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  • *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.

  • *Fed to buy $2.25 bln- $2.75 bln notes due 2021-2023. NEW YORK, Feb 4- U.S. "There is a reversal in equities and some other risk assets, which have been fueling the rallystocks got a little bounce and Treasuries are following," said Michael Cloherty, head of U.S. rates strategy at RBC Capital Markets in New York.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 3- A weaker-than-expected report on U.S. factory activity slammed global equity markets and the dollar on Monday, pushing Wall Street stocks down more than 2 percent while keeping the pressure on battered emerging market assets.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 3- U.S. stocks slumped on Monday, with the S&P 500 suffering its worst drop since June, after weaker-than-expected data on the factory sector in the world's largest economy provided investors with the latest reason to move away from riskier assets. The CBOE volatility index jumped 16.5 percent to 21.44, its highest level since December 2012.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 3- U.S. stocks slumped on Monday, with the S&P 500 hitting its lowest level since October after weaker-than-expected data on the factory sector in the world's largest economy provided investors with the latest reason to book profits. The CBOE volatility index jumped more than 11 percent to trade above 20 for the first time since early October.

  • Wall Street, European stocks fall more than 1 percent. MSCI's all-country world equity index fell 0.72 percent while the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index of leading regional shares closed down 1.5 percent. MSCI's emerging markets index fell 0.9 percent to its lowest since August, a decline that was less of a fall than developed markets.

  • *U.S. factory data much weaker than expected. NEW YORK, Feb 3- U.S. stocks fell on Monday, adding to recent losses after data showed the factory sector in the world's largest economy expanded in January at its slowest pace in eight months. The CBOE volatility index jumped more than 9 percent to trade above 20 for the first time since early October.

  • TOKYO, Feb 3- Japan's Nikkei share average fell to a fresh 2 1/ 2- month low on Monday, extending last week's declines with little sign that emerging market woes have abated, and upcoming U.S. jobs data keeping investors risk-shy. Analysts said that they had expected a sharper sell-off in Tokyo on Monday after seeing the Nikkei futures closed at 14,610 in Chicago.

  • Investors watching earnings for any sign of growth Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 5:47 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    "Results are running light, and negative announcements have been off the hook," one analyst said amid a spate of disappointing reports.

  • E-Trade leaves clients out in cold ahead of Fed Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 2:45 PM ET

    E-Trade's system crashed Wednesday, leaving furious clients unable to execute trades just ahead of a market-moving indicator.

  • Ford's shares hammered on Europe, LatAm woes Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 10:39 AM ET

    Ford said it expects lower pretax profit in 2014, and that targets for global automotive operating margin are at risk.

  • Investors are fleeing the municipal bond market Monday, 9 Dec 2013 | 1:05 PM ET
    The former Packard Plant in Detroit.

    Investors are fleeing the U.S. municipal bond market as it shrank to $3.6 trillion in the third quarter of 2013, the smallest since the end of 2009.

  • Sears to spin off Lands' End business Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 7:14 AM ET

    Sears Holdings said Friday that it will spin off its Lands' End clothing business as a separate company by distributing stock to the retailer's shareholders.

  • Could the S&P top 2000 – or does ‘bumpiness’ loom? Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 8:19 AM ET

    The S&P 500 is on track to reach 2,000, but the start of Fed tapering could provoke a fall of 10 percent or more, warned a senior investment analyst.

  • Despite DC deal, market rally could be cut short Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 4:58 PM ET
    A trader work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Wall Street's bulls may be partying hard on the prospect of a Washington debt deal, but the actual vote is likely to trigger a "sell the news" letdown.

  • JC Penney shares plunge 15% to near 13-year low Wednesday, 25 Sep 2013 | 5:14 PM ET

    JC Penney shares tumbled to their lowest in nearly 13 years after a Goldman Sachs report projected slow sales and liquidity trouble.

  • SEC charges 23 firms in short-sale crackdown Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | 12:37 PM ET

    Twenty-two investment firms will pay more than $14.4 million in sanctions to settle SEC charges of illegal short-selling practices.

  • Financials near to regaining S&P 500's top spot Sunday, 11 Aug 2013 | 7:26 AM ET

    The financial sector stands within a whisker of recapturing the mantle as the $17 trillion U.S. stock market's heaviest hitter.