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  • US STOCKS-Futures point to lower open after claims data Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 8:47 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 11- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Thursday as jobless claims unexpectedly rose in the most recent week, the latest sign the labor market continues to struggle. Recent trading on Wall Street has been to the downside, with the S&P 500 on track for its sixth decline in the past eight sessions.

  • Banks and investors have already criticized Europe for diverging from agreed international standards and have warned that the European proposal could increase the cost of trading over-the-counter derivatives, such as interest rate swaps, in Asia by hundreds of billions of dollars, threatening systemic stability and potentially forcing EU banks out of the Asian OTC derivatives markets.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 11- U.S. stock index futures were very slightly lower on Thursday as investors awaited data on the labor market and attempted to determine whether equities' long-term advance or recent weakness would be the driving trend going forward.

  • US STOCKS-Futures tick higher after recent weakness Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 7:03 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 10- U.S. stock index futures were a touch higher on Wednesday, suggesting investors found few reasons to jump back into the market even after a recent string of weakness. *The S&P 500 fell sharply on Tuesday, closing under its 14- day moving average for the first time since Aug. 12, a cautious signal for short-term momentum.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 10- A top U.S. regulator said on Wednesday he would welcome a delay by the European Union that gave more time to resolve a conflict with Washington over making derivatives markets safer.

  • LONDON, Sept 9- The $700 trillion financial derivatives industry will make a fundamental change to its contracts this year to help regulators wind down failed banks without destabilising markets, the world's main derivatives body said on Tuesday. G20 finance ministers and central bank chiefs will meet in Australia next week to discuss progress.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 9- U.S. stock index futures are pointing to a flat open on Tuesday, with investors once again finding few reasons to buy following a long-running rally that has taken indexes to repeated records. That represents the longest such streak since 1995, according to MKM Partners.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 8- The top U.S. derivatives regulator has referred evidence of potential criminal manipulation of a key benchmark known as "ISDAfix" to the Justice Department for possible prosecution, Bloomberg reported on Monday.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 8- Shares of China- based Vimicro International Corp are up more than 14 percent amid a spike in bullish call buying on Monday. Options volume on Vimicro is up to nearly 42 times the normal level, with 2,551 calls and 37 puts traded, according to data from options analytics firm Trade Alert.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 8- U.S. stock index futures are indicating slight losses at the open on Monday, though major indexes remain near record levels and the equity market's recent momentum appears intact. Among the biggest movers on Monday is Hertz Global Holdings Inc, up 5.2 percent to $29.95 after it said its chief executive had stepped down for personal reasons.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 8- U.S. stock index futures are modestly lower on Monday, but indexes remain near record levels, suggesting an upward momentum for equities that Morgan Stanley expects to continue. From current levels, Morgan Stanley's new target represents upside of 5.8 percent.

  • US STOCKS-Futures edge lower after five-week rally Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 7:10 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 8- U.S. stock index futures are slightly lower on Monday, with investors finding few reasons to extend a long-running rally that has taken indexes to repeated records amid overseas concerns and few domestic catalysts.

  • *Gap falls in premarket after August sales. NEW YORK, Sept 5- U.S. stock index futures fell on Friday, putting the S&P 500 on track for its first lower week out of five, as investors awaited the monthly employment report.

  • *Consumer-facing UK shares to suffer on rate hike concerns. Although the timing and scale of any rate rise remains uncertain, some investors are pulling back from the UK consumer goods sector on perceptions that credit-fuelled demand will be squeezed in the short term.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 4- A Manhattan federal judge said on Thursday that investors may pursue a lawsuit accusing 12 major banks of violating antitrust law by fixing prices and restraining competition in the roughly $21 trillion market for credit default swaps.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 4- A Manhattan federal judge on Thursday narrowed but refused to dismiss a lawsuit accusing 12 major banks of fixing prices and restraining competition in the multitrillion-dollar market for credit default swaps, violating U.S. antitrust law.

  • US STOCKS-Futures higher ahead of ECB, flurry of data Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 7:36 AM ET

    *Tibco Software gains before open; to review alternatives. *Ciena stumbles after results, outlook. NEW YORK, Sept 4- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Thursday, ahead of a European Central Bank policy meeting and a flurry of economic data, including two reports on the U.S. labor market.

  • AP Top Financial News At 5:17 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 5:17 PM ET

    Tech stocks drag Wall Street lower Fed survey finds moderate growth across the US Europe's job market has strengths the US doesn't Behind Big Macs, a drama over corporate control Booming crossover SUV sales trigger car discounts CVS changes name, stops tobacco sales early Norman Foster, Romero to build Mexico airport Samsung kicks off battle for holiday spending France puts warship delivery to Russia on hold Apple shares fall after Samsung unveils new phones

  • AP Top Financial News At 5:07 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 5:07 PM ET

    Tech stocks drag Wall Street lower Fed survey finds moderate growth across the US Europe's job market has strengths the US doesn't Behind Big Macs, a drama over corporate control Booming crossover SUV sales trigger car discounts CVS changes name, stops tobacco sales early Norman Foster, Romero to build Mexico airport Samsung kicks off battle for holiday spending France puts warship delivery to Russia on hold Apple shares fall after Samsung unveils new phones

  • AP Top Financial News At 5 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 4:56 PM ET

    Tech stocks drag Wall Street lower Fed survey finds moderate growth across the US Europe's job market has strengths the US doesn't Behind Big Macs, a drama over corporate control Booming crossover SUV sales trigger car discounts CVS changes name, stops tobacco sales early Norman Foster, Romero to build Mexico airport Samsung kicks off battle for holiday spending France puts warship delivery to Russia on hold Apple shares fall after Samsung unveils new phones