NEW YORK, April 17- U.S. stock index futures remained little changed after data showed the number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose less than expected last week and remained near its pre-recession levels.» Read More
MILAN, March 7- A Milan appeals court has acquitted four international banks, including JPMorgan and UBS, found guilty in an earlier trial of mis-selling derivatives to the city of Milan.
*FireEye shares decline after secondary offering. *Cerberus Capital to buy Safeway; Safeway shares slip. President Barack Obama over Moscow's military intervention in Crimea, saying Russia could not ignore calls for help from Russian speakers in Ukraine.
WASHINGTON, March 6- Three nominees to head the U.S. derivatives regulator met little pushback in the Senate on Thursday as the agency heads into quieter waters after the departure of Gary Gensler, the former chief who was deemed overly aggressive by big banks and other critics.
*Societe Generale says lawsuit's claims unsubstantiated. In the filing with the U.S. District Court in Manhattan dated March 3, New York resident Kevin Maher, who says he bought and sold gold and gold futures and options, alleged the banks overseeing the benchmark- Societe Generale, Deutsche Bank, Barclays, Bank of Nova Scotia and HSBC- colluded to manipulate it.
WASHINGTON, March 4- The White House on Tuesday asked Congress to ramp up funding for the U.S. securities regulator, but caused an outcry from the top derivatives regulator by scaling back its prior request for a boost for that agency.
*RadioShack sales tumble, will close stores, shares pummeled. NEW YORK, March 4- U.S. stock index futures rallied on Tuesday after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered troops involved in a military exercise near the Russian border with Ukraine back to their bases, easing East-West fears of a possible war in the region.
NEW YORK, March 4- U.S. stock index futures rallied on Tuesday after President Vladimir Putin ordered troops, involved in a military exercise near the Russian border with Ukraine, back to their bases, easing East-West fears of a possible war in the region.
NEW YORK, March 3- JPMorgan Chase& Co will pay $400 million to settle lawsuits brought by bond insurer Syncora Guarantee Inc over toxic mortgage-backed securities, according to the insurer. Brian Marchiony, a spokesman for JPMorgan, declined on Monday to comment on the Syncora settlement.
*Gold stocks rise, tracking the metal's price move. NEW YORK, March 3- U.S. stock index futures tumbled on Monday, alongside other risk assets, as Ukraine and Russia mobilized for war with Russian President Vladimir Putin declaring he had the right to invade his neighbor. The United States threatened to isolate Russia economically after Putin's declaration.
*Citigroup lowers 2013 profit as a result of fraud. *Salesforce.com raises revenue outlook, shares up. NEW YORK, Feb 28- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly lower open on Wall Street Friday, with the S&P 500 coming off a record close and after the U.S. government slashed its estimate for fourth-quarter economic growth.
*Salesforce.com raises revenue outlook, shares up. NEW YORK, Feb 28- U.S. stock index futures dipped on Friday, with investors reluctant to make big bets after the S&P 500 closed at a record and ahead of closely watched data on economic growth.
*6.20 yuan per dollar seen as inflection point below which losses multiply. HONG KONG, Feb 28- China's weakening of the yuan over the past 10 days has exposed risks created by the rapid growth of offshore derivative products, with holders seen potentially facing billions of dollars of losses if the currency keeps falling.
NEW YORK, Feb 27- A New York appeals court on Thursday revived Assured Guaranty Corp's claims for certain damages in its lawsuit against Credit Suisse Group AG over allegedly defective loans underlying mortgage-backed securities.
*Retailers look to rise after J.C. Penny, Best Buy results. NEW YORK, Feb 27- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly lower open on Thursday, with a better-than-expected read on durable goods helping to offset geopolitical uncertainty in Ukraine.
*J.C. Penney and Best Buy rally in premarket after results. NEW YORK, Feb 27- U.S. stock index futures fell on Thursday, with the S&P 500 poised to recede further from record levels amid political uncertainty in Ukraine and ahead of comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.
NEW YORK, Feb 26- The bitcoin derivatives market BTC.sx has suspended trading after its key bitcoin exchange partner, Tokyo- based Mt. Gox, went dark this week following weeks of turmoil, the company's chief operating officer George Samman said.
*S&P 500 has been unable to close at a record this week. NEW YORK, Feb 26- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open on Wall Street Wednesday, indicating the S&P 500 would again make a run at record levels that have been serving as resistance.
*Home Depot shares gain in premarket after results. NEW YORK, Feb 25- U.S. stock index futures edged lower on Tuesday, with investors finding few reasons to buy following a rally that took the S&P 500 to an all-time intraday high.
*Priceline and Hewlett-Packard both top expectations. *Groupon tumbles in premarket after forecasting loss. NEW YORK, Feb 21- U.S. stock index futures rose on Friday, indicating that a rally that lifted the S&P 500 close to record levels in the previous session could continue, following some strong results from technology companies.
NEW YORK, Feb 20- U.S. stock index futures turned positive after an industry report showed U.S. manufacturing activity accelerated in February at its fastest pace in nearly four years.