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  • *Saudi Arabia says ready to supply more oil to China if needed. SINGAPORE, April 28- Oil fell more than 1 percent on Tuesday ahead of weekly U.S. crude inventory data that is expected to hit another high and as Saudi Arabia pledged to supply more oil to China if needed. Brent June crude futures had dropped 75 cents to $64.08 a barrel by 0458 GMT.

  • *Saudi Arabia says ready to supply more oil to China if needed. SINGAPORE, April 28- Oil fell more than 1 percent on Tuesday ahead of weekly U.S. crude inventory data that is expected to hit another high and as Saudi Arabia pledged to supply more oil to China if needed. Brent June crude futures had dropped 83 cents to $64.00 a barrel by 0152 GMT.

  • What's wrong with healthcare and biotech? Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 3:32 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Biotech, which has been a market leader all year, is weak, with both the market-cap weighted IBB and equal weighted XBI down roughly 4 percent each.

  • CHICAGO, April 27- U.S. corn and wheat futures fell on Monday to their lowest levels since October, on outlooks for speedy corn plantings in the Midwest and crop-friendly rains in the southern Plains wheat belt. "We could have two solid weeks of planting, with some scattered showers in between, which would be pretty much ideal," said Jefferies Bache grains analyst...

  • NEW YORK, April 27- Oil futures seesawed in volatile trading on Monday as the conflict in Yemen and falling U.S. rig counts lent support, while ample global supply kept market participants cautious after prices reached 2015 peaks last week. Saudi-led aircraft pounded Iran- allied Houthi militiamen and rebel army units in Yemen on Monday as a humanitarian crisis...

  • LONDON, April 27- Hedge funds and other money managers raised their bets on rising Brent crude oil prices for a fifth week in a row to a new record, exchange data showed on Monday. Speculators increased net long positions in Brent futures and options by 8,351 contracts to 271,929 in the week to April 21, InterContinental Exchange data showed, the highest level since...

  • Will the Fed push stocks into breakout territory? Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 10:02 AM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The big question ahead of the Federal Reserve meeting this week is how the central bank will characterize the economy.

  • *Applied Materials falls after merger called off. April 27- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a modestly higher open on Monday after the Nasdaq and S&P 500 chalked up record high closes on Friday and ahead of Apple's results after the close. "So far, both the economic data and earnings data has been weaker-than-expected and so that means that an imminent rate hike...

  • *Gold prices recover from five-week lows. LONDON, April 27- Gold rose back above $1,185 an ounce on Monday, recovering from the previous session's five-week low, as investors awaited the Federal Reserve's policy meeting later this week for clues on the timing of a U.S. rate increase. Spot gold was up 0.6 percent at $1,186.10 an ounce at 1213 GMT, while U.S. gold futures...

  • *Applied Materials slumped 8.3 percent to $20 in premarket trading after the chipmaker's proposed $10 billion merger with Tokyo Electron was abandoned over U.S. regulatory concerns. *Celladon plunged 77.6 percent to $3.06 after the company said its heart failure gene therapy, Mydicar, failed to meet its main goals in an important trial. *Time Warner Cable...

  • *Gold prices recover from five-week lows. LONDON, April 27- Gold edged back above $1,180 an ounce on Monday, recovering from the previous session's five-week low, as lingering concerns over Greece pressured European stocks, curbing a broad-based rally in equity markets. Spot gold was up 0.3 percent at $1,182.45 an ounce at 1012 GMT, while U.S. gold futures for June...

  • The S&P 500 has a serious revenue problem Sunday, 26 Apr 2015 | 5:11 PM ET
    Google stock priced displayed at Nasdaq

    Companies have been beating first-quarter earnings expectations nicely, but there's a big problem up on America's top lines.

  • FRANKFURT, Germany— Deutsche Bank says net profit fell to 559 million euros in the first quarter as legal penalties ate into stronger revenues from trading stocks and bonds. Last week the bank said that it had agreed to pay penalties of $2.175 billion to the U.S. Justice Department, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the New York Department of...

  • NEW YORK, April 26- Four-hundred miles from the near overflowing tanks at the U.S. oil hub in Cushing, Oklahoma, a second glut in the Permian Basin of West Texas is pressuring oil prices once again as pipeline disruptions strand millions of barrels in the region. Stockpiles in Cushing, the delivery point for the U.S. futures contract, hit a record in the week to March 13,...

  • Pisani: Stock exchange competition heating up Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 5:02 PM ET
    Brad Katsuyama, president and CEO of IEX Group Inc.

    Competition alive and well in equity space.

  • Flash crash trader: 'Strange character but genius' Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 2:07 PM ET

    On May 6, 2010, an independent trader from west London received a warning about his behaviour from the US's largest futures exchange. The FT reports.

  • Great day for tech, but dollar headwinds persist Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 10:10 AM ET
    The Microsoft name is displayed on a sign outside a building on the company's campus in Redmond, Washington.

    Despite earnings, investors cannot help but notice the continuing impact of the strong dollar on tech revenues.

  • Gartman: This commodity has a serious problem Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 8:00 AM ET

    Dennis Gartman of The Gartman Letter explains why corn prices are about to plummet.

  • April 24- U.S. stock index futures rose on Friday as strong results from tech behemoths Google, Amazon and Microsoft set the Nasdaq Composite on track to set a record closing high for the second straight day. *Amazon shares jumped 10 percent to $429.50 in premarket trading after the e-commerce company's revenue came in above estimates. *Microsoft shares rose 3.3...

  • LONDON, April 24- Copper rose on Friday as a sharp drop in Shanghai inventories coupled with a weak dollar and robust equities more than offset the impact of weak Chinese factory data on Thursday that sent the metal to a month low. Copper inventories in Shanghai Futures Exchange warehouses fell 9.8 percent from last Friday, their lowest since February, while this...

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