NEW YORK, Dec 6- U.S. crude oil ended up for a sixth day on Friday in its longest rally since July and gold and many other commodities rose too as stronger-than-expected hiring by American employers in November boosted confidence in the No. 1 economy.» Read More
*Priceline gains on results, headed towards $1,000 a share. NEW YORK, Aug 9- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Friday, putting major indexes on track for their worst week since June, as investors found few reasons buy with equity prices near record levels.
*Sets up Corporate Governance Advisory Board. OSLO, Aug 9- Norway's $760 billion oil fund, the world's biggest investor, increased its holdings of stocks in the second quarter, sharply reduced its British bond holdings and picked up more Japanese government debt.
SINGAPORE, Aug 9- U.S. crude rebounded towards $104 a barrel on Friday, with investors buying after the contract hit the lowest in a month in its longest losing streak this year. U.S. crude for September delivery has rebounded from its lowest settlement since July 30 to $103.95 a barrel, up 55 cents, by 0037 GMT.
NEW YORK, Aug 8- U.S. stocks advanced on Thursday, snapping a three-day losing skid as a rally in Microsoft helped lift the technology sector. The three major U.S. stock indexes shook off early losses as Microsoft shares moved higher before closing up 2.6 percent at $32.89 in heavy volume.
Aug 8- Energy drinks maker Monster Beverage Corp reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit, hurt by a stronger dollar and legal costs related to its Monster Energy drinks. The company, formerly known as Hansen Natural, said profit fell to $106.8 million, or 62 cents per share, from $109.8 million, or 59 cents per share, a year earlier.
NEW YORK, Aug 8- U.S. stocks advanced on Thursday, snapping a three-day losing skid, as Microsoft rallied to lift the S&P 500.. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 27.65 points or 0.18 percent, to end unofficially at 15,498.32. The S&P 500 gained 6.57 points or 0.39 percent, to finish unofficially at 1,697.48.
*$16 billion 30- year Treasury bond sale draws solid demand. The Treasury sold $32 billion in three-year notes on Tuesday, $24 billion in 10- year notes on Wednesday, and $16 billion in 30- year bonds on Thursday in the three coupon sales comprising its August refunding. "
NEW YORK/ LONDON, Aug 8- Gold surged nearly 2 percent to $1,310 an ounce on Thursday as surprisingly strong rebounds in China's exports and imports sparked economic optimism, lifting bullion's inflation-hedge appeal.
Aug 8- Shares of Thompson Creek Metals Co Inc rose more than 12 percent on Thursday after the miner reported better-than-expected adjusted earnings and as strong economic data out of China lifted commodities stocks. "The company is on the verge of a significant earnings and free cash flow ramp," said BB&T Capital Markets analyst Garrett Nelson, referring to Mt.
*JPMorgan shares fall on probe over mortgage. Wall Street had opened higher, trimming some gains later in the morning before getting a boost from tech shares such as Microsoft Corp in afternoon trading. Microsoft shares rose 3 percent to $33.01 in heavy volume.
*Trade growth eases fears over slowdown in China. *Wall St turns lower, Europe's shares resume 6- week rally. NEW YORK, Aug 8- The dollar fell to a seven-week low on Thursday, while bond yields declined as investors reversed trades that had been fueled by speculation of when the Federal Reserve will start to remove its stimulus.
Aug 8- Online travel agency Orbitz Worldwide Inc posted quarterly earnings that beat forecasts on Thursday and raised its 2013 revenue view, and its shares jumped 35 percent, surpassing their high for the year.
*Commerzbank, Aviva lead rally in financial shares. LONDON, Aug 8- European stocks rose on Thursday as estimate-beating Chinese data revived mining shares, and lender Commerzbank and insurer Aviva led a rally among financial shares after their first-half updates.
NEW YORK, Aug 8- U.S. stocks edged lower, setting the S&P 500 and Dow industrials for a fourth consecutive day of losses.
*MSCI's world share index ends three-day losing streak. China reported exports and imports rose surprisingly strongly in July, easing fears that a slowdown in the world's second largest economy would threaten the improving outlook in Europe and the fragile U.S. recovery.
NEW YORK, Aug 8- T-Mobile US reported subscriber growth that blew past analysts' expectations as it ended four years of customer losses with a big marketing push and its launch of the Apple Inc iPhone, sending its shares up almost 5 percent. T-Mobile US Chief Executive John Legere told CNBC that his company's growth was helped by customer defections from AT&T.
*Tesla Motor and Groupon rally after results. NEW YORK, Aug 8- U.S. stocks rose on Thursday, snapping a three-day string of losses as positive data from around the world gave investors a reason to buy, while Tesla soared following its results.
Treasury to sell $16 billion 30- year bonds. *Fed to buy $2.75- $3.50 bln in medium-term Treasuries. The market continues to trade better, "said Sean Murphy, a Treasuries trader at Societe Generale in New York.
NEW YORK, Aug 8- U.S. stocks rose on Thursday, rebounding from three straight days of losses, but gains may be limited with few market catalysts. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 63.59 points, or 0.41 percent, at 15,534.26. The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 18.67 points, or 0.51 percent, at 3,672.68.
*Spotlight on JPMorgan shares after news of U.S. criminal probe. *Tesla Motor and Groupon rally after results. NEW YORK, Aug 8- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Thursday and a rebound from three straight days of losses, though gains may be hard to come by with few market catalysts.