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  • NEW YORK, Aug 29- U.S. stocks closed out a strong month on a quiet note on Friday, with the S&P 500 posting a modest gain to close at a new record as the latest in a string of positive data helped extend a rally that had been briefly threatened by overseas concerns.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 29- U.S. stocks edged higher in a quiet session on Friday as the latest in a string of positive data pushed investors to extend a rally that had been briefly threatened by overseas concerns, although gains were capped ahead of an extended holiday weekend.

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading:. Bank of America Corp. rose. 5 percent to $16.09 with 48,105,900 shares traded. Ford Motor Co. fell. 1 percent to $17.41 with 15,003,600 shares traded.

  • Stock market edges higher in midday trading Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 12:03 PM ET

    U.S. stock indexes are slightly higher in quiet trading. Chip maker Avago Technologies jumped 9 percent after reporting earnings that beat analysts' estimates. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 21 points, or 0.1 percent, to 17,101 as of noon Eastern time Friday, ahead of the Labor Day weekend in the U.S.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 11:41 a.m. EDT Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 11:41 AM ET

    The bull and bear cases US stock indexes mixed in early trading; Avago jumps after results beat analysts' estimates US consumer spending dips 0.1 percent in July, first decline since January; income weak US consumer sentiment picks up slightly, driven by income and wealth gains among top earners Inflation falls to 0.3 percent in countries that use euro; pressure is on central bank to act German fears of economic impact of Ukraine crisis growing, but Merkel's support strong Malaysia Airlines to shed 6,000 staff as part of overhaul plan after disasters Andrew Garfield fights to save his home in Venice Film Festival drama' 99 Homes' China's Baidu, Tencent, Wanda announce e-commerce venture in challenge to Alibaba Brazil's GDP contracts and sends economy into a recession

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 11:35 a.m. EDT Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    The bull and bear cases US stock indexes mixed in early trading; Avago jumps after results beat analysts' estimates US consumer spending dips 0.1 percent in July, first decline since January; income weak US consumer sentiment picks up slightly, driven by income and wealth gains among top earners Inflation falls to 0.3 percent in countries that use euro; pressure is on central bank to act German fears of economic impact of Ukraine crisis growing, but Merkel's support strong Malaysia Airlines to shed 6,000 staff as part of overhaul plan after disasters Andrew Garfield fights to save his home in Venice Film Festival drama' 99 Homes' China's Baidu, Tencent, Wanda announce e-commerce venture in challenge to Alibaba Brazil's GDP contracts and sends economy into a recession

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 11:32 a.m. EDT Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 11:32 AM ET

    The bull and bear cases US stock indexes mixed in early trading; Avago jumps after results beat analysts' estimates US consumer spending dips 0.1 percent in July, first decline since January; income weak US consumer sentiment picks up slightly, driven by income and wealth gains among top earners Inflation falls to 0.3 percent in countries that use euro; pressure is on central bank to act German fears of economic impact of Ukraine crisis growing, but Merkel's support strong Malaysia Airlines to shed 6,000 staff as part of overhaul plan after disasters Andrew Garfield fights to save his home in Venice Film Festival drama' 99 Homes' China's Baidu, Tencent, Wanda announce e-commerce venture in challenge to Alibaba Brazil's GDP contracts and sends economy into a recession

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 11:31 a.m. EDT Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 11:31 AM ET

    The bull and bear cases US stock indexes mixed in early trading; Avago jumps after results beat analysts' estimates US consumer spending dips 0.1 percent in July, first decline since January; income weak US consumer sentiment picks up slightly, driven by income and wealth gains among top earners Inflation falls to 0.3 percent in countries that use euro; pressure is on central bank to act German fears of economic impact of Ukraine crisis growing, but Merkel's support strong Malaysia Airlines to shed 6,000 staff as part of overhaul plan after disasters Andrew Garfield fights to save his home in Venice Film Festival drama' 99 Homes' China's Baidu, Tencent, Wanda announce e-commerce venture in challenge to Alibaba Brazil's GDP contracts and sends economy into a recession

  • *Wall Street mixed, even after mostly strong economic reports. NEW YORK, Aug 29- Global equity markets wavered and German bond yields edged up from record lows on Friday after euro zone inflation was seen as still not dire enough to drive the European Central Bank to ease monetary policy next week, as many investors have anticipated.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 11:17 a.m. EDT Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 11:17 AM ET

    The bull and bear cases US stock indexes mixed in early trading; Avago jumps after results beat analysts' estimates US consumer spending dips 0.1 percent in July, first decline since January; income weak US consumer sentiment picks up slightly, driven by income and wealth gains among top earners Inflation falls to 0.3 percent in countries that use euro; pressure is on central bank to act German fears of economic impact of Ukraine crisis growing, but Merkel's support strong Malaysia Airlines to shed 6,000 staff as part of overhaul plan after disasters China's Baidu, Tencent, Wanda announce e-commerce venture in challenge to Alibaba Brazil's GDP contracts and sends economy into a recession Feds putting cigarette maker Reynolds American's $25 B takeover of Lorillard under microscope

  • LONDON, Aug 29- Gold prices steadied on Friday, paring earlier losses as stock markets slipped lower on both sides of the Atlantic, and remained on track to end the month with a small gain. Investors remain on edge over tensions between Russia and Ukraine after Ukraine said on Thursday that Russia had moved troops into the country.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 11:09 a.m. EDT Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 11:09 AM ET

