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  • NEW YORK, July 7- Longer-dated U.S. While Thursday's government payrolls report showed a robust 288,000 increase in hiring in June and the jobless rate fell to a six-year low at 6.1 percent, some traders were not convinced the labor market is strong enough for Fed Chair Janet Yellen and other policymakers to tighten policy sooner.

  • NEW YORK, July 7- U.S. stocks fell on Monday, retreating from record levels as investors hesitated to make big bets before the dawn of earnings season. The Russell 2000 fell 1.5 percent, on track for its biggest percentage drop since May 20.

  • *Focus turns to earnings season. NEW YORK, July 7- U.S. stocks fell on Monday, pulling back from record levels as investors held off from making big plays before the start of earnings season.

  • Wall Street pulled back the from record highs hit on Thursday by the S&P 500 and Dow industrials, while MSCI's all-country world index also slipped after hitting a record the same day.

  • *Fed to buy $1.00- $1.25 bln bonds due 2036-2044. NEW YORK, July 7- Longer-dated U.S. "It wasn't as good as the numbers first looked," said Larry Milstein, head of government and agency trading at R.W. Pressprich& Co. in New York.

  • NEW YORK, July 3- U.S. benchmark Treasuries yields hit two-month highs on Thursday after June U.S. nonfarm payrolls growth beat expectations, while lingering uncertainty about U.S. growth and comments from European Central Bank president Mario Draghi capped the rise in yields. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 288,000 jobs, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

  • *Libya reaches deal with rebels to reopen oil ports. NEW YORK, July 3- Crude oil on both sides of the Atlantic dropped on Thursday as supply fears began to ease after Libya declared an end to an oil crisis that has slashed exports from the OPEC member.

  • *MSCI's world index hits fresh peak, as do Dow, S&P 500. MSCI's all-country world index, which covers about 85 percent of potential global stock investments, rose 0.22 percent to a record high. Jacob Oubina, senior U.S. economist at RBC Capital Markets in New York, called the Labor Department report "extremely bullish" as nonfarm payrolls increased by 288,000 jobs.

  • NEW YORK, July 3- U.S. benchmark Treasuries yields hit two-month highs on Thursday after June U.S. nonfarm payrolls growth beat expectations, while lingering uncertainty about U.S. growth and comments from European Central Bank president Mario Draghi capped the rise in yields. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 288,000 jobs, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

  • US STOCKS-Dow tops 17,000 after strong payrolls data Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 10:10 AM ET

    NEW YORK, July 3- The Dow industrials broke above the 17,000 milestone on Thursday and the S&P 500 came within 1 percent of piercing through 2,000 after the U.S. unemployment rate fell to its lowest in almost six years and the American economy created many more jobs than forecast. With the Dow at 17,000, Main Street is expected to take a closer look at stocks.

  • *Payrolls much higher than forecast, unemployment rate matches lowest since Sept 2008. NEW YORK, July 3- U.S. stocks were set to rise at the open on Thursday after the unemployment rate fell to its lowest in almost six years and the American economy created many more jobs than forecast.

  • NEW YORK, July 2- Don't look for U.S. bond yields to stray far from current levels even if the government on Thursday says the economy produced more than 200,000 jobs for a fifth straight month in June.

  • NEW YORK, July 2- Major stock markets held near record highs on Wednesday on signs of an improving global economy and continued central bank support, while the dollar and bond yields rose on an upbeat report on U.S. employment.

  • NEW YORK, July 2- Major stock markets held near record highs on Wednesday on signs of an improving global economy and continued central bank support, while the dollar and bond yields rose on an upbeat report on U.S. employment.

  • July 2- Delta Air Lines Inc on Wednesday reported that unit revenue, an important measure, rose less than it had previously forecast for the month of June. In early May, a company executive had told a Bank of America Merrill Lynch conference that unit revenues for both May and June would likely rise in the 6 percent to 7 percent range.

  • Intelligent cars draw investors to tech stocks Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 2:30 AM ET

    *Google, Apple lead; Nokia, TomTom face make-or-break moment. Chip-makers or tech giants such as Infineon and Google are among a variety of companies involved in the rapid development and testing of intelligent cars from those that drive themselves to those allowing a driver to use mobile phone apps through the dashboard.

  • WASHINGTON, July 1- Creditors to Puerto Rico's electricity provider were given a slight respite on Tuesday when the bonds' trustee made a scheduled payment, but the U.S. municipal bond market remained worried the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority will soon use a new bankruptcy-like process to restructure its debts.

  • NEW YORK, July 1- The Dow and the S&P 500 closed at record highs on Tuesday as manufacturing activity picked up in the United States and Asia and increased optimism about the global economy's health.

  • NEW YORK, July 1- Stock markets around the world rallied at the start of the second half of 2014 on Tuesday, propelled by solid U.S. and Chinese economic data and the notion that central banks will keep interest rates low for some time. "It seems things are clicking," said Jonathan Golub, chief U.S. market strategist at RBC Capital Markets in New York.

  • NEW YORK, July 1- Wall Street rose on Tuesday, with the Dow within a whisker of a 17,000 milestone and the S&P 500 at yet another record, as manufacturing activity picked up in the U.S. and Asia and boosted optimism about the health of the global economy.