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  • *Wall Street rises after string of losses. *Brent inches over $60 a barrel. The yield on U.S. five-year Treasuries climbed to session highs as the gains on Wall Street and domestic oil futures pared safe-haven buying that has been fueled by the deepening economic crisis in Russia.

  • *FedEx shares fall after earnings, drags transports. NEW YORK, Dec 17- U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday on the heels of a three-session losing streak and ahead of the U.S. "I don't know that it really makes a huge difference because ultimately they will hedge anything they do in that regard by simply saying it is all data-dependent," said Randy Frederick, managing director...

  • TREASURIES-U.S. bond yields flat ahead of Fed statement Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 10:31 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Dec 17- U.S. Fed Chair Janet Yellen will hold a press conference half hour later. "They have set up the path for a rate hike unless something really goes awry," said Robert Tipp, chief investment strategist at Prudential Fixed Income in Newark, New Jersey.

  • Dec 17- U.S. stocks are expected to climb in 2015 as concerns about the prospect of a Federal Reserve interest-rate hike are being offset by hopes for strong consumer spending as oil prices fall, according to a Reuters poll. That would represent a near 12 percent rise for 2015 from a Dec. 16 close of 1,972.74. "The market's ability to withstand higher rates is the big...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St to open higher ahead of Fed decision Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 9:11 AM ET

    *FedEx shares fall after earnings. NEW YORK, Dec 17- U.S. stocks were set to rise at the open on Wednesday, following three days of losses for major Wall Street indexes, ahead of the year's final statement from the U.S. "I do think they will take in consideration slow global economic activity and perhaps mention the threat of deflation in Europe," said Peter Cardillo,...

  • *Moscow stocks plunge; crude trades below $60 a barrel. Three retail trading platforms halted trading in rubles, citing growing signs of stress among the banks that underpin that trade, as speculation mounted that Moscow will impose capital controls within the next few days. "If you have a deeply mono-export culture which is linked to oil, then the consequences of...

  • *Moscow stocks plunge, crude trades below $60 a barrel. Three retail trading platforms halted trading in rubles, citing growing signs of stress among the banks that underpin that trade, as speculation mounted that Moscow will impose capital controls within the next few days. "If you have a deeply mono-export culture which is linked to oil, then the consequences of...

  • *Indexes: Dow down 0.7 pct, S&P down 0.9 pct, Nasdaq down 1.2 pct. NEW YORK, Dec 16- U.S. stocks fell for a third day in a volatile session Tuesday, led by declines in consumer discretionary and technology shares, while another drop in the Russian rouble added to worries about the global economy. People buy stocks that have done well so you get this bump up, "said Daniel Morgan,...

  • *Moscow stocks plunge, crude trades below $60 a barrel. "If you have a deeply mono-export culture which is linked to oil, then the consequences of much-lower oil prices are quite unfortunate," said Sebastien Galy, senior foreign exchange analyst at Societe Generale in New York. Brent crude trimmed losses to trade just below $60 a barrel after breaking through that...

  • *Buyback, dividend hike, guidance lift Boeing, 3 M, CVS. NEW YORK, Dec 16- The Dow and S&P 500 were holding onto small gains in volatile trading Tuesday afternoon, helped by a rebound in energy shares and investor bets the Federal Reserve will be cautious in removing support in the face of a more fragile global economy. U.S. crude, which fell as much as 4.1 percent, was last...

  • *Moscow stock markets plunge, but U.S., Europe turn higher. Brent crude trimmed losses to trade just below $60 a barrel after breaking through that level in a plunge of more than 4 percent to plumb a July 2009 low. "There's a whole lot of things going on, from the options trade in WTI to the position squaring in Brent, that's helping oil prices get some upward traction here,"...

  • *Buyback, dividend hike, guidance lift Boeing, 3 M, CVS. NEW YORK, Dec 16- U.S. stocks rose in a volatile Tuesday session as energy shares rallied and investors bet the Federal Reserve will be cautious in removing support in the face of a more fragile global economy. "Perhaps markets think the Fed will not be as on-schedule on taking out that language," said Quincy Krosby,...

  • *Benchmark yields hit 2- month low after U.S. oil below $54. NEW YORK, Dec 16- The collapsing oil market spurred a fresh wave of safe-haven bids for U.S. government debt on Tuesday, sending the 30- year yield to its lowest in more two years as investors worried about how the plunge in crude prices might harm the global economy. With U.S. oil futures falling below $54 a...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 16- U.S. stocks rose in a volatile Tuesday session as energy shares rallied, and on bets the Federal Reserve will be cautious in removing support in the face of a more fragile global economy. Adding to global concerns, data showed factory activity shrinking in China and euro zone business growth remaining weak. "Perhaps markets think the Fed will not be...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 16- U.S. stocks were set to fall at the open on Tuesday as a further slide in crude oil prices and the Russian rouble sent traders fleeing from risky assets on global economic concerns. Brent crude lost more than 3 percent to $58.98 per barrel after hitting a low of $58.50, and U.S. crude was down almost 4 percent at $53.75, near its session low.

  • US STOCKS-Futures tumble as oil, rouble slide further Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 8:19 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Dec 16- U.S. stock index futures fell on Tuesday as a further slide in crude oil prices and the Russian rouble sent traders fleeing from risky assets. Brent crude lost more than 3 percent to $58.96 per barrel after hitting a low of $58.50 and U.S. crude was down almost 3 percent at $54.26 after hitting $53.80. "The market is reflecting a global macro concern...

  • *Oil prices fall to five-year lows on OPEC output decision. An early rebound in oil prices faded after OPEC exporters said they would not cut production despite worries about a supply glut. That's weighed on stocks and put a bid back in Treasuries, "said Ian Lyngen, senior government bond strategist at CRT Capital Group in Stamford, Connecticut.

  • *Petsmart to be acquired by private equity consortium. NEW YORK, Dec 15- U.S. stocks were down slightly in volatile trading on Monday afternoon as investors assessed the impact of another big drop in oil prices. "What continues to be the focus for the markets is oil," said Tim Ghriskey, chief investment officer of Solaris Group in Bedford Hills, New York.

  • *Oil prices fall to fresh five-year lows on OPEC output decision. An earlier rebound in oil prices faded after OPEC exporters said they wouldn't cut production despite worries about a supply glut. That's weighed on stocks and put a bid back in Treasuries, "said Ian Lyngen, senior government bond strategist at CRT Capital Group in Stamford, Connecticut.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St slides along with crude prices Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 12:35 PM ET

    *Petsmart to be acquired by private equity consortium. NEW YORK, Dec 15- U.S. stocks slid on Monday with investors shunning risk as oil prices tumbled to fresh 5-1/ 2 year lows. "The continued free fall in crude is the main thing here," said Uri Landesman, president at Platinum Partners in New York, adding the S&P 500 could test 1,750..