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  • NEW YORK, Aug 1- U.S. stock index futures pared losses on Friday, after payrolls data in July fell short of expectations, giving the Federal Reserve room to keep interest rates low for a while.

  • *Tesla, GoPro both slip in premarket after results. NEW YORK, Aug 1- U.S. stock index futures were sharply lower on Friday amid investor caution ahead of the July payroll report and its implications for interest rate policy. *The decline in futures suggested that Thursday's dramatic selloff- the biggest for Wall Street in months- was poised to continue.

  • WASHINGTON, July 31- The new head of the U.S. derivatives regulator on Thursday pledged he would be a tough cop now that the agency has largely finished a raft of new rules to oversee the $710 trillion global swaps market.

  • NEW YORK, July 31- The International Swaps and Derivatives Association has agreed to consider whether a credit event has occurred on Argentina's credit default swap contracts, according to its website.

  • *Investors fret over Argentina default fallout. NEW YORK, July 31- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a sharply lower Wall Street open Thursday, with the Dow and S&P 500 likely to turn negative for the month on concerns over the strength of overseas economies and ongoing tensions with Russia.

  • ISDA asked to consider credit event on Argentina CDS Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 9:12 AM ET

    NEW YORK, July 31- The International Swaps and Derivatives Association has received its first request to consider whether a credit event has occurred on Argentina's credit default swap contracts, according to the ISDA website.

  • WASHINGTON, July 31- The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission will make some changes to its rules for derivatives markets to make sure they continue to function well for non-financial companies, the new head of the agency said on Thursday.

  • ARGENTINA FIVE-YEAR CREDIT DEFAULT SWAPS WIDEN BY 513 BP TO 1957 BP- TRADERS.

  • *Whole Foods tumbles after cutting outlook. NEW YORK, July 31- U.S. stock index futures were sharply lower on Thursday, after Argentina defaulted for the second time in 12 years, raising concerns the country's weakness could spread to the region.

  • UPDATE 1-CME to buy GFI Group for energy and FX units Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 10:51 AM ET

    July 30- CME Group Inc, the world's largest futures exchange operator, said on Wednesday it would buy derivatives broker GFI Group Inc to expand its reach in the European energy and global foreign exchange markets.

  • US STOCKS-Futures point to higher open after GDP data Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 9:05 AM ET

    *Twitter rallies in premarket after blockbuster results. NEW YORK, July 30- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wednesday after the first read on second-quarter economic growth came in much stronger than expected, overshadowing a weak report on the labor market.

  • *Twitter rallies in premarket after blockbuster results. NEW YORK, July 30- U.S. stock index futures rose on Wednesday as investors sought bargains following a period of weakness and looked ahead to data on economic growth and comments from the Federal Reserve following its latest policy meeting. *Twitter Inc surged 27 percent to $49 in heavy premarket trading.

  • NEW YORK, July 29- Institutional investors, like endowments and sovereign wealth funds, are trading some of their stock futures contracts for exchange-traded funds, an action they say saves them money and effort while providing comparable returns.

  • Argentina fights with debt holdouts; default nears Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 2:31 PM ET

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina— Argentina risks financial default unless it reaches an agreement with a group of holdout bondholders by Wednesday. The swap, however, failed to resolve Argentina's troubles. Argentina's government lined up two more swaps in 2005 and 2010, offering existing creditors new bonds worth much less than the old ones.

  • Argentina is out of legal options to avoid paying a court-ordered $1.33 billion, plus interest, to the holdout creditors who declined to restructure their bonds.

  • US STOCKS-Futures rise on earnings, data on tap Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 7:51 AM ET

    *Pfizer, Merck rise as results beat expectations. NEW YORK, July 29- U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Tuesday following better-than-expected results from companies such as Pfizer and Merck and ahead of data on home prices and consumer sentiment.

  • WASHINGTON, July 28- The U.S. federal agency regulating derivatives has fought just three trials since 2011, all against small-time fraudsters in Florida.

  • WASHINGTON, July 28- The U.S. federal agency regulating derivatives has fought just three trials since 2011, all against small-time fraudsters in Florida.

  • NEW YORK, July 25- Argentina, out of legal options to avoid paying a court-awarded $1.33 billion plus interest to holdout creditors who twice spurned a restructuring offer, has until July 30 to either pay them, negotiate a settlement or default.

  • Argentina debt talks deadlocked as default looms Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 4:45 PM ET

    Argentina will default for the second time in 13 years if it cannot reach a deal with the U.S. hedge funds before July 30. Following a U.S. judge's order, Argentina can't pay investors who accepted lower-valued bonds after its record $100 billion default in 2001 unless it also pays off creditors who didn't participate in previous bond swaps.