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  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar and Wall Street soften ahead of Fed Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 12:53 PM ET

    *Oil tops $114 a barrel on Iraq concerns. NEW YORK, June 18- The dollar dipped and Wall Street equities softened on Wednesday as global markets puzzled over the odds that Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will soon strike a more hawkish tone on monetary policy.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar eases, Wall St mixed ahead of Fed Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 11:29 AM ET

    *Oil nears $114 a barrel on Iraq concerns. NEW YORK, June 18- The dollar dipped and Wall Street equities treaded water on Wednesday as global markets puzzled over the odds Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will soon strike a more hawkish tone on monetary policy.

  • *Adobe, FedEx higher after earnings. NEW YORK, June 18- U.S. stocks were little changed Wednesday, on the heels of a three-day winning streak for the S&P 500 index and ahead of a monetary policy announcement by the Federal Reserve.

  • *China e-commerce firm's shares surge after listing. *Tencent link heightens rivalry with Alibaba. BEIJING, June 18- With an iron grip, JD.com Inc founder Richard Liu has dragged China's number two online retailer from a Beijing backwater to a rich New York listing.

  • *Oil prices top $113 on fears of Iraq's impact on export. NEW YORK, June 17- The dollar edged up and U.S. Wall Street stocks rose modestly, as investors shrugged off the turmoil in Iraq and kept an eye on the Fed as it began its two-day policy meeting.

  • US STOCKS-Banks lead Wall St higher; cyclicals rally Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 4:44 PM ET

    *Oil falls; Obama considers military options in Iraq. E* Trade Financial was the S&P 500' s top gainer, up 7.7 percent at $22, while Charles Schwab Corp climbed 5.5 percent to $27.30.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St edges up, but Iraq still in focus Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 2:13 PM ET

    *Iraq violence remains in focus; oil dips. NEW YORK, June 17- U.S. stocks rose modestly on Tuesday afternoon, recovering from morning declines though investors kept watching the turmoil in Iraq as the Federal Reserve began a two-day policy meeting.

  • Wall Street stocks rose modestly, reversing earlier declines, though investors kept a watch on the turmoil in Iraq as the Federal Reserve began its two-day policy meeting. Oil traders, after initial calm on the absence of an escalation in the Iraq crisis overnight, continued to push prices higher.

  • *SolarCity shares rise as much as 18 pct. June 17- SolarCity Corp, the largest residential solar panel installer in the United States, said it would buy solar panel maker Silevo to drive down costs.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, June 17- Gold edged lower on Tuesday, backing away from the previous session's three-week highs as a stronger dollar and possible thawing of Middle East-West tensions quelled appetite for safe-haven assets.

  • NEW YORK, June 17- The dollar and U.S. Wall Street was flat as Federal Reserve policymaking officials gathered for a two-day meeting. The U.S. Labor Department said its Consumer Price Index rose 0.4 percent last month.

  • NEW YORK, June 17- U.S. stocks were set for a modestly lower open Tuesday on weaker than expected data on the housing market as the Federal Reserve prepared to begin a two-day policy meeting.

  • *Oil prices elevated on deepening Iraq conflict. TOKYO, June 17- Most Asian stock markets fell on Tuesday as the deepening conflict in Iraq and a gas dispute between Ukraine and Russia sapped investors' appetite for riskier assets. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan shed 0.3 percent.

  • *Medtronic to buy Covidien for $42.9 bln. *U.S. considering talks with Iran over Iraq. NEW YORK, June 16- U.S. stocks closed slightly higher on Monday, supported by a flurry of merger news, but turmoil in Iraq drove oil prices up and kept trading choppy.

  • *Medtronic to buy Covidien for $42.9 bln. *U.S. considering talks with Iran over Iraq. NEW YORK, June 16- U.S. stocks edged higher on Monday afternoon, reversing a midday dip, supported by a flurry of merger news, but the advance was limited as investors kept a close watch on rising oil prices caused by turmoil in Iraq.

  • *Wheat hits lowest since late Feb after firm start. *USDA crop ratings expected to be bearish for corn, soybeans. CHICAGO, June 16- Chicago Board of Trade corn futures dropped 1.3 percent on Monday on expectations of a robust U.S. harvest this fall due to good crop weather across the U.S.

  • NEW YORK, June 16- Oil prices rose on Monday after advances by Sunni insurgents in Iraq raised concerns over potential disruption to crude supplies, while the Iraqi violence and renewed tensions in Ukraine drove a shift into safe-haven currencies and bonds.

  • *Medtronic to buy Covidien for $42.9 bln. "If the market really didn't back off because of, people are concerned, they will keep watching it and unless it really implodes the market is just going to churn," said Ken Polcari, director of the NYSE floor division at O'Neil Securities in New York.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St advances as M&A offsets Iraq worry Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 10:28 AM ET

    *Medtronic to buy Covidien for $42.9 bln. "If the market really didn't back off because of, people are concerned, they will keep watching it and unless it really implodes the market is just going to churn," said Ken Polcari, director of the NYSE floor division at O'Neil Securities in New York.

  • *Treasury debt losses limited by Iraq tensions. Treasury debt prices drifted lower on Friday in thin trading, pressured by sharp losses in UK bonds after Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said interest rates could rise sooner than expected, as well as expectations of a rate hike from the Federal Reserve sooner than previously expected.