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  • NEW YORK/ LONDON Aug 7- Investors fretting about the possibility of a big reversal in global stock markets may just want to borrow a slogan from the British- and just keep calm and carry on.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 6- Brent crude oil edged up from a nine-month low on Wednesday amid concerns over the conflict in Ukraine, while ample supply in the United States pressured prices there.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 5- The U.S. dollar extended a broad-based rally on Tuesday after stronger-than-expected economic data, including an 8-1/ 2- year high in the pace of services sector growth and a bigger-than-expected increase in factory orders.

  • *Asia hit by unexpected weakness in China services PMI. Wall Street was modestly weaker, as investors reacted negatively to earnings from Cablevision and a warning on weak sales from Target Corp..

  • NEW YORK, Aug 4- Oil prices on both sides of the Atlantic climbed on Monday, as investors shifted their attention from worries about swelling supplies to concerns about ongoing violence in Libya and other global hotspots.

  • *Buyers focus on violence in Libya, Iraq, Ukraine. NEW YORK, Aug 4- Oil prices climbed on Monday as last week's steep drop prompted buying and investors shifted their attention from worries about swelling supplies to concern about ongoing violence in Libya and other global hot spots.

  • *Buyers focus on violence in Libya, Iraq, Ukraine. NEW YORK, Aug 4- Oil prices climbed on Monday as last week's steep drop attracted buyers, and investors shifted their attention from worries about swelling supplies to concern about ongoing violence in North Africa in the Middle East.

  • *OPEC oil output rises in July from June- Reuters survey. NEW YORK, July 31- U.S. crude oil tumbled more than $2 on Thursday, going below $98 a barrel, hitting the lowest level since March on news of a potentially lengthy shutdown at a Kansas oil refinery, while Brent also slipped amid signs of robust OPEC oil production.

  • NEW YORK, July 31- Famed oil trader Andy Hall's more than $3 billion hedge fund was up nearly 20 percent at the half-year mark, sharply outpacing its rivals in one of the best performances of its seven-year history, data obtained by Reuters showed on Thursday.

  • *OPEC oil output rises in July from June- Reuters survey. NEW YORK, July 31- U.S. crude oil tumbled more than $2 on Thursday, going below $98 a barrel, hitting the lowest level since March on news of a potentially lengthy shutdown at a Kansas oil refinery, while Brent also slipped amid signs of robust OPEC oil production.

  • NEW YORK, July 31- Famed oil trader Andy Hall's more than $3 billion hedge fund was up nearly 20 percent at the half-year mark, sharply outpacing its rivals in one of the best performances of its seven-year history, data obtained by Reuters showed on Thursday.

  • WASHINGTON, July 30- U.S. mobile phone users have likely paid hundreds of millions of dollars in unauthorized charges "crammed" onto their bills, according to a report released by the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday to coincide with a hearing on the topic.

  • UPDATE 8-Oil prices tumble on ample supply, weak demand Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 3:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK, July 30- Oil prices tumbled on Wednesday, with Brent leading the decline weakened by excess supplies in Europe and Asia and U.S. crude followed suit despite a larger-than-expected drop in nationwide stockpiles.

  • *U.S crude stocks down 3.7 mln barrels, Cushing down- EIA. NEW YORK, July 30- Oil prices fell on Wednesday, with Brent leading the decline weakened by excess supplies in Europe and Asia, while U.S. crude pared gains despite a larger-than-expected drop in nationwide stockpiles.

  • NEW YORK, July 30- A Connecticut lawmaker on Wednesday launched the first national effort in years to tax soda drinks, the latest bid by regulators and politicians to stem rising obesity and diabetes rates by curbing the consumption of sugary drinks.

  • NEW YORK, July 30- The dollar hit 10- month highs against a basket of major currencies on Wednesday while U.S. two-year note yields surged to their highest since May 2011 after data showed surprisingly strong U.S. economic growth.

  • FOREX-Dollar hits 10-month highs on strong U.S. GDP data Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 10:20 AM ET

    NEW YORK, July 30- The U.S. dollar hit over 10- month highs against a basket of major currencies on Wednesday after stronger-than-expected U.S. gross domestic product data bolstered expectations for a more hawkish Federal Reserve.

  • *EU reaches deal on Russia sanctions, prompts short rally. NEW YORK, July 29- Brent crude ended slightly higher on Tuesday as new sanctions on Russia looked set to worsen relations between Moscow and the West, while U.S. prices slipped after a Kansas refinery fire curbed demand for WTI crude.

  • *EU reaches deal on Russia sanctions, prompts short rally. Brent futures pared losses after news that European Union governments agreed on Tuesday to impose additional economic sanctions on Russia.

  • *Demand weak in Europe and Asia; supplies ample. NEW YORK, July 28- Oil prices dipped on Monday as signs of excess supplies of North Sea and West African crude and weak demand in Europe and Asia offset fears of escalating tensions in Ukraine and the Middle East.