NEW YORK, Dec 5- Treasury yields hit three-month highs and U.S. stocks closed down for a fifth straight day on Thursday as robust economic and labor market data raised expectations of an imminent cutback in the Federal Reserve's stimulus.» Read More
NEW YORK, Dec 5- Treasury yields hit three-month highs and U.S. stocks edged lower on Thursday, under pressure for a fifth straight session, as robust economic and labor market data raised expectations of an imminent cutback of stimulus by the U.S.
*Apple hits 52- week high after China Mobile comments. *J.C. Penney falls on Morgan Stanley note. NEW YORK, Dec 5- U.S. stocks edged lower on Thursday after a round of mixed economic data left traders guessing how soon the Federal Reserve would begin to wind down an asset-purchase program that has helped equities rally.
*FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.6 pct, Euro STOXX 50 down 0.7 pct. PARIS, Dec 5- European stocks fell on Thursday, hitting seven-week lows, as investors fretted about the risk of deflation in the euro zone while healthy U.S. economic data fuelled concern the Federal Reserve may soon start reducing its stimulus.
NEW YORK, Dec 5- U.S. stocks opened slightly lower on Thursday as traders fretted that strong labor market and economic growth data could make the Federal Reserve push forward a timetable to wind down its asset purchases program.
*China Mobile signs deal with Apple- report. NEW YORK, Dec 5- U.S. stocks were set to open lower on Thursday, as investors ruminated over whether healthy data on the labor market and economic growth may prompt the Federal Reserve to accelerate its timetable to wind down its monetary stimulus.
NEW YORK, Dec 5- U.S. stock index futures turned negative on Thursday after data showed the U.S. economy grew faster than initially estimated in the third quarter and jobless claims fell for a third straight week.
TOKYO, Dec 5- Japan's Nikkei fell on Thursday, adding to the previous session's worst one-day drop in six weeks, as investors stayed cautious ahead of Friday's U.S. jobs report that may give more clues as to when the Federal Reserve will reduce its stimulus.
NEW YORK, Dec 4- U.S. stocks ended lower on Wednesday for a fourth session while Treasury yields rose as traders were cautious ahead of jobs data later in the week that could determine whether the Federal Reserve will cut its stimulus soon.
NEW YORK, Dec 4- The Dow and the S&P 500 finished lower for the fourth consecutive session on Wednesday after investors found few reasons to make big moves, with uncertainty remaining over when the Federal Reserve will start to slow its stimulus.
NEW YORK, Dec 4- The Dow and the S&P 500 closed down for a fourth consecutive session on Wednesday as uncertainty grew over when the Federal Reserve will start to slow its stimulus. Based on the latest available data, the Dow Jones industrial average fell 24.85 points, or 0.16 percent, to end unofficially at 15,889.77.
NEW YORK-- A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at 1 p.m.:. Advanced Micro Devices Inc. fell 2.8 percent to $3.52 with 14,687,200 shares traded. Alcoa Inc. rose. 5 percent to $9.47 with 16,401,000 shares traded.
*Investors unsure of timing for Fed's tapering. NEW YORK, Dec 4- U.S. stocks edged lower in choppy trading on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 falling for a fourth session in a row, as U.S. economic data sparked speculation on how soon before the Federal Reserve starts to wind down its stimulus program.
*Stocks down as ADP, home sales data counter services numbers. NEW YORK, Dec 4- U.S. stocks fell back on Wednesday after a brief rebound while Treasury yields edged higher as strong data on U.S. private-sector jobs growth and home sales raised expectations that the Federal Reserve will roll back its stimulus sooner than later.
*Wall Street higher after weak start on mixed data. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Dec 4- Stocks edged higher after a weak start on Wall Street on Wednesday, while Treasury yields rose after strong data on U.S. private-sector jobs growth and home sales raised expectations that the Federal Reserve will roll back its stimulus sooner than later.
NEW YORK, Dec 4- U.S. stocks fell at the open on Wednesday as investors fretted that strong private jobs data could give the Federal Reserve ammunition to scale back an asset purchase program that has boosted equities for much of the year.
NEW YORK, Dec 4- U.S. stocks were poised for a lower open on Wednesday, after a strong reading on private payrolls bolstered investors' expectations that the U.S. Many market participants expect the Fed to announce a cut to its $85 billion in monthly bond purchases in March, but recent economic data has suggested the move may come even sooner.
NEW YORK, Dec 4- U.S. stock index futures retreated following a stronger-than-expected private sector employment report. S&P 500 futures fell 5.9 points and were below fair value, a formula that evaluates pricing by taking into account interest rates, dividends and time to expiration of the contract.
LONDON, Dec 4- Asia- focused bank Standard Chartered warned that profit is likely to fall this year after a slowdown in Asian growth over the past five months. Standard Chartered shares were down 4.5 percent at 0837 GMT, the biggest faller on the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index.
LONDON, Dec 4- European shares edged higher in early trading on Wednesday, with a sharp decline in the previous session to a six-week closing low prompting investors to look for bargains. At 0809 GMT, the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was up 0.1 percent at 1,282.49 points after slipping 1.5 percent on Tuesday to its lowest closing since Oct. 23.
HONG KONG, Dec 4- Shanghai shares closed at their highest in nearly three months on Wednesday, led by gains in agricultural technology and construction-related companies after the country's decision-making Politburo pledged to push forward with land reforms. The CSI300 of the leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings also climbed 1.3 percent.