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  • TOKYO, July 25- Asian shares pulled away from this week's three-year highs on Friday after a mostly flat day on Wall Street, though a fresh S&P closing record and upbeat U.S. employment data underpinned sentiment.

  • JGBs edge down on weaker Treasuries, firmer Nikkei Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 11:05 PM ET

    TOKYO, July 25- Japanese government bond prices slipped on Friday, weighed down by higher Tokyo shares and an overnight retreat in U.S. The benchmark 10- year JGB yield rose 0.5 basis point to 0.525 percent. The JGB market showed little reaction to a rise in Japan's June core CPI, as the rise of 3.3 percent from the previous month was in line with forecasts.

  • *Index heavy Fanuc contributes 27 points, or more than a quarter of Nikkei gains. TOKYO, July 25- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Friday after the S&P 500 set another record closing high and as index heavyweight Fanuc Corp jumped after reporting strong profits.

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average did Thursday Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 5:07 PM ET

    Major U.S. stock indexes ended roughly where they began Thursday, despite investors having to work through a busy day of corporate earnings and two economic reports. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 2.83 points, or 0.02 percent, to close at 17,083.80. The Standard& Poor's 500 index rose 0.97 of a point, or 0.05 percent, to 1,987.98.

  • US stocks end little changed after mixed news Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 4:26 PM ET

    NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are ending little changed after a day of mixed signals on corporate earnings and the economy. The Standard& Poor's 500 index rose less than one point, or 0.05 percent, to close at 1,897.98 Thursday, barely topping a record set the day before.

  • *U.S. stocks edge up along with MSCI world index. "The lower-than-expected U.S. initial jobless claims has made people focus on the improving labor market situation," said Ian Lyngen, senior government bond strategist, at CRT Capital in Stamford, Connecticut.

  • The PHLX housing sector index fell 2.36 percent, with shares of D.R. Horton Inc, the No. 1 U.S. homebuilder, dropping more than 3 percent. D.R. Horton spooked investors on Thursday when it reported a 23- percent drop in third-quarter profit.

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 1:23 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading:. AT&T Inc. fell 1.1 percent to $35.50 with 43,462,800 shares traded. Advanced Micro Devices Inc. fell. 8 percent to $3.73 with 27,512,600 shares traded.

  • *U.S. stocks edge up along with MSCI world index. "The lower-than-expected U.S. initial jobless claims has made people focus on the improving labor market situation," said Ian Lyngen, senior government bond strategist, at CRT Capital in Stamford, Connecticut.

  • European shares boosted by data, Spanish results Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 12:41 PM ET

    *Euro STOXX 50 up 0.8 pct, FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.5 pct. The euro zone Euro STOXX 50 closed 0.8 percent higher at 3,220.07 points, while the broader FTSEurofirst 300 index index rose 0.5 percent to 1,381.97 points.

  • US stocks rise at midday on stronger earnings Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 12:12 PM ET

    United Continental Holdings jumped 3 percent. United Airlines profit in the second quarter topped expectations and marked a turnaround from the first quarter, when it was the only major U.S. carrier to report a loss. The Labor Department said weekly applications for unemployment aid dropped to their lowest reading since February 2006.

  • Euro zone shares boosted by data, Spanish results Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 11:19 AM ET

    *Euro STOXX 50 up 0.5 pct, FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.2 pct. The euro zone Euro STOXX 50 index was up 0.5 percent at 3,209.70 points, while the broader FTSEurofirst 300 index index was up 0.2 percent at 1,378.97 points by 1453 GMT.

  • NEW YORK, July 24- Major global stock markets edged higher while the euro rose from an eight-month low against the U.S. dollar on Thursday following upbeat euro zone data and stronger-than-expected U.S. earnings.

  • LONDON, July 24- Gold dropped to its lowest level in a month on Thursday, extending an earlier fall to below $1,300 an ounce as robust economic data from the United States, China and the euro zone deterred investors from buying into safe-haven assets.

  • US stocks open higher as investors gauge earnings Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 9:44 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The U.S. stock market is opening slightly higher as several big companies across industries report second-quarter earnings. It reported second-quarter earnings early Thursday that climbed 6 percent on gains in Europe.

  • NEW YORK, July 24- U.S. stocks opened slightly higher on Thursday, following a record close on the S&P 500 index, lifted by strong job market data in the United States and overseas factory readings, while better than forecast results sent Facebook shares rallying.

  • After much movement, stocks end where they began Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 9:25 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Only Wall Street could make the buying and selling of more than 3 billion shares look like nothing happened. "It's a stock-specific market right now," said Ryan Larson, head of equity trading at RBC Global Asset Management. Facebook's stock rose 5 percent while Caterpillar's fell 3 percent after the companies each reported quarterly results.

  • *Facebook rallies on results; market value near IBM's. *U.S. manufacturing data due; Europe, China upbeat. NEW YORK, July 24- U.S. stock index futures rose on Thursday, following a record close on the S&P 500 index, lifted by strong job market data in the United States and overseas factory readings, while better than forecast results sent Facebook shares rallying.

  • US STOCKS-Earnings, overseas data lift futures Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 8:09 AM ET

    *U.S. manufacturing data due; Europe, China upbeat. NEW YORK, July 24- U.S. stock index futures rose on Thursday, following a record close on the S&P 500 index, lifted by strong data overseas and better than forecast results from Facebook.

  • *US tech stocks buoyed by Apple; Facebook at record high. Those measures were proposed after a Malaysian Airlines plane was downed over Ukraine last week, killing 298, possibly by a missile furnished by Russia.