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  • NEW YORK, Sept 29- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Monday, indicating Wall Street's recent weakness would continue amid ongoing civil unrest in Hong Kong.

  • CBOE SPOKESWOMAN SAYS ALIBABA OPTIONS WILL BE SUBJECT TO POSITION LIMITS OF 250,000 CONTRACTS.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 26- U.S. stock index futures were pointing towards a flat open on Friday after major indexes suffered their biggest drop since July, and data showed the economy grew at its fastest pace in more than two years.

  • US STOCKS-Futures edge up after sell off; GDP on tap Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 7:38 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 26- U.S. stock index futures were inching higher on Friday after major indexes suffered their biggest drop since July, ahead of data on economic growth and consumer optimism. *Later in the session at 9:55 a.m., investors will eye the Thomson Reuters/ University of Michigan's final September reading on consumer sentiment.

  • US STOCKS-Futures little changed ahead of data flurry Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 7:48 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 25- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Thursday, after the S&P 500 notched its biggest gain in a month, ahead of data on the labor market and durable goods. *Weekly initial jobless claims data, due at 8:30 a.m., may provide investors with some insight on the health of the labor market.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 24- Derivative strategists at Goldman Sachs on Wednesday advised clients to buy a near-term straddle on IBM, saying the options market was underestimating the stock's typical post-earnings volatility. Over the past eight quarters, IBM moved an average of 4.6 percent in the week following its report, according to Thomson Reuters data.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 23- U.S. stock index futures were moving lower on Tuesday, putting the S&P on track for a third straight decline, as conflict in the Middle East intensified and after the U.S.

  • The Dow closed at a record high on Friday and the S&P 500 was little changed in a heavy volume session due to "quadruple witching," when stock options, index options, index futures and single-stock futures all expire, as well as the initial public offering of Alibaba Group.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 19- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's record public offering of shares on Friday further spurred already elevated activity in Yahoo Inc's options, pushing volume on the U.S. Shares of Alibaba, in which Yahoo holds a big stake, surged 38 percent in their first day of trading on Friday, valuing the company at $231 billion by the close of trading.

  • Fed's Lacker: I'm no fan of mortgage bond plan Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 8:07 AM ET
    Jeffrey Lacker, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

    Richmond Fed's Jeffrey Lacker said that his dissent from the central bank's exit strategy stemmed from its mortgage-backed securities plan.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 19- U.S. stock index futures were rising early on Friday, building on record highs set in the previous session by the Dow industrials and S&P 500 and ahead of the debut of Alibaba Group on the New York Stock Exchange.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 18- U.S. stock index futures were higher in light volume on Thursday, setting up the S&P 500 to test resistance at its record high, a day after the Federal Reserve said interest rates would remain low for a considerable while.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 17- The U.S. derivatives regulator on Wednesday proposed a new rule for safety margins for uncleared swaps, a last remaining building block in its efforts to make the $710 trillion global market safer.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 17- The U.S. derivatives regulator on Wednesday met to propose a new rule for safety margins for uncleared swaps, a last remaining building block in its efforts to make the $710 trillion global market safer.

  • US STOCKS-Futures little changed as Fed statement awaited Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 7:42 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 17- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Wednesday ahead of a key statement by the Federal Reserve which is expected to provide clues on the next monetary policy move by the U.S. central bank.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 16- A U.S. court on Tuesday largely rejected an attempt by banking groups to limit the U.S. swaps regulator's ability to apply its rules overseas, a hotly debated issue as the agency reins in the $710 trillion global market.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 16- Investors looking to hedge their bets or speculate on the direction of Alibaba Group's stock after its expected public sale of shares on Friday, will be able to trade its options in two weeks, as U.S. options exchanges are expected to list contracts on the company.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 16- A court on Tuesday largely rejected a challenge from banking groups to the way the U.S. swaps regulator applies its rules overseas, a hotly debated issue as it reins in the $710 trillion global market.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 15- U.S. stock index futures were falling slightly on Monday after data showing China's factory output grew at the weakest pace in nearly six years in August triggered some downgrades in 2014 growth forecasts for the world's second-largest economy.

  • SAO PAULO, Sept 12- Brazil's central bank will extend its currency intervention program into 2015 and may increase the rollover pace of expiring currency swaps to curb volatility in the real, a person on President Dilma Rousseff's economic team said on Friday.