*IMF says will help Greece if asked, ECB holds call. *Aetna falls after Humana deal, other insurers lower. U.S. stocks opened more than half a percent lower, but pared some of those losses, even turning positive briefly, after the International Monetary Fund said it is ready to assist Greece if asked.» Read More
*Gold up 2.5 percent in week, snaps three-week losing streak. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Jan 9- Gold rose on Friday as the dollar and equities failed to react to a better-than-forecast U.S. jobs report, and the metal was set for the first weekly gain in four weeks as political uncertainty in Greece boosted demand for assets seen as safe. Spot prices were heading for a 2.5 percent...
*Bed, Bath& Beyond stumbles after results, outlook. NEW YORK, Jan 9- U.S. stocks fell in Friday afternoon trading after of a two-day rally as investors assessed a monthly payrolls report that gave mixed signals on the economy and energy stocks fell alongside another drop in crude prices. "I don't necessarily think the wage decline is such a big deal but what it does tell...
NEW YORK, Jan 9- U.S. Other stock markets in Europe and elsewhere also dropped as investors sought out less risky holdings. MSCI's all-country world stock index, a measure of equity markets in 45 countries, fell 0.71 percent.
NEW YORK, Jan 9- The dollar eased on Friday after an American labor market report suggested a go-slow approach to raising U.S. interest rates, while global equity markets fell on more weak data from Europe, adding to worries about tepid growth around the world. Investors remain concerned about the impact of lower oil prices and how that might expose certain trades...
*Bed, Bath& Beyond stumbles after results, outlook. Nonfarm payrolls rose in December, topping Wall Street expectations while November's surprising gain was also revised higher. But the one really puzzling thing is the lack of any wage growth and in fact, wage decline, in December, "said David Kelly, chief global strategist for JPMorgan Funds in New York.
*Bed, Bath& Beyond stumbles after results, outlook. NEW YORK, Jan 9- U.S. stocks edged lower on Friday, after a two-day rally in equities put the S&P 500 back in positive territory for the new year as investors assessed a stronger-than-expected monthly payrolls report. "What we are seeing is a tug of war between the worries about slowing global growth and whether...
But spreadbetters expected the rebound in equities to peter out in Europe ahead of the U.S. employment data, forecasting Britain's FTSE and Germany's DAX to open little changed and France's CAC to start a shade lower. But optimism about the U.S. economy and prospects of more stimulus from the European Central Bank and China have diffused risk aversion for the...
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