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  • *Rest of Asia stocks sag after Wall St dips on sharp oil fall. The rest of Asian equity markets lagged Japan after a sharp pullback in oil prices dulled risk appetite and sent Wall Street lower overnight. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.3 percent, with South Korean and Australian shares posting light losses.

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Thursday Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 5:03 PM ET

    U.S. stocks ended mostly lower on Thursday, tipping the Dow Jones Industrial average and Standard& Poor's 500 index slightly below their recent all-time highs. Energy stocks fell more than the rest of the market as the price of oil plunged again. Chevron and Exxon Mobil were among the biggest decliners in the Dow.

  • *Salesforce.com climbs after results, outlook. Among the top boosts for the Nasdaq and S&P 500 were shares of Avago Technologies, which jumped 14.7 percent to $129.25. The company reached a deal to acquire Emulex for $8 per share.

  • Monster Beverage tops Street 4Q forecasts Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 4:31 PM ET

    CORONA, Calif. _ Monster Beverage Corp. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $125.3 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 59 cents per share. Monster Beverage shares have increased 15 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed 2.5 percent.

  • *Salesforce.com climbs after results, outlook. Avago Technologies jumped 13.2 percent to $129.47 as the best performer on both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 index after the company reached a deal to acquire Emulex for $8 per share. Emulex shares surged 25.4 percent to $7.97.

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 1:19 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading:. AT&T Inc. rose. 8 percent to $34.50 with 22,938,400 shares traded. Bank of America Corp. fell 2.7 percent to $16.04 with 138,825,000 shares traded.

  • *Germany's DAX share index sets new record high. *Royal Bank of Scotland falls after reporting losses. Germany's DAX set a new life-time high, the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 and the broader STOXX 600 share indexes climbed to their highest level in more than seven years, and France's CAC touched its highest level since mid-2008.

  • The Dow fell 10 points, or 0.1 percent, to 18,213 as of 11:45 a.m. Eastern time Thursday. Chevron and Exxon Mobil were among the biggest decliners in the Dow. Sears fell 7 percent after the company reported its fourth straight year of falling profit and revenue.

  • *Salesforce.com climbs after results, outlook. NEW YORK, Feb 26- U.S. stocks held near the unchanged mark on Thursday in the wake of a mixed bag of economic data, with the Dow and S&P 500 holding just off record highs while the Nasdaq advanced modestly. The market is "just digesting what we have already received and waiting for what is coming next week to find a better...

  • European stocks set new multi-year highs, InBev helps Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 10:26 AM ET

    *Royal Bank of Scotland fall after reporting losses. LONDON, Feb 26- Major European share indexes climbed to new multi-year highs on Thursday, with the world's largest brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev leading the food and beverages sector higher after announcing a sharply higher dividend and a share buyback plan. Belgium- based InBev rose 3.2 percent after...

  • Chevron and Exxon Mobil were among the biggest decliners in the Dow Jones industrial average, which eased back from its latest all-time high. Benchmark U.S. crude oil fell $2.82 to close at $48.17 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Among individual Dow members, Chevron lost $1.52, or 1.4 percent, to $107.06 while Exxon Mobil slid 95 cents, or 1.1 percent, to...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 26- U.S. stocks opened little changed on Thursday in the wake of a mixed bag of economic data, after the Dow edged up to a new record a day earlier and the Nasdaq snapped a 10- session winning streak.

  • *Allianz drops as dividend hike disappoints. LONDON, Feb 26- European shares rose on Thursday as a rally in metals prices pushed basic resources stocks higher, sending the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 to a new multi-year high and Germany's DAX to a record peak. The STOXX Europe 600 Basic Resources index rose 1.6 percent, to be the top sectoral gainer, after copper...

  • TOKYO, Feb 26- Foreign investors bought 1.13 trillion yen of Japanese cash shares and futures last week, their largest net buying in more than three months, helping to drive Japanese stock prices to 15- year highs. They bought 153.8 billion yen of cash stocks, data from the Tokyo Stock Exchange showed, and also bought 978.8 billion yen of Japanese stock futures,...

  • Global stocks higher on Chinese, German data Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 3:19 AM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— Global stocks were mostly higher Thursday on upbeat corporate earnings and rising Chinese factory output after the chairwoman of the U.S. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 was nearly flat at 6,937.52 while Germany's DAX inched up 0.1 percent to 11,221.95. ASIA'S DAY: Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 1.1 percent to 18,785.79 while Hong Kong's Hang...

  • Feb 26- Hong Kong shares finished up on Thursday after a strong rally on Chinese markets, but underperformed mainland boards as Hong Kong investors sold off selected heavyweights in real estate, information technology and gaming giant Sands China, seen as hurt by China's anti-corruption campaign. The Hang Seng index rose 0.5 percent, to 24,902.06, while the...

  • MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell about 0.2 percent, as investors took profits after Yellen's testimony and a China factory survey's better-than-expected headline number lifted it to a five-month high on Wednesday. Japan's Nikkei stock average outperformed, rising about 0.9 percent to a 15- year high, helped by news that the...

  • *Pension fund investment strategy also lifts sentiment- analysts SoftBank, Fast Retailing contribute half Nikkei gains. TOKYO, Feb 26- Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a fresh 15- year high on Thursday morning after hedge funds were seen buying futures, while index-heavyweight stocks rose as investors' risk appetite improved on benign comments by Fed...

  • TOKYO, Feb 26- Asian shares prices held near five-month highs on Thursday after upbeat U.S. housing and Chinese factory data, while the dollar nursed modest losses following Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's comments. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan stood little changed near the five-month high hit on Wednesday while Japan's...

  • L Brands beats Street 4Q forecasts Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 5:19 PM ET

    COLUMBUS, Ohio _ L Brands Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $564.8 million. L Brands expects full-year earnings to be $3.45 to $3.65 per share. L Brands shares have climbed roughly 7 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has increased almost 3 percent.