    The bull and bear cases US stock indexes mixed in early trading; Avago jumps after results beat analysts' estimates US consumer spending dips 0.1 percent in July, first decline since January; income weak US consumer sentiment picks up slightly, driven by income and wealth gains among top earners Inflation falls to 0.3 percent in countries that use euro; pressure is on central bank to act German fears of economic impact of Ukraine crisis growing, but Merkel's support strong Malaysia Airlines to shed 6,000 staff as part of overhaul plan after disasters China's Baidu, Tencent, Wanda announce e-commerce venture in challenge to Alibaba Brazil's GDP contracts and sends economy into a recession Feds putting cigarette maker Reynolds American's $25 B takeover of Lorillard under microscope

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 11:07 a.m. EDT Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 11:07 AM ET

    The bull and bear cases US stock indexes mixed in early trading; Avago jumps after results beat analysts' estimates US consumer spending dips 0.1 percent in July, first decline since January; income weak US consumer sentiment picks up slightly, driven by income and wealth gains among top earners Inflation falls to 0.3 percent in countries that use euro; pressure is on central bank to act German fears of economic impact of Ukraine crisis growing, but Merkel's support strong Malaysia Airlines to shed 6,000 staff as part of overhaul plan after disasters China's Baidu, Tencent, Wanda announce e-commerce venture in challenge to Alibaba Brazil's GDP contracts and sends economy into a recession Feds putting cigarette maker Reynolds American's $25 B takeover of Lorillard under microscope

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 11 a.m. EDT Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 10:56 AM ET

    The bull and bear cases US stock indexes mixed in early trading; Avago jumps after results beat analysts' estimates US consumer spending dips 0.1 percent in July, first decline since January; income weak US consumer sentiment picks up slightly, driven by income and wealth gains among top earners Inflation falls to 0.3 percent in countries that use euro; pressure is on central bank to act German fears of economic impact of Ukraine crisis growing, but Merkel's support strong Malaysia Airlines to shed 6,000 staff as part of overhaul plan after disasters China's Baidu, Tencent, Wanda announce e-commerce venture in challenge to Alibaba Brazil's GDP contracts and sends economy into a recession Feds putting cigarette maker Reynolds American's $25 B takeover of Lorillard under microscope

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 10:27 a.m. EDT Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 10:27 AM ET

    The bull and bear cases US stock indexes mixed in early trading; Avago jumps after results beat analysts' estimates US consumer spending dips 0.1 percent in July, first decline since January; income weak Inflation falls to 0.3 percent in countries that use euro; pressure is on central bank to act German fears of economic impact of Ukraine crisis growing, but Merkel's support strong Malaysia Airlines to shed 6,000 staff as part of overhaul plan after disasters China's Baidu, Tencent, Wanda announce e-commerce venture in challenge to Alibaba Brazil's GDP contracts and sends economy into a recession Feds putting cigarette maker Reynolds American's $25 B takeover of Lorillard under microscope Big Lots beats 2 Q profit expectations, meets revenue forecasts

  • NEW YORK, Aug 29- U.S. stocks were slightly lower on Friday, with investors finding few reasons to extend a long-running rally, even as the latest economic data joined the trend of better-than-expected reports on the economy.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 10:16 a.m. EDT Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 10:16 AM ET

    The bull and bear cases US stock indexes mixed in early trading; Avago jumps after results beat analysts' estimates US consumer spending dips 0.1 percent in July, first decline since January; income weak Inflation falls to 0.3 percent in countries that use euro; pressure is on central bank to act German fears of economic impact of Ukraine crisis growing, but Merkel's support strong Malaysia Airlines to shed 6,000 staff as part of overhaul plan after disasters China's Baidu, Tencent, Wanda announce e-commerce venture in challenge to Alibaba Brazil's GDP contracts and sends economy into a recession Feds putting cigarette maker Reynolds American's $25 B takeover of Lorillard under microscope Big Lots beats 2 Q profit expectations, meets revenue forecasts

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 10:15 a.m. EDT Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 10:15 AM ET

    The bull and bear cases Malaysia Airlines to shed 6,000 staff as part of overhaul plan after disasters US consumer spending dips 0.1 percent in July, first decline since January; income weak US stock indexes mixed in early trading; Avago jumps after results beat analysts' estimates Brazil's GDP contracts and sends economy into a recession Big Lots beats 2 Q profit expectations, meets revenue forecasts Inflation falls to 0.3 percent in countries that use euro; pressure is on central bank to act China's Baidu, Tencent, Wanda announce e-commerce venture in challenge to Alibaba Feds putting cigarette maker Reynolds American's $25 B takeover of Lorillard under microscope German fears of economic impact of Ukraine crisis growing, but Merkel's support strong

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 10 a.m. EDT Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    The bull and bear cases Malaysia Airlines to shed 6,000 staff as part of overhaul plan after disasters US consumer spending dips 0.1 percent in July, first decline since January; income weak US stock indexes mixed in early trading; Avago jumps after results beat analysts' estimates Brazil's GDP contracts and sends economy into a recession Big Lots beats 2 Q profit expectations, meets revenue forecasts Inflation falls to 0.3 percent in countries that use euro; pressure is on central bank to act China's Baidu, Tencent, Wanda announce e-commerce venture in challenge to Alibaba Feds putting cigarette maker Reynolds American's $25 B takeover of Lorillard under microscope German fears of economic impact of Ukraine crisis growing, but Merkel's support strong

  • US stocks edge higher in early trading Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 9:40 AM ET

    European and Asian markets were mixed after news that Japan and Europe were struggling. Investors are watching the Ukraine conflict for signs of further escalation. Avago Technologies jumped 11 percent after reporting earnings that beat analysts' estimates.