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  • Asian stock markets down for 3rd day Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 1:06 AM ET

    TOKYO— Stock markets drifted lower Tuesday after U.S. indexes pulled back from record highs and investors awaited fresh data from China and corporate earnings. In Asia, Japan's Nikkei 225 index tracked Wall Street's declines, slipping 0.4 percent to 15,314.41 despite fresh data showing the current account surplus was larger than expected in May.

  • *C/A balance +522.8 bln yen in May vs f'cast +403.6 bln yen. TOKYO, July 8- Japan's current account logged a higher-than-expected surplus in May, government data showed on Tuesday, as the trade deficit narrowed due to a decline in imports. The surplus was 522.8 billion yen, more than the median forecast for a 403.6 billion yen surplus.

  • TOKYO, July 8- Japan's current account logged a higher-than-expected surplus in May as the trade deficit narrowed, government data showed on Tuesday. The surplus stood at 522.8 billion yen, against a median forecast for a 403.6 billion yen surplus. In April, the surplus stood at 187.4 billion yen.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 6:26 p.m. EDT Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 6:26 PM ET

    June jobs report shows recovery is accelerating; US economy moving closer to full health Dow tops 17,000 for first time after government says hiring picked up speed last month US trade deficit falls 5.6 percent to $44.4 billion as exports hit record high and imports dip Survey: US services sector expands again in June but at slightly slower pace Germany's BMW announces plans for $1 billion factory in northern Mexico to build luxury cars Oil futures slip as risks of possible supply disruptions in Iraq continue to fade BlackBerry sells its German-based R&D assets to Volkswagen Infotainment Obama says jobs numbers give' you a sense economy is growing' Express Scripts' cost-saving move will slash coverage of 1,000 compounded drugs Documents show GM worker warned company about big-car ignition switch problems in 2005

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 5:22 p.m. EDT Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 5:22 PM ET

    June jobs report shows recovery is accelerating; US economy moving closer to full health Dow tops 17,000 for first time after government says hiring picked up speed last month US trade deficit falls 5.6 percent to $44.4 billion as exports hit record high and imports dip Survey: US services sector expands again in June but at slightly slower pace Germany's BMW announces plans for $1 billion factory in northern Mexico to build luxury cars Oil futures slip as risks of possible supply disruptions in Iraq continue to fade BlackBerry sells its German-based R&D assets to Volkswagen Infotainment Obama says jobs numbers give' you a sense economy is growing' Express Scripts' cost-saving move will slash coverage of 1,000 compounded drugs Average rate on 30- year mortgages dips to 4.12 percent while 15- year mortgages unchanged

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 4:15 p.m. EDT Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 4:15 PM ET

    Dow tops 17,000 for first time after government says hiring picked up speed last month US economy added robust 288 k jobs in June, 5th straight big gain; jobless rate dips to 6.1 pct US trade deficit falls 5.6 percent to $44.4 billion as exports hit record high and imports dip Survey: US services sector expands again in June but at slightly slower pace Germany's BMW to invest $1 billion in new luxury car factory in Mexico Oil futures slip as risks of possible supply disruptions in Iraq continue to fade BlackBerry sells its German-based R&D assets to Volkswagen Infotainment Obama says jobs numbers give' you a sense economy is growing' Express Scripts' cost-saving move will slash coverage of 1,000 compounded drugs Average rate on 30- year mortgages dips to 4.12 percent while 15- year mortgages unchanged

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 3:52 p.m. EDT Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 3:52 PM ET

    Dow tops 17,000 for first time after government says hiring picked up speed last month US economy added robust 288 k jobs in June, 5th straight big gain; jobless rate dips to 6.1 pct US trade deficit falls 5.6 percent to $44.4 billion as exports hit record high and imports dip Survey: US services sector expands again in June but at slightly slower pace Germany's BMW to invest $1 billion in new luxury car factory in Mexico Oil futures slip as risks of possible supply disruptions in Iraq continue to fade BlackBerry sells its German-based R&D assets to Volkswagen Infotainment Obama says jobs numbers give' you a sense economy is growing' Express Scripts' cost-saving move will slash coverage of 1,000 compounded drugs Average rate on 30- year mortgages dips to 4.12 percent while 15- year mortgages unchanged

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 2:21 p.m. EDT Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 2:21 PM ET

    Stocks rise after government says hiring picked up speed last month; Dow crosses 17,000 US economy added robust 288 k jobs in June, 5th straight big gain; jobless rate dips to 6.1 pct US trade deficit falls 5.6 percent to $44.4 billion as exports hit record high and imports dip Survey: US services sector expands again in June but at slightly slower pace Obama says jobs numbers give' you a sense economy is growing' Express Scripts' cost-saving move will slash coverage of 1,000 compounded drugs Average rate on 30- year mortgages dips to 4.12 percent while 15- year mortgages unchanged European Central Bank to publish minutes in bid for transparency as it vows to support economy NSA reportedly targeted German privacy activist who provided online anonymity tool Subaru recalls 660,000 cars and SUVs because brake lines can rust and leak fluid

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 1:09 p.m. EDT Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 1:09 PM ET

    Dow Jones industrial average tops 17,000 following strong US job gains US economy added robust 288 k jobs in June, 5th straight big gain; jobless rate dips to 6.1 pct US trade deficit falls 5.6 percent to $44.4 billion as exports hit record high and imports dip Survey: US services sector expands again in June but at slightly slower pace Obama says jobs numbers give' you a sense economy is growing' Express Scripts' cost-saving move will slash coverage of 1,000 compounded drugs Average rate on 30- year mortgages dips to 4.12 percent while 15- year mortgages unchanged European Central Bank to hold fewer meetings, publish minutes in bid for transparency NSA reportedly targeted German privacy activist who provided online anonymity tool China, South Korea agree to enhance already strong ties with currency exchange, trade talks

