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  • US STOCKS-Futures dip, with Dow, S&P off closing records Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 7:10 AM ET

    *S&P 500, Dow coming off record closing highs. NEW YORK, May 14- U.S. stock index futures edged lower on Wednesday as investors found few reasons to keep pushing shares higher, with the Dow and S&P 500 both coming off record closing highs.

  • *AT&T in talks to buy DirecTV, sources say. NEW YORK, May 13- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat open on Tuesday as investors found few reasons to keep pushing shares higher with major indexes coming off record closes and economic data painting a mixed picture of the economy.

  • *Hillshire to buy Pinnacle Foods for $6.6 billion. NEW YORK, May 12- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Monday, putting the S&P 500 within striking distance of record levels, though geopolitical concerns in the Ukraine could cap gains. *In the latest deal news, Hillshire Brands Co agreed to buy Pinnacle Foods Inc for about $6.6 billion.

  • US STOCKS-Futures rise, S&P 500 near record Monday, 12 May 2014 | 7:18 AM ET

    *Hillshire to buy Pinnacle Foods for $6.6 billion. NEW YORK, May 12- U.S. stock index futures rose on Monday, putting the S&P 500 within striking distance of record levels, though geopolitical concerns in the Ukraine could cap gains.

  • SYDNEY, May 9- An Australian Bureau of Statistics employee and a National Australia Bank employee have been arrested over insider trading offences that authorities said netted them A $7 million on the foreign exchange derivatives market.

  • *Separatists ignore Putin calls to postpone Ukraine secession vote. European shares climbed 1.1 percent after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi was seen as opening the door to more stimulus measures in June.

  • Changes aimed at making $700 trillion market safer. LONDON, May 8- Banks should get a breathing space of a few months to adjust to coming new rules on the clearing of derivatives deals, a top European Union regulator proposed on Thursday. The global derivatives market is worth around $700 trillion, with London and New York the biggest centres.

  • *Putin calls for pro- Moscow separatists to postpone secession vote. Risk assets were also underpinned by signs of easing tensions in Ukraine after Russian President Vladimir Putin called on pro- Moscow separatists to postpone a secession vote.

  • *Putin calls for pro- Moscow separatists to postpone a secession vote. Federal Reserve chief and signs of easing tensions in Ukraine after Russian President Vladimir Putin called on pro- Moscow separatists to postpone a succession vote.

  • WASHINGTON, May 6- The U.S. derivatives regulator is working on a proposed rule for computer-driven trading, a commissioner at the agency said on Tuesday, after the agency asked market participants for insights on a long list of issues on the controversial practice.

  • NEW YORK, May 6- A federal appeals court in New York rejected appeals by UBS AG shareholders seeking to hold the Swiss bank liable for their losses for having concealed its exposure to risky mortgage-backed securities and helping clients evade U.S. taxes.

  • WASHINGTON, May 6- The U.S. derivatives markets regulator is preparing a proposed rule for automated trading, a senior regulator said, after earlier asking market participants for insights on a long list of questions.

  • WASHINGTON, May 6- A Senate panel will hold a hearing next week on high-frequency trading and other forms of automated trading in futures markets to see how regulators can keep derivatives markets safe, a spokesman said on Tuesday.

  • *JPMorgan shares fall premarket on revenue warning. NEW YORK, May 5- U.S. stock index futures fell on Monday on concern China's economy continued to lose momentum and as pro-Russian separatists ambushed Ukrainian forces, escalating a conflict that has kept global markets on tenterhooks recently.

  • *Dollar up, Wall Street futures, European shares rise. *Russia, Ukraine crisis keeps caution high. LONDON, May 2- A strong pace of U.S. jobs growth pushed Wall Street stock futures and the dollar higher on Friday, knocking bonds lower as it helped relieve some anxiety among investors also watching the escalating unrest in Ukraine.

  • NEW YORK, May 2- U.S. stock index futures trimmed earlier gains on Friday with the S&P 500 e-mini futures turning negative with less than half an hour left until the opening bell.

  • *Astrazeneca rejects Pfizer's raised bid of $106 bln. NEW YORK, May 2- U.S. stock index futures were little changed Friday on caution ahead of the key U.S. nonfarm payrolls report for April.

  • TOKYO, May 1- Japanese government bond futures rose slightly on Thursday, taking their cue from overnight gains in U.S. The Ministry of Finance offered 300 billion yen of off-the-run super long JGBs in a liquidity-enhancing auction.

  • April 30- MetLife Inc, the largest U.S. life insurer, reported a 36 percent rise in net income, helped by a derivative gain linked to credit spreads, but operating earnings fell short of market expectations as claims increased.

  • WASHINGTON, April 28- The U.S. swaps regulator plans to research whether U.S. banks' overseas trading activity is complying with its rules, a senior official said on Monday, as Wall Street adapts to new rules for the $690 trillion global market.