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  • NEW YORK, Aug 22- Wall Street and other stock markets paused while the dollar rose on Friday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said policymakers eyeing interest rate hikes need to move cautiously, while worsening Ukraine tensions dogged trading.

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading:. Bank of America Corp. fell. 2 percent to $16.13 with 105,702,200 shares traded. Citigroup Inc. fell. 3 percent to $50.93 with 19,819,600 shares traded.

  • Stocks little changed on Ukraine, Yellen speech Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 11:59 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks are little changed at midday after a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen left investors unsure on how the bank will proceed on interest rates. Investors were also monitoring another flare-up in tensions between Ukraine and Russia. Aeropostale plunged 10 percent after forecasting a big loss in the current quarter.

  • Ukraine jitters send US stocks slightly lower Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 9:39 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks are little edging lower in early trading amid concerns of an escalation in the Ukrainian crisis after a Russian aid convoy entered the country. Investors are also looking ahead to a meeting of central bankers for clues about when the U.S. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 20 points, or 0.1 percent, to 17,018 as of 9:37 a.m. Eastern time Friday.

  • *Russia aid convoy crossed border without OK, Ukraine says. NEW YORK, Aug 22- U.S. stock index futures were slightly lower on Friday, after the latest flare of tensions between Ukraine and Russia and ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.

  • *FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.4 pct, Euro STOXX 50 down 0.8 pct. *Ukraine concerns unleash volatility into market. LONDON, Aug 22- European shares fell on Friday following a brisk two-week rally as a ratcheting up of tensions in Ukraine fed into investors already cautious ahead of a speech by U.S.

  • HONG KONG, Aug 22- Hong Kong shares rose on Friday, tracking gains in the U.S. after upbeat economic data sparked a record close on Wall Street. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong slipped 0.4 percent for the week, despite a rise of 1.1 percent on Friday.

  • Stocks are mostly lower as Ukraine tensions flare Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 1:43 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The stock market paused Friday, following four days of gains, after a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen left investors unsure about how the nation's most important financial voice feels about raising interest rates in the coming months.

  • HONG KONG, Aug 22- China shares edged higher at midday Friday, helped by blue-chips, and might produce a sixth straight weekly gain, which would be the longest such streak since March 2012. Hong Kong shares also rose, tracking gains in most other Asian markets after upbeat U.S. economic data sparked another record close on Wall Street.

  • Nikkei rises for 10th day on strong U.S. shares, data Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 10:14 PM ET

    *Shinsei rises on report it plans to bid for Citi's Japan retail banking business. TOKYO, Aug 22- Japan's Nikkei share average rose for the 10th consecutive session on Friday morning thanks to a record close on Wall Street after upbeat U.S. economic data.

  • TOKYO, Aug 22- Asian shares rose in early trading on Friday, after upbeat U.S. data sparked another record close on Wall Street. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.1 percent in early trading, on track for a weekly gain of 0.4 percent.

  • *Investors await Yellen speech from Jackson Hole conference. NEW YORK, Aug 21- U.S. stocks ended higher on Thursday, with the S&P 500 at a record after a flurry of positive economic data, as investors hoped for signs from an annual meeting of central bankers that interest-rate hikes are not imminent.

  • S&P 500 closes at a record; Hewlett-Packard gains Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 4:08 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Another round of buying on the stock market is sending the Standard& Poor's 500 index to its latest record high. That's four points above the record close it reached July 24. Hewlett-Packard rose 5 percent after the company reported its first sales increase in nearly three years.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 21- U.S. stocks closed higher on Thursday, with the S&P 500 ending at a record on a flurry of positive economic data. Trading was light as investors waited for possible clues about interest rates from central bankers attending an annual meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at 1 p.m.:. Bank of America Corp. rose 2.6 percent to $15.92 with 71,947,500 shares traded. Citigroup Inc. rose 1.5 percent to $50.56 with 8,811,400 shares traded.

  • Stocks move higher; S&P 500 heading for a record Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 11:55 AM ET

    NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are moving mostly higher, pushing the Standard& Poor's 500 index closer toward another record close. The S&P 500 rose four points, or 0.3 percent, to 1,990 as of noon Eastern time Thursday. Hewlett-Packard rose 5 percent after the company reported its first sales increase in nearly three years.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 21- Global equity markets edged higher on Thursday, with the S&P 500 hitting an all-time high, as U.S. and German data drove confidence on economic growth and helped extend a stock rally.

  • *Family Dollar rejects Dollar General buyout offer. NEW YORK, Aug 21- U.S. stocks inched higher on Thursday and the S&P notched a record high as a flurry of data pointed to steady improvement in the economy and investors awaited the start of a meeting of top central bankers and economists in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

  • Stocks open higher; S&P 500 heading for a record Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 9:38 AM ET

    NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are opening higher, pushing the Standard& Poor's 500 index closer toward another record high. Hormel Foods rose 4 percent. The maker of Spam, Dinty Moore stew and other products reported higher profits in its latest quarter.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 21- U.S. stocks opened little changed on Thursday as many investors held off on making bets ahead of the start of a meeting of top central bankers and economists in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, though jobless claims data pointed to continued improvement in the labor market.