NEW YORK, March 10- U.S. stocks edged modestly lower on Monday, and the S&P 500 held near record highs, as investors largely shrugged off unexpectedly weak data in China. "I don't think it's disruptive to the way people are looking at China as an economy that has lost some of its hyperbolic move and that is almost welcome."» Read More
*Oil slips in wake of U.S., Russia deal on Syria. SYDNEY, Sept 16- The U.S. dollar slid while bonds and shares rallied in Asia on Monday after news Lawrence Summers had dropped from the race to head the Federal Reserve promised to prolong the lifetime of super-easy money.
*Oil slips in wake of U.S., Russia deal on Syria. SYDNEY, Sept 16- The U.S. dollar slid while bonds and shares rallied in Asia on Monday after Lawrence Summers dropped from the race to be head of the Federal Reserve, while progress on Syria also shored up risk appetite.
NEW YORK, Sept 13- U.S. stocks rose on Friday and the Dow registered its best weekly gain since January, helped by gains in Intel, though trading was subdued as the Federal Reserve is expected to scale back its stimulus measures next week. After that, the average will add Goldman Sachs, Nike and Visa, replacing Alcoa, Bank of America and Hewlett-Packard.
NEW YORK, Sept 13- Gold hit five-week lows on Friday on anxiety over whether the U.S. Futures of the confection and beverage material hit a one-year high above $2,600 a tonne in New York on signs of improved demand, and dry weather in top growing region West Africa.
NEW YORK, Sept 13- U.S. stocks rose on Friday and the S&P 500 registered its best weekly gain in two months, helped by gains in Intel, though investors remained cautious as the Federal Reserve is expected to scale back its stimulus next week. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 75.26 points, or 0.49 percent, at 15,375.90.
*Coal stocks fall ahead of new emission standards. "The market is up slightly today but everybody seems to be worried about what the tapering is going to be," said Brian Amidei, managing director at HighTower Advisors in Palm Desert, California.
*Gold at five-week low as Fed liquidity curbs weigh. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Sept 13- The dollar and U.S. Retail sales rose slightly in August, and wholesale prices remained subdued, with the Labor Department's core producer price index rising just 1.1 percent year-over-year, the slowest rate of increase since June 2010.
TOKYO, Sept 13- The dollar rose on Friday after Japan's Nikkei newspaper said U.S. President Barack Obama will name former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, while gold and oil declined as the Syrian chemical weapons crisis abated.
TOKYO, Sept 13- U.S. crude steadied on Friday after two sessions of gains, but was on track for its biggest weekly drop since late July amid easing concerns about the potential for U.S. military strikes against Syria. *NYMEX crude for October delivery was up 2 cents at $180.62 a barrel by 0028 GMT, after settling $1.04 higher on Thursday.
NEW YORK, Sept 12- Gold and copper prices fell on Thursday on speculation about the Federal Reserve's next move on the U.S. stimulus program, while oil climbed for a second day on renewed concerns over Syria.
*Precious metal prices fall on Syria, worries Fed may scale back stimulus. NEW YORK, Sept 12- U.S. stocks slipped on Thursday, ending seven straight days of gains by the S&P 500 index as a drop in precious metal prices dragged mining shares lower.
NEW YORK, Sept 12- U.S. stocks slipped on Thursday, ending seven straight days of gains by the S&P 500 as a drop in precious metal prices dragged mining shares lower. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 26.03 points, or 0.17 percent, at 15,300.57. The Nasdaq Composite Index was down 9.04 points, or 0.24 percent, at 3,715.97.
NEW YORK, Sept 12- U.S. stocks edged lower on Thursday, on track to snap seven straight days of gains by the S&P 500 index, as a drop in precious metal prices dragged mining shares lower. The materials sector fell more than 1 percent, with gold miner Newmont Mining off 3.5 percent at $28.44.
NEW YORK, Sept 12- U.S. stocks fell in light volume on Thursday, snapping seven straight gains by the S&P 500 index, as an incomplete report on the U.S. jobs market left traders with little to guide them about next week's Federal Reserve meeting.
Sept 12- Kroger Co, the biggest U.S. supermarket operator, on Thursday reported a 14 percent jump in second-quarter profit as it capped costs and drove sales higher with programs for loyal shoppers, sending shares up almost 2 percent.
*Jobless claims fall more than expected, but data skewed. NEW YORK, Sept 12- U.S. stocks edged lower on Thursday after a seven-session winning streak on the S&P 500 and a jobless claims report which provided few clues into the Federal Reserve's upcoming decisions about stimulus policy.
NEW YORK, Sept 12- U.S. stocks opened little changed on Thursday after a seven-day winning streak on the S&P 500 and a jobless claims report which provided little insight into the Federal Reserve's upcoming decision about stimulus policy.
Sept 12- Kroger Co, the biggest U.S. supermarket operator, on Thursday reported higher second-quarter profit on stronger sales and lower expenses, sending shares up nearly 3 percent in premarket trading.
*Kerry in Geneva for talks with Russia on Syria. NEW YORK, Sept 12- U.S. stock index futures slipped on Thursday, indicating the S&P 500 may snap a seven-day winning streak ahead of labor market data that may influence investor opinion on the possibility the Federal Reserve may soon begin to trim its stimulus measures.
TOKYO, Sept 12- A breakneck stock market rally in Japan, the best by far in the developed world this year, risks stalling as doubts emerge among foreign investors that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe can embark on bold economic reforms to underwrite sustainable long-term growth.