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  • NEW YORK, Sept 22- Clorox Co's shares hit a new year-high on Monday and volume on the home cleaning products maker's options soared after the company said it is discontinuing its Venezuela operations and will look to divest its assets as the business is no longer viable.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 22- Concern about a potential economic slowdown in China pressured world stock indexes on Monday while Brent crude oil fell below $97 a barrel on sluggish demand and ample supplies. In remarks on Sunday, Finance Minister Lou Jiwei said China wouldn't dramatically alter its economic policy because of any one economic indicator.

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 2:12 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading:. Alcoa Inc. fell 2.3 percent to $15.83 with 22,421,800 shares traded. Alpha Natural Resources Inc. fell 9.4 percent to $2.70 with 22,178,100 shares traded.

  • Recent data in China has been disappointing, leading many analysts to lower their growth forecasts and hope for more aggressive accommodations from the government. In remarks on Sunday, Finance Minister Lou Jiwei said China wouldn't dramatically alter its economic policy because of any one economic indicator.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 22- Retail stocks were lower on Monday, dropping along with weakness in the broader market, but Morgan Stanley sees a higher-than-average likelihood that many stocks in the sector could receive acquisition offers in the coming year.

  • US stocks fall as China weighs on markets Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 11:57 AM ET

    NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are falling as investors worry about new signs of weakness in China's economy. The Standard& Poor's 500 dropped 16 points, or 0.8 percent, to 1,994 as of noon Eastern time Monday. Home builder stocks fell after the National Association of Realtors said sales of previously occupied homes fell 1.8 percent last month.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St falls on China demand concerns Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 11:49 AM ET

    Recent data in China has been weak, leading many analysts to lower their growth forecasts and hope for more aggressive accommodations from the government. In remarks on Sunday, Finance Minister Lou Jiwei said China wouldn't dramatically alter its economic policy because of any one economic indicator.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 22- Concern about a potential economic slowdown in China pressured world stock indexes on Monday while Brent crude oil fell below $97 a barrel on sluggish demand and ample supplies.

  • US STOCKS-Chinese ADRs fall sharply on the day Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 11:07 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 22- Chinese companies traded in the United States were lower on Monday, dropping heavily after China's finance minister indicated that the country would not increase its stimulus measures. Recent data in China has been weak, leading many analyst to lower their growth forecasts and hope for more aggressive accommodations from the government.

  • European shares fall on China growth jitters Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 10:42 AM ET

    PARIS/ LONDON, Sept 22- European shares fell on Monday, with a benchmark index retreating from the previous session's near-seven-year high, as concern over the pace of growth in China knocked down mining heavyweights such as Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton.

  • US stocks open lower on weakness in China Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 9:36 AM ET

    NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are opening lower as investors worry about some soft economic data from China and a profit warning by the British retailer Tesco. Yahoo fell 3 percent, the most in the S&P 500.. Sigma-Aldrich rose the most, 34 percent.

  • 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.

  • European shares dip on China growth jitters Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 7:23 AM ET

    PARIS/ LONDON, Sept 22- European shares fell on Monday, with a benchmark retreating from a near seven-year high touched in the previous session, as concerns over the pace of growth in China knocked lower mining heavyweights such as Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton.

  • HONG KONG, Sept 22- Hong Kong shares closed at two-month lows on Monday, as investors fretted that a private preliminary factory survey due on Tuesday could provide more evidence of a slowdown in China. Index heavyweights were battered on Monday, with Tencent Holdings down 3.3 percent while PetroChina shed 2.5 percent.

  • TOKYO, Sept 22- Japan's Nikkei share average dropped on Monday as investors booked gains in heavyweight Softbank after the listing of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, but the broader market held firmer near six-year high. The Nikkei declined 0.7 percent to 16,205.90, with a 6.1 percent slide in Softbank shares accounting for more than a half of the benchmark's fall.

  • US stocks drop as China, oil weigh on markets Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 1:36 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Worries about the outlook for growth in China and a slide in the price of oil pushed the stock market to its biggest loss in almost seven weeks Monday. Investors are nervous about China following a run of soft economic data that suggests growth in the world's second-largest economy is slowing.

  • *Agile Property plunges after rights issue plan. HONG KONG, Sept 22- Hong Kong shares slumped to two-month lows on Monday, as investors fretted that a preliminary factory survey on Tuesday could provide more evidence of a slowdown in China. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong slid 1.8 percent to its lowest since July 22.

  • Asian shares slip on jitters over China growth Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 | 11:24 PM ET

    South Korea's Kospi fell 1 percent to 2,032.97 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng index dropped 1.2 percent to 24,006.28. THE QUOTE: "All eyes will be on China's HSBC flash PMI after the recent spate of soft data, especially industrial production and property prices last week," Mizuho Bank said in a commentary. HSBC's gauge of China manufacturing is due Tuesday.

  • *Nikkei heavyweight Softbank falls on profit-taking after Alibaba. TOKYO, Sept 22- Japan's Nikkei share average dropped on Monday as investors booked gains in heavyweight Softbank after the listing of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, but the broader market held firm near six-year high.

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average did Friday Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    NEW YORK— U.S. stock indexes ended mixed on a day when the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba made its big debut on the New York Stock Exchange. The Standard& Poor's 500 index slipped less than a point on Friday but still finished with its best weekly gain in a month. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 13.75 points, or 0.1 percent, to 17,279.74.