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 12:04 p.m. EDT Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 12:04 PM ET

    Stocks rise after government says hiring picked up speed last month; Dow crosses 17,000 US economy added robust 288 k jobs in June, 5th straight big gain; jobless rate dips to 6.1 pct US trade deficit falls 5.6 percent to $44.4 billion as exports hit record high and imports dip Survey: US services sector expands again in June but at slightly slower pace Express Scripts' cost-saving move will slash coverage of 1,000 compounded drugs Average rate on 30- year mortgages dips to 4.12 percent while 15- year mortgages unchanged European Central Bank to hold fewer meetings, publish minutes in bid for transparency China, South Korea agree to enhance already strong ties with currency exchange, trade talks In new move to ease currency controls, China will allow banks to set exchange rates US unemployment claims rise slightly to 315,000 last week in latest sign of few layoffs

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At Noon EDT Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 11:56 AM ET

    Dow Jones industrial average breaks above 17,000 following strong US job gains US economy added robust 288 k jobs in June, 5th straight big gain; jobless rate dips to 6.1 pct US trade deficit falls 5.6 percent to $44.4 billion as exports hit record high and imports dip Survey: US services sector expands again in June but at slightly slower pace Express Scripts' cost-saving move will slash coverage of 1,000 compounded drugs Average rate on 30- year mortgages dips to 4.12 percent while 15- year mortgages unchanged European Central Bank to hold fewer meetings, publish minutes in bid for transparency China, South Korea agree to enhance already strong ties with currency exchange, trade talks In new move to ease currency controls, China will allow banks to set exchange rates US unemployment claims rise slightly to 315,000 last week in latest sign of few layoffs

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 11:04 a.m. EDT Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 11:04 AM ET

    US economy added robust 288 k jobs in June, 5th straight big gain; jobless rate dips to 6.1 pct Stocks rise after government says hiring picked up speed last month; Dow crosses 17,000 US trade deficit falls 5.6 percent to $44.4 billion as exports hit record high and imports dip Survey: US services sector expands again in June but at slightly slower pace Express Scripts' cost-saving move will slash coverage of 1,000 compounded drugs Average rate on 30- year mortgages dips to 4.12 percent while 15- year mortgages unchanged European Central Bank to hold fewer meetings, publish minutes in bid for transparency China, South Korea agree to enhance already strong ties with currency exchange, trade talks In new move to ease currency controls, China will allow banks to set exchange rates US unemployment claims rise slightly to 315,000 last week in latest sign of few layoffs

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 10:12 a.m. EDT Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 10:12 AM ET

    US economy added robust 288 k jobs in June, 5th straight big gain; jobless rate dips to 6.1 pct Stocks rise after government says hiring picked up speed last month; Dow crosses 17,000 US trade deficit falls 5.6 percent to $44.4 billion as exports hit record high and imports dip Express Scripts' cost-saving move will slash coverage of 1,000 compounded drugs Despite weak growth, European Central Bank keeps rates on hold, decides to hold fewer meetings China, South Korea agree to enhance already strong ties with currency exchange, trade talks In new move to ease currency controls, China will allow banks to set exchange rates US unemployment claims rise slightly to 315,000 last week in latest sign of few layoffs Media censorship accusations against Google's removal of some search results in Europe Subaru recalls 660,000 cars and SUVs because brake lines can rust and leak fluid

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 9:08 a.m. EDT Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 9:08 AM ET

    US economy added robust 288 k jobs in June, 5th straight big gain; jobless rate dips to 6.1 pct US trade deficit falls 5.6 percent to $44.4 billion as exports hit record high and imports dip US unemployment claims rise slightly to 315,000 last week in latest sign of few layoffs China, South Korea agree to enhance already strong ties with currency exchange, trade talks In new move to ease currency controls, China will allow banks to set exchange rates Despite signs eurozone economy losing momentum, European Central Bank keeps rates on hold Subaru recalls 660,000 cars and SUVs because brake lines can rust and leak fluid World stock markets mostly higher ahead of official US jobs figures Corporations are people?

  • US trade deficit drops to $44.4 billion in May Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 8:36 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The U.S. trade deficit fell in May as U.S. exports hit an all-time high, helped by a jump in exports of petroleum products. The trade deficit narrowed 5.6 percent in May to $44.4 billion after hitting a two-year high of $47 billion in April, the Commerce Department reported Thursday.

  • US trade gap narrows; exports hit record high Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 8:31 AM ET

    The U.S. trade deficit narrowed a bit more than expected in May as exports jumped to a record high.

  • WASHINGTON— US trade deficit falls 5.6 percent to $44.4 billion as exports hit record high and imports dip.

  • U.S. trade deficit narrows as exports hit record high Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 8:31 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, July 3- The U.S. trade deficit narrowed a bit more than expected in May as exports jumped to a record high, suggesting trade could be less of a drag on second quarter growth than earlier feared. The Commerce Department said on Thursday the trade gap fell 5.6 percent to $44.4 billion.

  • Ahead of the Bell: US trade gap Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 6:16 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Commerce Department reports on the U.S. trade deficit in May. SLIGHT DECLINE: The forecast is that the deficit narrowed slightly to $45 billion in May, according to a survey of economist by FactSet.

  • JAKARTA, July 1- Indonesia posted a small trade surplus in May as imports fell more than expected, helping to take some pressure off the fragile rupiah ahead of a presidential vote next week.