NEW YORK, June 19- U.S. Anxious investors have awaited further signs from the Fed since Chairman Ben Bernanke on May 22 said the Fed may decide to pare its purchases in the next few meetings if the economic recovery maintains momentum.» Read More
NEW YORK, March 26- Wall Street was set to rise at the open on Tuesday after data showed the economy continues to slowly improve, which could lift the S&P 500 closer to its record high. The benchmark S&P 500 index traded just a quarter point below its all-time closing high on Monday, then retreated as investors cashed in gains in the wake of news out of Europe.
NEW YORK, March 26- U.S. stock index futures rose on Tuesday, ahead of a flurry of data that could lure investors and propel the S&P 500 to a record closing high. *The benchmark S&P 500 index traded just a quarter point below its all-time closing high on Monday, before news out of Europe prompted investors to cash in gains.
NEW YORK, March 26- U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday, putting the S&P 500 within striking distance of its all-time high, as strong data on home prices pointed to an economy that was improving, albeit slowly. Shares of homebuilding stocks rose, with Toll Brothers up 0.9 percent to $35.47 and Lennar Corp up 0.9 percent at $41.92.
TOKYO, March 26- Japan's Nikkei average is expected to open lower on Tuesday on concerns over the stability of the euro zone's banking system after a senior official said the Cyprus rescue could be a new template to deal with other regional banking problems.
*Cyprus deal provides relief but eurozone worries follow. NEW YORK, March 25- Crude oil futures rose up to 1 percent on Monday after a bailout deal for Cyprus went through smoothly, but many other commodities slipped or stayed flat as lingering worries about the euro zone weakened the single currency.
*Stocks wipe out gains after initial optimism over Cyprus bailout. NEW YORK, March 25- U.S. stocks fell on Monday on renewed concerns about the developments in Cyprus and the euro zone, which wiped away earlier gains that drove the S&P 500 index to less than a point away from its record close.
*Stocks wipe out gains after initial optimism over Cyprus bailout. NEW YORK, March 25- U.S. stocks fell on Monday but pulled off their session lows by late afternoon after the president of the Eurogroup tried to clarify his comments on the Cyprus bailout. He also said that Cyprus was a template for handling the region's other debt-strapped countries.
*Top official says Cyprus deal is template for euro zone fixes. *Stocks wipe out gains after initial optimism over Cyprus bailout. NEW YORK, March 25- After gaining early on Cyprus's bailout, U.S. stocks fell on Monday on a top euro zone official's comments that Cyprus was a template for handling the region's other debt-strapped countries.
NEW YORK, March 25- U.S. stocks cut their gains on Monday, with the Dow turning negative as initial optimism over a deal to keep Cyprus afloat faded. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 4.55 points, or 0.03 percent, at 14,507.48. The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 5.60 points, or 0.17 percent, at 3,250.59.
*Cyprus solution removes a hurdle to stocks' upward move. NEW YORK, March 25- U.S. stocks were set to edge higher at the open on Monday after negotiators reached a deal hours before a deadline to keep Cyprus afloat with a financial bailout and avert the country's possible exit from the euro zone.
*Dell looking into various takeover proposals, shares rise. NEW YORK, March 25- U.S. stock index futures rose on Monday after a deal to avert a financial meltdown in Cyprus, and its possible exit from the euro, zone was reached overnight.
*Top official says Cyprus is new template for euro zone fixes. NEW YORK, March 25- U.S. stocks fell on Monday as initial optimism over a bailout for Cyprus gave way to investor worries that the euro zone would shift the burden of aiding weak banks to depositors, bondholders and others instead of to governments and taxpayers.
*Profit 97 cents per share vs analysts' view 90 cents. March 25- Dollar General Corp said on Monday sales growth this year could surpass the strength it saw in 2012 as demand for food and other goods, including cigarettes, helps drive gains despite consumers' concerns about the economy. Dollar General asserts that it can do well in a tough economy.
TOKYO, March 25- U.S. crude futures stood steady near $94 a barrel on Monday as market participants waited to see whether a last-minute deal to save Cyprus from financial meltdown could be reached by the deadline later in the day. *London Brent crude for May delivery was down 26 cents at $107.40 a barrel, after settling up 19 cents at $107.66.
*Markets rise as Cyprus says hours from new rescue plan. *Copper also inches up on day, slides 1 pct on week. The euro rose and was headed for its first weekly gain in seven weeks against the dollar on hopes Cyprus will find a solution before Monday to avert a financial meltdown.
March 22- Shares in top U.S. packaged food companies Mondelez International Inc and PepsiCo Inc jumped on Friday on speculation that they could merge, after a report that activist investor Nelson Peltz has taken stakes in each.
*Cyprus says it is close to a bailout deal. NEW YORK, March 22- U.S. stocks rose on Friday on optimism that a deal to bail out Cyprus would be reached, but ended lower for the week for just the second time this year.
NEW YORK, March 22- U.S. stocks rose on Friday on optimism that a deal to bail out Cyprus could be reached and as Nike shares rallied after stronger-than-expected results. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 90.54 points or 0.63 percent, to close unofficially at 14,512.03.
CHICAGO, March 22- CME Group's plan to scale back its trading day for grain contracts will likely provide a boost to volume and liquidity, but traders said it will take time for investors to return to the market.
NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 22- ICE arabica coffee futures gained on Friday, buoyed by some technical support, short-covering and limited trade buying, though they posted a second straight weekly loss amid expectations of ample Brazilian supplies.