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  • *Private employers add fewest jobs since Jan 2014. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen warned of high valuations, adding to anxiety about a global bond rout and upcoming economic data. "Everyone is obsessed with the Fed," said Michael Church, president of Addison Capital Management in Philadelphia.

  • *Private employers add fewest jobs since Jan 2014. May 6- U.S. stocks were lower in early afternoon trading on Wednesday after a triple whammy of a pullback in energy stocks, weak jobs data and Janet Yellen's comment that equity valuations are "generally quite high." Wall Street had opened higher, but reversed course early in the session after the U.S.

  • *Private employers add fewest jobs since Jan 2014. May 6- U.S. stocks moved lower in morning trading on Wednesday after U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said equity valuations are "generally quite high," and warned of potential dangers.

  • WASHINGTON, May 6- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Wednesday said high equity valuations could pose potential dangers but that stability risks across the U.S. financial system remained in check. "I would highlight that equity market valuations at this point generally are quite high," Yellen said. Yellen's view on the run-up in stocks was an answer to...

  • Yellen: Equity valuations are running high Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 10:49 AM ET
    Janet Yellen

    The Fed chair, asked about risks in the system, got markets' attention by cautioning on stock prices.

  • Santelli: Third highest yield close   Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 9:46 AM ET
    Santelli: Third highest yield close

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest action in the bond market, and the U.S. dollar.

  • WASHINGTON, May 6- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Wednesday said the central bank is prepared to take further action to make the financial system safer, in a warning to the banking industry and non-bank lenders. In prepared remarks at the " Finance and Society" conference held at the International Monetary Fund, Yellen outlined the contributions of the...

  • WASHINGTON, May 6- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Wednesday said the central bank is prepared to take further action to make the financial system safer. In prepared remarks at the International Monetary Fund, Yellen outlined the contributions of the banking system to society and the economy. But Yellen quickly turned her speech to the distorted system...

  • *MoneyGram and Synageva soar on buyout offers. May 6- Wall Street was set to open higher on Wednesday as investors focused on healthy corporate earnings reports and a revival in dealmaking, shrugging off a rout in the global bond market and weaker-than-expected U.S. private jobs data. "This is certainly going to change expectations for Friday's numbers," said Joe...

  • LONDON, May 6- A worldwide sell-off in government bonds deepened on Wednesday, with the rise in long-term borrowing costs to their highest level this year spreading unease across all assets and putting stock markets under pressure too. That deflation scare, itself driven by a halving of energy prices at the back end of 2014, had unleashed a wave of central bank...

  • *MoneyGram soared 23.3 percent to $9.62 in premarket trading after Bloomberg reported that Western Union was considering buying its smaller rival. *Herbalife jumped 14.3 percent to $45.81 after the weight-loss and nutritional products maker raised its full-year profit forecast. *Synageva BioPharma soared 41 percent to $134.98 after Alexion offered to...

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Bond rout rattles all assets Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 4:55 AM ET

    LONDON, May 6- A worldwide selloff in government bonds deepened on Wednesday, with the rise in yields to their highest level this year spreading unease across all asset classes and putting stock markets around the world under pressure. Even top-rated assets sank, with Germany's 10- year yield rising to a 2015 high at just under 0.6 percent. "Another bloodbath in...

  • MELBOURNE, May 6- London copper slipped on Wednesday from five-month highs hit the session before after weak U.S. data revived concerns about global economic growth, although expectations of easier policy in China and the United States cushioned losses. *Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange edged down by 0.8 percent to $6,428 a tonne by 1252 GMT,...

  • *Selloff in government bonds from Germany to Australia. As bond yields rose sharply from Germany to Australia in recent days, stock markets began to flounder. An index of Asian shares have fallen 3 percent after hitting a more than seven-year high on April. 29. On Wednesday, MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan slipped 0.3 percent, while...

  • MELBOURNE, May 6- London copper slipped on Wednesday from five-month highs hit the session before after weak U.S. data revived concerns about global economic growth, although expectations of easier policy in China and the United States cushioned losses. *Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange edged down by 0.8 percent to $6,428 a tonne by 1252 GMT,...

  • SINGAPORE, May 6- Oil prices edged up on Wednesday towards 2015 highs reached in the previous session, supported by a weaker dollar and a disruption to crude exports in Libya. *U.S. crude for June delivery traded 43 cents higher at $60.83 a barrel by 0033 GMT. *Brent crude for June delivery was 24 cents higher at $67.76 a barrel, below its 2015 peak of $68.40 reached on...

  • SYDNEY, May 6- Asian stocks stumbled on Wednesday in sympathy with weak U.S. and European markets as equities investors were spooked by a vicious selloff in sovereign bonds globally. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was off 0.4 percent in early trade, led by a 1.2 percent decline in Australia. Brent crude has climbed almost 50 percent...

  • DIARY- Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 18 Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 8:02 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde participate in " Finance and Society" conversation before the Institute for New Economic Thinking Conference on Finance and Society hosted by the IMF- 1315 GMT. BUDAPEST- Central bank of Hungary publishes April policy meeting- 1200 GMT.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to May 18 Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde participate in " Finance and Society" conversation before the Institute for New Economic Thinking Conference on Finance and Society hosted by the IMF- 1315 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President Esther George...

  • Ron Insana: Jobs report may tip the Fed's hand Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 11:36 AM ET
    Janet Yellen speaks in Washington March 18, 2015.

    Friday’s jobs report could very well be a tipping point in determining the timing of the Federal Reserve’s first rate hike, says Ron Insana.