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  • US STOCKS-Wall St flat in choppy trading; telecoms fall Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 3:11 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Aug 6- U.S. stocks hovered near the unchanged mark on Wednesday in choppy trading as the potential for tension to escalate between Russia and Ukraine kept risk seekers in check.

  • *NATO says Russian troops massing on Ukraine border. NEW YORK, Aug 6- European stocks fell on Wednesday as concerns over a Russian troop build-up on the border with Ukraine sent nervous investors into high-rated bonds, while U.S. stocks were slightly higher as buyers took advantage of recent weakness.

  • *Russia has 20,000 troops on Ukraine border- NATO. NEW YORK, Aug 6- U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday after buyers stepped in as the S&P 500 hit a more than two-month low, but concern about an escalation of the Russia- Ukraine conflict and two nixed deals weighed on sentiment.

  • Shares of the oil sands producer surged as much as 4.8 percent after Athabasca Chief Executive and President Sveinung Svarte said Wednesday a C $1.23 billion deal with PetroChina Co Ltd to complete its takeover of the Dover project would close within a "reasonable time frame."

  • *Russia has 20,000 troops on Ukraine border- NATO. NEW YORK, Aug 6- U.S. stocks rose in morning trading on Wednesday after buyers stepped in as the S&P 500 hit a more than two-month low, but concern about an escalation of the Russia- Ukraine conflict and two nixed deals weighed on sentiment.

  • *NATO says Russian troops massing on Ukraine border. NEW YORK, Aug 6- European stocks fell on Wednesday as concerns over a Russian troop build-up on the border with Ukraine sent nervous investors into high-rated bonds, while U.S. stocks shrugged off early weakness and traded higher.

  • HONG KONG, Aug 6- Hong Kong and China shares dropped on Wednesday with investors taking profits on recently-strong Chinese blue-chip stocks and keeping an eye on declines in U.S. markets. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong fell 0.8 percent to a two-week low.

  • *Fox rallies, Time Warner falls as Fox withdraws merger bid. NEW YORK, Aug 5- U.S. stocks ended down on Tuesday, nose-diving in the afternoon as concerns mounted over escalating tensions in Ukraine. Markets were weak for most of the session, but selling accelerated in the afternoon on reports that Russian troops were massing near the Ukraine border.

  • New York, Aug 5- U.S. stocks and bond yields fell on Tuesday after a report indicating escalating tensions in Ukraine sparked fresh concern about the region. Wall Street stocks extended losses after a Bloomberg report that cited comments from the Polish foreign minister, Radoslaw Sikorski, who said Russian units were set to pressure or invade Ukraine.

  • *Russia to pressure Ukraine or invade- Polish minister. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Aug 5- Gold prices rose on Tuesday as a tumble in U.S. equities and worries about escalation of military action in eastern Ukraine helped bullion recover earlier losses driven by bullish U.S. economic data.

  • PRECIOUS-Gold turns higher as U.S. equities slide Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 3:04 PM ET

    NEW YORK/ LONDON, Aug 5- Gold rose on Tuesday as a tumble in U.S. equities and bargain hunting helped bullion recover earlier losses driven by bullish U.S. economic data.

  • New York, Aug 5- U.S. stocks and bond yields fell on Tuesday after a report that Russian units were set to pressure or invade Ukraine. Wall Street stocks extended losses after a Bloomberg report that cited comments from the Polish foreign minister, Radoslaw Sikorski, on Ukraine, driving the S&P 500 below its 1,920 support level.

  • *2nd- qtr rev drops 7 pct $1.39 bln. *Sees 3rd- qtr earnings/share $0.35- $0.41. Aug 5- Motorola Solutions Inc, a maker of walkie-talkies and radio systems, forecast a drop in sales for the current quarter and reported a 7 percent fall in second-quarter revenue as sales declined in North America.

  • *Market sells off in afternoon after Ukraine- related headlines. NEW YORK, Aug 5- U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday in broad selling led by energy shares as crude prices fell and as traders cited concern about possible escalation of military action in eastern Ukraine.

  • Aug 5- Cablevision Systems Corp's subscriber losses doubled in the second quarter from the previous quarter as it cut down on promotions, sending its shares down as much as 7.8 percent.

  • *Wheat falls after four-day rally. Wheat futures fell in a profit-taking setback after four straight days of gains pushed prices their highest in more than two weeks. At 10:29 a.m. CDT, Chicago Board of Trade soybeans for August delivery were down 10-1/ 2 cents at $12.22 a bushel.

  • *Asia hit by unexpected weakness in China services PMI. Wall Street was modestly weaker, as investors reacted negatively to earnings from Cablevision and a warning on weak sales from Target Corp..

  • US STOCKS-Wall St falls on earnings; data caps decline Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 11:24 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Aug 5- U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday, weighed by earnings such as Target's and a drop in energy shares, but indexes cut losses after strong U.S. data offset a weak reading in China's services sector.

  • Aug 5- Cablevision Systems Corp's subscriber losses doubled in the second quarter from the previous quarter as it cut down on promotions, sending its shares down as much as 6 percent.

  • Aug 5- Motorola Solutions Inc, a maker of walkie-talkies and radio systems, forecast a surprise drop in sales for the current quarter and reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit as sales declined in North America.