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WASHINGTON, Dec 10- The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, one of five regulators due to adopt the so-called Volcker rule on Tuesday, said it canceled a public vote on the issue because of the threat of a snowstorm in the Washington area. Federal Reserve and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp- would hold their scheduled votes on Tuesday.
SINGAPORE, Dec 10- U.S. crude futures edged up on Tuesday, holding above $97 a barrel, on expectations of a second weekly drop in crude inventories in the United States. *Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said the Iranian nuclear deal would be dead if the U.S. Congress imposes new sanctions, even if they do not take effect for six months, Time Magazine said.
Brent futures fell by as much as $1.70 a barrel to a low of $109.91 before recovering somewhat to trade around $110.13 by 11:05 a.m. EST, down sharply from Friday's close at $111.61. Brent fell close to the 100- day moving average of $109.70 while its premium over U.S. oil narrowed by more than $1.50 to $12.41, its smallest gap in two weeks.
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NEW YORK, Dec 9- U.S. stocks were little changed on Monday as investors waited for a number of top Federal Reserve officials to speak throughout the day for hints on the future of the central bank's stimulus plans. *Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker will speak at an economic outlook conference in Charlotte, North Carolina at 12:30 a.m. ET.
SINGAPORE, Dec 9- Brent crude oil futures held near $112 a barrel on Monday, underpinned by upbeat economic data from the United States and China, the world's first and second largest oil consumers. Brent crude oil futures had edged up 12 cents to $111.71 a barrel by 0615 GMT, after rising more than $1 in the previous session.
SINGAPORE, Dec 9- Brent crude oil futures held near $112 a barrel on Monday, underpinned by upbeat economic data from the United States and China, the world's first and second largest oil consumers. Brent crude oil futures edged higher by 11 cents to $111.72 a barrel by 0430 GMT, after rising more than $1 in the previous session.
SINGAPORE, Dec 9- London copper edged down on Monday, with concerns the United States would curb its commodity-friendly stimulus as soon as this month eclipsing a step up in monthly imports from top consumer China. *The most-traded February copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange edged up 0.12 percent to 50,830 yuan a tonne.
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Former Goldman Sachs Group trader Matthew Taylor was sentenced to nine months in prison and ordered to pay $118 million in restitution.
NEW YORK, Dec 6- Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc trader Matthew Taylor was sentenced on Friday to nine months in prison and pay $118 million in restitution to his former employer after he pleaded guilty to pursuing an unauthorized $8.3 billion futures trade in 2007..
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*J.C. Penney gets letter of inquiry from SEC. *Sears Holdings to spin off Lands' End business. NEW YORK, Dec 6- U.S. stock index futures rose on Friday, putting the S&P 500 on track to snap a five-session losing streak, ahead of a key monthly payrolls report that may affect expectations for when the Federal Reserve will begin to wind down its stimulus.
*Severe weather cuts oil production in Europe, U.S. SINGAPORE, Dec 6- Brent futures edged over $111 a barrel on Friday after a two-day drop, as severe weather cut oil output in Europe and the United States, with traders waiting for a key U.S. jobs report later in the day.
TOKYO, Dec 6- Japanese government bond prices faltered on Friday, with the benchmark futures contract hitting a seven-week low in the heaviest trading volume in more than six years, succumbing to pressure from rising U.S. and German bond yields.
*Severe weather cuts oil production in Europe, United States. SINGAPORE, Dec 6- Brent futures edged higher above $111 a barrel on Friday after a two-day drop as severe weather cut oil production in Europe and the United States, with traders awaiting a key U.S. jobs report later in the day.
*Severe weather cuts oil production in Europe, United States. SINGAPORE, Dec 6- Brent futures edged above $111 a barrel on Friday, on course to end the week more than 1 percent higher, as traders awaited a U.S. jobs report later in the day and severe weather cut oil production in Europe and the United States.
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