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  • A combination of profit-taking, concerns about growth in emerging markets and the Federal Reserve's decision to keep trimming its monthly bond-buying stimulus has sent the benchmark S&P 500 down 4 percent since the end of 2013. As a result, only one out of the 1,781 large-cap growth funds tracked by Morningstar has a positive return for the year through Feb. 5, and that one- the tiny $10.2 million Upright Growth Fund- is up just 1.1 percent.

  • Feb 6- Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc, a major supplier of components to Boeing Co and Airbus, reported a loss for the fourth quarter on charges tied mainly to the Boeing 787 program, sending its shares about 22 percent lower.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St rises on labor market data, earnings Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 2:43 PM ET

    *Green Mountain surges on deal with Coca-Cola. NEW YORK, Feb 6- U.S. stocks rose on Thursday after a drop in applications for unemployment insurance boosted confidence in the economy, and as Disney's results overshot expectations.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St rises after claims data, Disney boost Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 11:09 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Feb 6- U.S. stocks rose on Thursday after a better-than-expected report on weekly initial jobless claims boosted confidence in the economy and Disney rose after its quarterly results. Walt Disney Co shares climbed 5.4 percent to $75.61 to lead both the Dow and S&P 500 higher after the media company's quarterly profit topped Wall Street expectations.

  • LONDON/ NEW YORK, Feb 6- The euro rose against the dollar on Thursday after the European Central Bank gave no sign of an imminent interest rate cut while better-than-expected U.S. unemployment data helped lift major world stock prices.

  • Shutterfly forecast current-quarter adjusted loss of 86- 92 cents per share, way above the 42 cents loss analysts on average were expecting, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Shutterfly gets most of its revenue from selling photo books, greeting cards and stationery from users' photos and competes with Hewlett-Packard's Snapfish and Facebook Inc..

  • *Gilead Sciences shares weigh the most on S&P 500. NEW YORK, Feb 5- U.S. stocks slipped on Wednesday as technical support offset the latest batch of mixed data, which failed to lift sentiment after a string of soft economic indicators earlier in the week.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St closes lower, but bounces off support Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 4:48 PM ET

    *Gilead Sciences shares weigh the most on S&P 500. NEW YORK, Feb 5- U.S. stocks dipped on Wednesday as technical support offset the latest batch of mixed data, which failed to lift sentiment after a string of soft economic indicators earlier in the week.

  • Feb 5- Shares of Continental Building Products Inc, controlled by private equity firm Lone Star Funds, rose as much as 13 percent in their market debut, valuing the company at about $694 million. The company raised $165.2 million after its initial public offering of 11.8 million shares was priced at $14 per share, significantly below its expected range of $16- $18.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 5- The yen rose on Wednesday towards recent two-month highs against the dollar and euro as stock markets struggled on nagging worries about emerging markets and global economic growth, forcing investors to seek safe-haven currencies.

  • UPDATE 2-Cognizant sees revenue below Street, shares fall Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 12:10 PM ET

    *Expects 2014 revenue of at least $10.3 bln vs est $10.38 bln. Feb 5- Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp forecast 2014 revenue below analysts' expectations, raising concerns that the IT services provider's scorching growth may be cooling off.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 5- Global equity markets dipped on Wednesday after a weaker-than-expected U.S. private jobs report, while U.S. Wall Street stocks opened down, with the Nasdaq falling more than 1 percent in early trading after the employment data, which precedes Friday's highly anticipated U.S. Labor Department monthly payrolls report.

  • *Gilead Sciences shares weigh the most on S&P 500. NEW YORK, Feb 5- U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday after mixed data gave investors few reasons to return to the market in what could be the middle of a long-awaited correction.

  • LONDON/ NEW YORK, Feb 5- The yen rose on Wednesday towards recent two-month highs against the dollar and euro as stock markets struggled on nagging worries about emerging markets and global economic growth, forcing investors to seek safe-haven currencies.

  • Feb 5- Shares of Continental Building Products Inc, controlled by private equity firm Lone Star Funds, rose as much as 11 percent in their market debut, valuing the company at about $682 million. The Reston, Virginia- based company's shares opened at $14.66 and touched a high of $15.48 on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday.

  • *U.S. approves limited re-exports of foreign crude to Europe. SINGAPORE, Feb 5- Brent crude rose above $106 a barrel on Wednesday, pulled higher by gains in U.S. benchmark oil after industry data showed a drop in inventories at the WTI contract's delivery point.

  • *U.S. approves limited re-exports of foreign crude to Europe. *Cushing crude stocks fall by 1.6 million barrels- API. SINGAPORE, Feb 5- Brent crude edged up towards $106 a barrel on Wednesday, pulled higher by gains in U.S. benchmark oil after industry data showed a drop in inventories at the WTI contract's delivery point.

  • *Wall Street rebounds, MSCI world index stuck near 4- month low. LONDON/ NEW YORK, Feb 4- Wall Street stock prices rose on Tuesday, helping world shares steady after they hit a near four-month low, while the yen and U.S. and German government debt prices fell as jitters over emerging markets retreated.

  • Feb 4- U.S. coal miner Arch Coal Inc reported a bigger-than-expected quarterly loss due to weak shipments and prices, but said markets for thermal coal, used to generate power, are improving. They soared 5 percent during a conference call with Wall Street analysts.

  • *Yum Brands reaffirms 2014 profit outlook, shares jump. *Michael Kors stock soars after results. NEW YORK, Feb 4- U.S. stocks bounced on Tuesday, underpinned by sturdy corporate results, as the market fought to regain its footing following its largest selloff in months a day earlier.