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  • *Chicago Board of Trade wheat for May delivery was up 1-3/ 4 cents at $6.71-1/ 2 a bushel by 0044 GMT. Soybeans were nearly flat at $14.74. *China has still not approved a gene-modified strain of corn known as MIR162, prolonging a ban that has seen nearly 1 million tonnes of the U.S. grain turned away from Chinese ports since November.

  • SYDNEY, April 7- Asian markets were torn two ways on Monday, some following Wall Street lower but others encouraged by U.S. jobs data that hit the sweet spot for many investors-- firm enough to soothe concerns about the health of the U.S. recovery but not so strong as to hasten the end of policy stimulus.

  • NEW YORK, April 4- U.S. Employers added 192,000 new jobs last month, after adding 197,000 jobs in February, the Labor Department said. "The markets were disappointed," said Dimitri Delis, a fixed-income strategist at BMO Capital Markets in Chicago.

  • NEW YORK, April 4- U.S. crude oil rose on Friday as data showed strong jobs growth in the United States and Brent followed suit as investors cast doubt on reports Libya's oil ports were about to reopen.

  • *E* Trade and Netflix weigh on S&P 500 and Nasdaq. NEW YORK, April 4- The Nasdaq tumbled more than 2 percent on Friday as momentum stocks like Netflix and TripAdvisor sold off for a second straight session.

  • *Wall St touches fresh record high, then retreats on Nasdaq slide. NEW YORK, April 4- A slide in momentum stocks pulled Wall Street and a measure of global equities lower on Friday despite a solid U.S. jobs report, while the dollar weakened on views the Federal Reserve will likely continue to wind down its stimulus.

  • *E* Trade and Netflix weigh on the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq. NEW YORK, April 4- The Nasdaq tumbled more than 2 percent on Friday, led by another selloff in momentum stocks like Netflix and TripAdvisor, as investors ignored relatively strong March jobs data. Biogen Idec Inc fell 3.6 percent to $291.

  • *Mylan up on report of Meda AB buy. *Boeing considers Mercury Systems acquisition. Biogen Idec Inc fell 4.3 percent to $288.98.

  • Intuitive Surgical fell 5 percent to $513.42 while Alexion Pharmaceuticals slid 4 percent to $145.37. TripAdvisor Inc sank 5 percent to $86.75 and Netflix Inc shed 3.8 percent to trade at $341.39.

  • *Wall St touches fresh record high after U.S. payrolls. *Brent rises from 5- month low to above $106. NEW YORK, April 4- Steady U.S. jobs growth pushed stocks on Wall Street to fresh highs and kept European equities on track for a ninth day of gains Friday, while damping the dollar's strength on the outlook that the Federal Reserve will continue to wind down stimulus.

  • *FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.7 pct, Euro STOXX 50 up 0.9 pct. *Lafarge, Holcim surge on report of merger talks.

  • April 4- Shares of GrubHub Inc, the biggest U.S online food-delivery service, rose as much as 57 percent in its market debut as investors scrambled for a piece of the fast-growing consumer internet company. GrubHub's shares opened at $40 and touched a high of $40.80 on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, valuing the company at about $3.20 billion.

  • GrubHub shares jump in debut Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 9:53 AM ET

    April 4- Shares of online food delivery company GrubHub Inc rose as much as 57 percent in their market debut, valuing the company at about $3.20 billion. The Chicago- based company's initial public offering raised about $193 million after its upsized offering was priced at $26 per share, above its expected range.

  • Shares of TPG-backed IMS Health rise in debut Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 9:48 AM ET

    IMS Health's IPO raised about $1.30 billion after the offering was priced at $20 per share, above the midpoint of its expected price range of $18- $21 per share. IMS Health's shares opened at $22.18 and touched a high of $22.75 on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday. JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley were lead underwriters to the offering.

  • *Anadarko Petroleum settles pollution clean-up claims; stock soars. NEW YORK, April 3- U.S. stocks slipped on Thursday, as investors turned cautious ahead of Friday's monthly jobs report, while a drop in biotech and momentum shares dragged the Nasdaq down nearly 1 percent.

  • *Brent bounces back from 5- month low on doubts on Libya. NEW YORK, April 3- The euro fell on Thursday after the European Central Bank pledged to use unconventional measures if needed to battle low inflation, and a global gauge of stocks dipped after touching a six-year high.

  • NEW YORK, April 3- Longer-dated U.S. The Labor Department said initial claims for unemployment benefits increased 16,000 to a seasonally adjusted 326,000 in the week ended March 29, exceeding economists' expectations of a rise to 317,000..

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Euro slips on ECB comments, stocks fall Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 3:19 PM ET

    NEW YORK, April 3- The euro fell on Thursday after the European Central Bank pledged to use unconventional measures if needed to battle low inflation, and a global gauge of stocks dipped after touching a six-year high.

  • NEW YORK, April 3- U.S. stocks fell on Thursday afternoon, led by a sharp drop in biotech and momentum stocks, including Facebook, Tesla and Netflix.

  • NEW YORK, April 3- The euro slipped on Thursday after the European Central Bank pledged to use unconventional measures if needed to battle low inflation, and a global gauge of stocks dipped after touching a six-year high.