with Doctors Without Borders who returned to New York City from West Africa,...

  • *Caterpillar, 3 M earnings boost sentiment. Japan's Nikkei share average rose 1.4 percent while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.1 percent. Results from Caterpillar Inc and 3 M Co reassured investors that companies with large overseas revenue streams could deliver solid profits, despite concerns about global economic...

  • DOLLAR/ YEN FALLS 0.3 PERCENT AS STOCKS FALL ON NEW YORK EBOLA CASE REPORTS.

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 24- U.S. crude futures pulled back on Friday to trade below $82 a barrel, after rising the most since mid-September in the previous session on news that top oil exporter Saudi Arabia supplied less oil to the market last month. *U.S. crude for December delivery had dropped 31 cents to $81.78 a barrel by 0016 GMT, after gaining $1.57 on Thursday.

  • *Industrial shares rally on 3 M, Caterpillar results. *Stocks pare gains; New York tests patient for Ebola. NEW YORK, Oct 23- Earnings from Caterpillar and 3 M drove Wall Street higher on Thursday but stocks pared gains in late trading after reports that a New York hospital was running Ebola tests on a healthcare worker.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 23- Corporate earnings including Caterpillar's drove Wall Street higher on Thursday but stocks pared gains late in the session after reports that a New York City hospital is running Ebola tests on a healthcare worker who treated infected patients in West Africa.

  • *Industrials rally on 3 M, Caterpillar results. Shares of both Caterpillar Inc and 3 M Co rose following their results. Caterpillar, which also raised its full-year profit view, was up 4.6 percent at $98.94 while 3 M added 5 percent to $145.85.

  • US STOCKS-Industrials lead sharp jump on Wall Street Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 1:03 PM ET

    *Industrials rally on 3 M, Caterpillar results. Shares of both Caterpillar Inc and 3 M Co rose following their results. Caterpillar, which also raised its full-year profit view, was up 5.3 percent at $99.61 while 3 M added 5.6 percent to $146.70.

  • *Business data in Europe, China show mild improvement. *U.S. to reopen 30- year TIPS issue with additional $7 billion. Earlier, private gauges on business activities in Europe and China showed modest improvement in early October.

  • US STOCKS-Industrials lead Wall St sharply higher Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 12:10 PM ET

    *Industrial shares rally on 3 M, Caterpillar results. Shares of both Caterpillar Inc and 3 M Co rose following their results. Caterpillar, which also raised its full-year profit view, was up 4.5 percent at $98.80 while 3 M added 6 percent to $147.34.

  • Oct 23- Diverse U.S. manufacturer 3 M Co posted a 5.8 percent rise in quarterly profit on Thursday that topped estimates, driven by a jump in U.S. sales and cost controls as well as strong pricing that helped boost margins. Shares of 3 M, a Dow Jones industrial average component, rose 6.2 percent. 3 M, a maker of adhesives, abrasives and other products for a variety of...

  • *Industrial shares rally on 3 M, Caterpillar results. NEW YORK, Oct 23- U.S. stocks surged on Thursday, with major indexes up more than 1 percent in a broad rally as strong results, including from two Dow components, reassured investors that corporations continue to fare well despite concerns about global economic growth. After a four-week string of declines, the S&P...

  • Under Armour shares fall as sales growth slows Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 11:07 AM ET
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    Sports apparel maker Under Armour reported slowing quarterly growth in its apparel business, sending its shares down about 6 percent in early trading.

  • Caterpillar Inc and 3 M Co, both Dow components, reassured investors that multinationals can deliver solid earnings despite concerns about global economic growth. Shares of Caterpillar, which raised its full-year earnings outlook, rose 4.9 percent, while 3 M shares jumped 5.7 percent. "If we're looking at headwinds like currency and slowing global growth,...

  • *Gold extends losses after drop overnight. LONDON, Oct 23- Gold fell on Thursday as stronger-than-expected economic data and upbeat corporate results lifted stocks in Europe and the United States, while the dollar index held near a one-week high and demand for physical metal eased. Spot gold was down 0.5 percent at $1,234.30 an ounce at 1352 GMT, while U.S. gold...

  • *Business data in Europe, China show mild improvement. Benchmark yields were on track to rise for a third straight session above 2.50 percent as the U.S. Labor Department said continued jobless claims fell to 2.35 million in the week ended Oct. 11, which was the lowest since December 2000. Earlier, private gauges on business activities in Europe and China showed...

  • Shares of both Caterpillar Inc and 3 M Co rose following their results, with heavy machinery maker Caterpillar also raising its full-year profit view. Caterpillar was up 4.2 percent at $98.31 while 3 M added 4.3 percent to $144.95. "It's good to see good numbers in any company, but if we're looking at headwinds like currency and slowing global growth, seeing...