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  • EU throws down gauntlet to U.S. over derivatives Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 11:13 AM ET

    *Transatlantic tug-of-war over derivatives continues. LONDON, June 27- The European Union said it will help build a seamless global market in financial derivatives by accepting rules used in five countries, adding the United States would get the green light too if it showed flexibility.

  • *Nike up in premarket after results; DuPont cuts outlook. NEW YORK, June 27- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wall Street Friday, with major indexes largely on track to close out a week of modest losses as investors grew cautious over the state of economic growth.

  • *Nike up in premarket after results; DuPont cuts outlook. NEW YORK, June 27- U.S. stock index futures fell on Friday, with major indexes largely on track to close out a week of modest losses as investors grew cautious over the state of economic growth.

  • June 26- A lawsuit brought by the U.S. derivatives regulator against a Chicago speed-trading firm and its prominent founder claiming they manipulated prices may go forward, a New York federal judge ruled on Thursday.

  • LONDON, June 26- Italy, the euro zone's biggest debtor, risks missing out on cheap foreign funding unless the Treasury can win approval to use controversial derivatives to protect itself against currency swings.

  • Since Detroit filed the biggest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history last July, Syncora has objected to the city's moves nearly every step of the way- from an early agreement with investment banks over interest rate swaps to the more recent "grand bargain" designed to save the Detroit Institute of Arts.

  • WASHINGTON, June 25- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission voted on Wednesday to adopt the first of a series of crucial rules that lay out when foreign banks that deal in derivatives must comply with U.S. regulations.

  • *Investors watching Iraq violence; crude prices rise. *Monsanto rallies after results, General Mills lower. NEW YORK, June 25- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wednesday as the latest economic data came in below expectations, giving investors further reasons to take profits amid ongoing tension in Iraq.

  • BEIJING, June 25- China will encourage banks to sell a greater variety of foreign exchange derivatives as part of a plan to steady the floundering export sector and help companies cope with currency risks.

  • NEW YORK, June 24- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat open on Tuesday, suggesting investors continued to search for direction following a sharp rally that took indexes to records last week.

  • US STOCKS-Futures edge lower, consumer data awaited Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 7:17 AM ET

    NEW YORK, June 24- U.S. stock index futures fell on Tuesday, suggesting investors continued to search for direction following a sharp rally that took indexes to records last week. *Equities had a quiet session on Monday, with trading volume light and moves so slight the S&P 500 had one of its narrowest intraday trading ranges ever, according to MKM Partners.

  • US STOCKS-Futures flat after mixed data overseas Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 7:51 AM ET

    *Wisconsin Energy to buy Integrys for $9.1 bln. NEW YORK, June 23- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Monday, after a six-day rally in the benchmark S&P 500, as upbeat manufacturing data in China was offset by soft readings on business activity in Europe.

  • MARSEILLE, France, June 22- Veolia Environnement, a global leader in water and waste management, has a little local difficulty: an ailing France- Corsica ferry operator that weighs on its shares, gives its CEO nightmares and puts the brakes on its strategic plans.

  • US STOCKS-Futures flat after five-day winning streak Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 7:50 AM ET

    *Oracle slumps in premarket after results. NEW YORK, June 20- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Friday, on the heels of a five-day rally in the S&P 500 that sent the benchmark index to its latest record high, putting it on track for its fourth weekly gain in the last five.

  • US STOCKS-Futures flat in Fed wake, data on tap Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 7:45 AM ET

    *Blackberry jumps in premarket after earnings. NEW YORK, June 19- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Thursday, after four straight days of gains sent the S&P 500 to a fresh record high, ahead of data on the labor market and manufacturing.

  • US STOCKS-Futures little changed ahead of Fed statement Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 7:58 AM ET

    NEW YORK, June 18- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Wednesday, after a three-day winning streak for the S&P 500 index and ahead of a monetary policy announcement by the Federal Reserve.

  • New U.S. CFTC head Massad picks top agency staffers Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 4:34 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, June 17- The new head of the U.S. derivatives regulator on Tuesday filled a number of senior positions, picking a mix of newcomers from Capitol Hill and veterans at the agency, which helps oversee the $710 trillion swaps market.

  • US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Futures turn negative after data Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 8:43 AM ET

    NEW YORK, June 17- U.S. stock index futures turned negative following a set of data on Tuesday that pointed to a slow recovery in the housing sector and inflation pressures.

  • NEW YORK, June 17- U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Tuesday, ahead of impending data on housing and inflation, and as the Federal Reserve prepared to begin a two-day policy meeting. *The S&P 500 has advanced over the past two sessions and is down 0.7 percent from its record close on June 9 as escalating violence in Iraq has given investors reason for caution.

  • *Intel up on outlook, OpenTable soars on Priceline deal. NEW YORK, June 13- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly lower on Friday as some positive corporate news supported markets, though ongoing violence in Iraq gave investors pause.