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  • US STOCKS-Wall St rises on report of ECB action Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 11:09 AM ET

    *IBM shares fall after results, Netflix rallies. NEW YORK, Jan 21- U.S. stocks rose in a volatile session on Wednesday on reports that new stimulative measures would be announced by the European Central Bank at its meeting tomorrow, though a tepid outlook from IBM limited the Dow's gains. The Wall Street Journal reported that the ECB's Executive Board has proposed a...

  • TREASURIES-Long bond prices gain, ECB meeting in focus Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 9:24 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Jan 21- Thirty-year bonds rallied on Wednesday and the yield curve flattened as investors anticipated Thursday's European Central Bank meeting, when the ECB is expected to announce purchases of government bonds to fight deflation and try to kickstart growth. The potential size of the program is seen at around 600 billion euros, according to a Reuters...

  • UnitedHealth profit beats on higher premium revenue Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 7:58 AM ET
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    UnitedHealth, the largest U.S. health insurer, reported a better-than-expected fourth-quarter profit as premium income rose.

  • Jan 21- UnitedHealth Group Inc, the largest U.S. health insurer, reported a better-than-expected fourth-quarter profit as premium income rose. UnitedHealth's shares were up 2.2 percent in premarket trading. UnitedHealth also said it sees 2015 revenue at between $140.5 billion and $141.5 billion and net earnings in the range of $6 to $6.25 per share.

  • NYMEX-Crude remains below $47/bbl on demand worries Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 6:57 PM ET

    TOKYO, Jan 21- U.S. crude futures edged up on Wednesday following steep losses a day earlier but remained below $47 a barrel amid worries over ample supplies and sluggish demand after the International Monetary Fund cut its 2015 global economic forecast. *NYMEX crude for new front-month March delivery was up 23 cents at $46.70 a barrel by 2345 GMT.

  • *FXCM plummets, details loan agreement. NEW YORK, Jan 20- U.S. stocks closed little changed on Tuesday after the International Monetary Fund reduced its growth forecasts for 2015 and 2016, increasing speculation central banks would take more aggressive policy moves to spark economic improvement. "Any sense at all that the ECB disappoints, you will see the...

  • *Wall Street rallies for second straight session. NEW YORK, Jan 20- Equities rose worldwide on Tuesday, with Wall Street reversing early losses and the dollar climbing 1 percent against the Japanese yen, as diminishing global growth prospects bolstered hopes for central bank stimulus. Crude oil prices fell nearly 2 percent after the International Monetary...

  • *China data, QE prospects lift European shares. *China slows less than expected, IMF cuts global outlook. Crude oil prices fell after the International Monetary Fund cut its 2015 global economic forecast on lower fuel demand and key producer Iran hinted that prices could drop to $25 a barrel without supportive OPEC action.

  • Ted Christie, chief financial officer at low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines, said airlines had "very expensive systems and people thinking about how to maximise revenue, and they should do that regardless of the oil price." Politicians and consumer groups in the United States and Europe have called on airlines to cut fares. And on Jan. 7, as North Sea oil prices hit a...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St falls after IMF cuts growth outlook Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 12:48 PM ET

    *FXCM plummets 90 percent, details loan agreement. NEW YORK, Jan 20- U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday after the International Monetary Fund lowered its growth forecasts for 2015 and 2016, though the move spurred hopes that central banks would take more aggressive policy stances to accelerate economic improvement. The upside to seeing less international growth is...

  • *Wall Street dips, as healthcare shares fall. *China data, QE prospects lift European shares. Crude oil prices fell after the International Monetary Fund cut its 2015 global economic forecast on lower fuel demand and key producer Iran hinted that prices could drop to $25 a barrel without supportive OPEC action.

  • Regions Financial misses Street 4Q forecasts Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 10:31 AM ET
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    Regions Financial on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter profit dropped by almost 4 percent to $211 million.

  • *Oil lower again; Halliburton rises after results. *FXCM shares plummet 90 percent, details loan agreement. NEW YORK, Jan 20- U.S. stocks edged lower on Tuesday after the International Monetary Fund lowered its growth forecasts for 2015 and 2016, though the move spurred hopes that central banks would take more aggressive policy stances to accelerate economic...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 20- U.S. Treasury prices gained on Tuesday with 30- year bonds leading the rally, as investors bet that the European Central Bank will launch new quantitative easing this week, keeping longer-dated debt in demand as investors hunt for higher yields. "If you are looking for ECB to not disappoint on Thursday, the predominant view is that you still won't...

  • *Oil lower again; Halliburton rises after results. *FXCM shares plummet 90 percent, details loan agreement. NEW YORK, Jan 20- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Tuesday as lower growth forecasts from the International Monetary Fund spurred hopes that central banks would take more aggressive policy stances to accelerate economic improvement.

  • LONDON, Jan 19- European stocks and bonds rose on Monday as investors shrugged off the steepest fall in Chinese shares for over six years and bet the European Central Bank will unveil a bond-buying economic stimulus package later this week. While European investors were in a relatively bullish mood on Monday, Greece and China remained risks and the dust...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 16- U.S. stocks rallied on Friday after five sessions of losses, helped by a sharp rebound in energy shares and data that signaled the U.S. economy was on track for solid growth. U.S. crude oil futures settled up 5.3 percent after the International Energy Agency forecast the market downtrend would end. "You had a pretty strong consumer confidence report...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 16- U.S. Treasuries prices fell on Friday as an upbeat report on U.S. consumer sentiment and less dire data on inflation sparked profit-taking on recent gains tied to fears about deflation in Europe and a surprise policy U-turn by the Swiss central bank. We got to levels which were unsustainable, "said Thomas Roth, executive director of U.S. government...

  • *Jefferies expresses rescue deal interest for FXCM. "It just shows structurally, the European Union has issues and there is a question of whether it can be saved because all these countries really act on their own, so there isn't a lot of union going on," said Tim Ghriskey, chief investment officer of Solaris Group in Bedford Hills, New York. Shares of retail foreign...

  • *Intel shares drop after forecast disappoints. NEW YORK, Jan 16- U.S. stocks were set for a slightly lower open on Friday, following five straight days of losses for major indexes, as markets continue to absorb the shock of Switzerland's move to ditch its currency cap. "Most central banks have been really clear about how to telegraph their messages, particularly here...