NEW YORK, Dec 9- Stock markets worldwide rose on Monday and the euro climbed to a six-week high against the dollar after encouraging trade and inflation data from China, but uncertainty about the outlook for U.S. monetary policy limited moves.» Read More
*Rally above $1,350 key resistance sets off buy-stop orders. *Silver posts best seven-day rally since October 2008. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Aug 15- Gold rose to a near two-month high on Thursday, gaining nearly 2.5 percent as a drop in the U.S. dollar triggered short-covering and a technical breakout once prices breached key resistance at $1,350 an ounce.
*Wal-Mart shares fall after results. NEW YORK, Aug 15- U.S. stocks fell on Thursday, as investors weighed disappointing results from blue chips Wal-Mart and Cisco, along with sturdy economic data that looked set to place the Federal Reserve on a path soon toward scaling back its stimulus.
*Weekly jobless claims near 6- year low, boost jobs outlook. WASHINGTON, Aug 15- The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits fell to a near six-year low last week and consumer prices rose broadly in July, which could draw the Federal Reserve closer to trimming its massive bond buying program. Shares on Wall Street fell sharply and yields on U.S.
*Brent crude near $111 a barrel on unrest in Egypt. NEW YORK, Aug 15- Global equity markets swooned and bond prices sold off on Thursday after slightly upbeat U.S. jobs data and gains in consumer prices added weight to the view the Federal Reserve will soon begin to trim its massive bond-buying program.
*Wal-Mart shares fall after results. "It's a set of data that will add to the September tapering conversation," said Tom Porcelli, chief U.S. economist at RBC Capital Markets in New York. In a cross current to the strong economic data, Wal-Mart cut its revenue and profit forecasts for the year as U.S. shoppers were pinched by higher payroll taxes and pricier gasoline.
NEW YORK, Aug 15- U.S. stocks opened lower on Thursday on continued uncertainty over the next policy move by the Federal Reserve and after Wal-Mart earnings disappointed. The Nasdaq fell more than 1 percent, dragged down by shares of Cisco. The Nasdaq Composite Index was down 46.02 points, or 1.25 percent, at 3,623.26.
*Cisco, Wal-Mart shares fall after results. NEW YORK, Aug 15- U.S. stock index futures fell on Thursday on continued uncertainty over the next policy move by the Federal Reserve and after Wal-Mart earnings disappointed, shining a light on weak consumer spending.
*Cisco, Wal-Mart shares fall after results. NEW YORK, Aug 15- U.S. stock index futures fell on Thursday on continued uncertainty over when, and how quickly, the Federal Reserve will begin to wind down its program to stimulate the world's largest economy. *Traders will eye the Labor Department's jobless claims data, due for release at 8:30 a.m. EDT.
*Sees second-quarter adj EPS $0.60- $0.65 vs est $0.63. Aug 14- Data storage equipment maker NetApp Inc forecast current-quarter results largely below expectations, sending its shares down 4 percent in extended trading.
*Fed, Macy's weigh on sentiment; Apple shares hit $500. NEW YORK, Aug 14- Wall Street stocks fell on Wednesday, pressured by uncertainty about the Federal Reserve's plans to withdraw stimulus, but European shares rose to 2-1/ 2- month highs after data showed the euro zone emerged from recession in the second quarter.
*Arabica coffee recovers on crop concerns in Brazil. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Aug 14- ICE cocoa futures posted their biggest gains in a week on Wednesday on concern over dry weather in top grower Ivory Coast, and ICE arabica coffee gained on short-covering and expected crop losses due to frost in Brazil, the world's top producer.
*Macy's results hit U.S. stocks, but Apple shares hit $500. NEW YORK, Aug 14- Wall Street stocks fell on Wednesday, dragged down by weak earnings from department store Macy's, but European shares rose to 2-1/ 2- month highs after data showed the euro zone emerged from recession in the second quarter.
Aug 14- Macy's Inc reported an unexpected decline in sales on Wednesday and blamed hesitation by consumers to spend on non-essentials, leading to deeper markdowns and a disappointing profit. Shares of Macy's, which also operates the luxury chain Bloomingdale's, were down 3.3 percent at $46.89 in midday trading, leading other retail stocks lower.
*Macy's shares fall after Q2 earnings disappoint. NEW YORK, Aug 14- U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday as investors speculated on when the Federal Reserve might curb its stimulus measures and after department store Macy's stock fell from a "tough" sales environment.
*Fed buys $1.509 billion long-dated Treasuries. NEW YORK, Aug 14- U.S. But on Wednesday weaker-than-expected readings on U.S. producer prices in July fanned expectations that inflation would stay below the Fed's target, keeping the central bank from a quick cut to its $85 billion a month in bond purchases. "
NEW YORK, Aug 14- Wall Street stocks fell on Wednesday, dragged down by weak earnings from department store Macy's, but European shares rose to 2-1/ 2 month highs after data showed the euro zone emerged from recession in the second quarter. Macy's reported a sales and profit miss in the second quarter and cut its full-year earnings forecast.
*Macy's shares fall after Q2 earnings disappoint. NEW YORK, Aug 14- U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday after department store Macy's disappointed investors with weak results, dragging down consumer stocks. Macy's stock fell 4.5 percent to $46.36, and was the largest percentage decliner on the S&P 500..
NEW YORK, Aug 14- Yields on U.S. government debt slipped from near two-year highs on Wednesday after muted U.S. inflation data and bargain-hunting stanched a steep two-day selloff in bond prices.
*Copper gains on growth optimism about Europe, China. NEW YORK, Aug 14- European shares rose for a fifth straight session on Wednesday after data showed the euro zone emerged from recession in the second quarter, but uncertainty about U.S. monetary policy kept Wall Street under pressure.
*Wall Street struggles for direction, volume low. *Apple shares continue to climb after Icahn tweet. Apple Inc was one of the biggest gainers of the day, rising 1.7 percent to $498.28 to extend a rally that began Tuesday after activist investor Carl Icahn tweeted that he had built a "large position" in the tech company.