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  • *Alcoa's results help boost sentiment, shares rise 3.8 percent. Stocks on Wall Street jumped, with the Nasdaq rising more than 1 percent, and prices for U.S. government debt fell.

  • NEW YORK, April 9- U.S. stocks jumped on Wednesday, with the three major indexes hitting session highs after the minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting showed a more supportive central bank than previously expected.

  • *Alcoa's results boost sentiment, shares rise 3.5 percent. U.S. stocks rose for a second session, buoyed after Alcoa late Tuesday reported quarterly results that topped analysts' expectations, even though the company's adjusted profit fell due to declining aluminum prices.

  • NEW YORK, April 9- A group of small brokerages and large commodities companies have convinced lawmakers to tweak a rule they say would have made derivatives trading more expensive for them and sent more business to Wall Street banks that already dominate the market.

  • NEW YORK, April 9- U.S. stocks edged higher on Wednesday, putting the S&P 500 on track for a second straight advance, in the wake of earnings from Alcoa and ahead of the minutes from the last Federal Reserve meeting.

  • *U.S. to sell $21 billion in 10- year note supply. *Fed to buy $900 million to $1.15 billion in long-dated bonds. NEW YORK, April 9- U.S.

  • *Russia seeks to reassure West, Ukraine over troops. LONDON, April 9- Brent futures steadied above $107 a barrel as tension escalated over Ukraine, but a steep rise in crude oil stockpiles in the United States weighed on prices.

  • Non-banks notch a win in long-running derivatives battle Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK, April 9- A group of small brokerages and large commodities companies convinced lawmakers to tweak a rule that they say would have made derivatives trading more expensive for them and sent more business to Wall Street banks that already dominate the market.

  • *U.S. accuses Russian agents of stirring eastern Ukraine unrest. SINGAPORE, April 9- Brent futures held near $108 a barrel as geopolitical tensions over Ukraine worsened, overshadowing U.S. industry data that showed crude stockpiles in the world's largest oil consumer rose nearly six times more than expected.

  • April 8- The last six weeks have been rough for investors who jumped into 2013' s big stock market winners like Netflix and Facebook, only to see their share prices crater. For now, they have shifted money to other parts of the equities market, instead of retreating to safe-havens like cash, and concerns that there will be a full-scale retreat are muted.

  • NEW YORK, April 8- The dollar and euro fell sharply against the yen on Tuesday as hopes for additional stimulus out of Japan faded, while bargain-hunting on Wall Street lifted stock prices after three days of losses.

  • Globex trading shut due to technical issue: CME Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 2:14 PM ET

    CME Group said that its Globex electronic trading system was shut down on Tuesday afternoon due to technical issues.

  • NEW YORK, April 8- The dollar and euro fell sharply against the yen on Tuesday as hopes for additional stimulus out of Japan faded, while bargain- hunting on Wall Street lifted stock prices after three days of losses.

  • For the second time this week, policymakers from a major central bank dashed expectations for additional stimulus, with the governor of the Bank of Japan, Haruhiko Kuroda, saying Tuesday that there was no need for more monetary support to escape deflation.

  • *Ghana could still meet budget deficit target of 8.5 percent of GDP. ACCRA, April 8- Ghana is paying over-the-odds for its domestic debt but foreign investors are not fleeing the market even though the government has missed a string of fiscal targets, central bank Governor Henry Kofi Wampah told a Reuters Africa Summit.

  • SYDNEY, April 8- London copper was steady and in a narrowing trading band on Tuesday as top consumer China returned from holiday, with traders expecting the strength of Chinese appetite to help spur a technical breakout in near term direction. *The most-traded July copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange edged up 0.4 percent to 46,690 yuan a tonne.

  • NEW YORK, April 7- Wall Street stocks slumped on Monday, extending a broad retreat in global equities markets from a six-year high touched last week, while U.S. On Wall Street, the biggest decliners were Internet stocks.

  • *U.S. crude dips below $100 after stocks extend falls. NEW YORK, April 7- U.S. oil futures dipped below $100 on Monday, falling more than a dollar a barrel after stock markets tumbled, with Brent crude prices losing even more on the prospect of additional supplies from Libya. Brent settled at $105.82, down 90 cents, and WTI at $100.44, down 70 cents.

  • NEW YORK, April 7- U.S. Treasuries prices rose on Monday, extending last week's gains as a deepening sell-off on Wall Street inspired a flight into safer government debt, sending the 30- year yield to its lowest in a week.

  • Inside New Jersey's high-frequency trading school Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 3:04 PM ET
    Hanlon Financial Systems Lab at the Stevens Institute of Technology

    At Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey, students learn to engineer programs that will be used in high-frequency trading.