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  • US STOCKS-Futures climb after three-day run Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 7:45 AM ET

    *Gilead falls as Express Scripts chooses AbbVie treatment. NEW YORK, Dec 22- U.S. stock index futures advanced on Monday, after the S&P 500 notched its best weekly performance in almost two months, as oil prices continued to show signs of stabilizing. However, Brent pulled back to last trade down 14 cents to $61.24 while U.S. crude was last off 0.4 percent at $56.91.

  • *Consensus grows for Brent to remain above $60 for rest of year. SINGAPORE, Dec 22- Brent crude futures rose more than 2 percent toward $63 a barrel on Monday as Asian markets firmed into a holiday-shortened week and consensus spread that prices would likely remain above $60 for the rest of the year. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan...

  • *Consensus grows for Brent to remain above $60 for rest of year. SINGAPORE, Dec 22- Oil prices rose on Monday as Asian markets opened strongly into a holiday-shortened week and consensus spread that Brent crude futures would likely remain above $60 for the rest of the year. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan extended gains and was up 1.4...

  • *Consensus grows that Brent to remain above $60 for rest of year. SINGAPORE, Dec 22- Oil prices rose on Monday as Asian markets opened strongly into a holiday-shortened week and consensus spread that Brent crude futures would likely remain above $60 for the rest of the year. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan extended gains and was up 1.1...

  • METALS-Copper futures drop, oversupply worries drag Sunday, 21 Dec 2014 | 9:13 PM ET

    *Copper price heading for double-digit pct drop in 2014. SYDNEY, Dec 22- Copper prices inched down on Monday, reversing gains from the previous session on concerns over global oversupply. Copper is down some 13 percent so far this year on worries the market is heading into a supply surplus after several years of deficit, and on slowing economic growth in China, which...

  • SYDNEY, Dec 22- Copper prices inched down on Monday, reversing gains from the previous session on concerns over global oversupply. *The most-traded copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange dropped 0.79 percent to 45,690 yuan a tonne. *The International Monetary Fund has urged Zambia to quickly resolve issues with mining companies over value-added tax...

  • SEOUL, Dec 22- U.S. crude futures rose to near $57.50 a barrel in early Asian trades on Monday, extending gains in the previous session helped by profit-taking on short positions, but the rise was capped by Saudi Arabia saying it would not cut output to prop up markets. *Saudi Arabia said on Sunday it would not cut even if non- OPEC nations did so, in one of the toughest...

  • Why 2015 could bring the surprising return of risk Sunday, 21 Dec 2014 | 5:03 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    In 2014, defensive stocks have been king. Will that trend turn around in the new year?

  • *BRENT CRUDE OIL FUTURES UP $2 A BARREL Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 1:43 PM ET
  • West Texas Intermediate crude futures traded above $55 a barrel while benchmark Brent hovered above the psychologically key $60 level, gaining over 2 percent in New York's morning trade. "At least I'm not convinced that with Brent at $60 or WTI above $55, we've seen the bottom yet," said Tariq Zahir, managing member at Tyche Capital Advisors in Laurel Hollow, New...

  • Dec 19- U.S. crude oil futures rallied more than $2 a barrel on Friday, with traders citing book-squaring ahead the expiry of the front-month January contract and pre-holiday short-covering. West Texas Intermediate crude for January delivery was up $2.14 to $56.25 a barrel by 10:49 a.m. EST after hitting a session high at $56.25. The nearby February contract,...

  • US STOCKS-Futures climb after two-day rally Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 8:29 AM ET

    *Brent holds near $60 a barrel. NEW YORK, Dec 19- U.S. stock index futures climbed on Friday, and the benchmark S&P 500 index was poised to continue to rally after its best two-day run in three years. *Brent crude oil rose hovered near $60 a barrel on Friday, recovering from near a 5-1/ 2- year low while WTI crude advanced 0.8 percent to $54.54.

  • US STOCKS-Futures edge higher after two-day rally Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 7:34 AM ET

    *Brent edges above $60 a barrel. *Brent crude oil rose above $60 a barrel on Friday, recovering from near a 5-1/ 2- year low while WTI crude advanced 1.7 percent to $55.02. *Cerus Corp shares jumped 13.6 percent to $7 before the opening bell after the company said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its blood transfusion device for platelets.

  • A big year for IPOs—next year may be even bigger Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 6:06 AM ET
    Lending Club founder and CEO Renaud Laplanche, second from right, celebrates with company executives after ringing the opening bell during the company’s IPO at the New York Stock Exchange, Dec. 11, 2014.

    The IPO business: This year was huge for IPOs, and 2015 may be even better.

  • *Shanghai copper reverses early losses to follow LME up. SYDNEY, Dec 19- Copper futures edged higher on Friday as oil prices rose and on worries over a possible supply disruption in Africa. Barrick Gold Corp said on Thursday it would suspend operations at its Lumwana copper mine in Zambia if legislation is passed to lift royalties on open-pit mining operations to...

  • SYDNEY, Dec 19- London copper futures inched up in early trade on Friday as oil prices climbed, while Shanghai futures dipped on gloomy Chinese housing data. *The most-traded copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange slipped 0.44 percent to 4,5340 yuan a tonne. *China's top refined lead producer Henan Yuguang Lead and Gold Ltd has cut its output by up to 30...

  • U.S. crude rises almost 2 percent to above $55 Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 7:13 PM ET

    TOKYO, Dec 19- U.S. crude futures jumped 2 percent in early trading on Thursday to above $55, recouping about half the losses in the previous session when oil fell to near five and a half year lows. U.S. crude for January delivery, which expires after Friday's settlement, was up 77 cents or 1.42 percent, at $55.88 at 0001 GMT, after rising to as high as $55.50 in earlier...

  • BlackRock’s Rosenberg: Stocks to beat bonds in 2015 Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 4:59 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    BlackRock's Jeff Rosenberg contends that stocks will beat bonds once again in 2015.

  • CME Group imposes rare halt on wheat futures trading Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 4:25 PM ET

    CHICAGO, Dec 18- CME Group Inc briefly halted electronic trading in U.S. wheat futures overnight on Thursday after prices sank 1.6 percent in one second as concerns about Russian export curbs roiled the market. CME Group stopped trading in the most-active Chicago Board of Trade March wheat contract at 3:49: 37 a.m. CST, company spokesman Chris Grams said.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 18- Royal Bank of Canada has agreed to pay $35 million to resolve a lawsuit by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission that accused it of running an illegal trading scheme to gain lucrative Canadian tax benefits. In its complaint, the CFTC said that from June 2007 to May 2010, RBC and its subsidiaries conducted a "wash trading" scheme involving the...

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