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  • NEW YORK, Dec 9- Stock markets worldwide rose on Monday and the euro climbed to a six-week high against the dollar after Chinese trade and inflation data boosted optimism about the global economy.

  • The FDA released documents about the device, called Watchman, ahead of a meeting on Wednesday of outside medical experts who will consider its risks and benefits and then recommend whether the FDA should approve the product for use in patients.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 9- Wall Street rose modestly on Monday after Chinese inflation data eased worries about policy tightening there, while investors were cautious before speeches on the economy by four top Federal Reserve officials. Richmond Fed Bank President Jeffrey Lacker will speak at an economic outlook conference in Charlotte, North Carolina at 12:30 p.m..

  • Dec 9- Boston Scientific Corp's anti-stroke device did not meet one measure of success in a clinical study of the implant, but other data must be considered when determining overall safety and effectiveness, staff members of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration stressed on Monday.

  • LONDON, Dec 9- Gold edged up on Monday as the dollar eased and investors assessed whether last week's better-than-expected U.S. jobs number was robust enough to lead the Federal Reserve to start withdrawing monetary stimulus soon.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 9- Wall Street rose modestly at the open on Monday, supported by inflation data from China, but gains were likely to be capped with a number of top Federal Reserve officials speaking throughout the day.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 9- Wall Street was set for a slightly higher open on Monday, supported by inflation data from China but gains were likely to be capped with a number of top Federal Reserve officials lined up to speak throughout the day.

  • LONDON, Dec 9- Gold was steady on Monday as the dollar eased and investors assessed whether last week's better-than-expected U.S. jobs number was robust enough to lead the Federal Reserve to start withdrawing monetary stimulus soon. "Clearly the overall tapering is reflected in the gold price," Credit Suisse analyst Karim Cherif said.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 9- U.S. stocks were little changed on Monday as investors waited for a number of top Federal Reserve officials to speak throughout the day for hints on the future of the central bank's stimulus plans. *Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker will speak at an economic outlook conference in Charlotte, North Carolina at 12:30 a.m. ET.

  • LONDON, Dec 9- Gold was little changed on Monday as the dollar eased and investors assessed whether last week's better-than-expected U.S. jobs number was robust enough to lead the Federal Reserve to start a withdrawal of stimulus soon. "Clearly the overall tapering is reflected in the gold price," Credit Suisse analyst Karim cherif said.

  • Dec 9- Acura Pharmaceuticals Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration agreed to review the results of a failed mid-stage trial of a painkiller made with the company's technology designed to deter abuse.

  • TOKYO, Dec 9- Japan's Nikkei stock average climbed as much as 2 percent on Monday morning, buoyed by a slide in the yen after an upbeat U.S. jobs report raised expectations the Federal Reserve will soon begin unwinding its stimulus.

  • Inconclusive data in the United States has given few clues as to when the Federal Reserve might bring its policy of easy money to an end, while markets are still waiting for the European Central Bank to come to the euro zone's rescue again with more than just another interest rate cut.

  • CHICAGO, Dec 6- A top Federal Reserve official, who has been one of the most ardent supporters of the U.S. central bank's bond-buying stimulus program, said he was open to curtailing the purchases this month, although he would prefer to wait.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 6- The dollar rallied against the yen on Friday after stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs data raised chances the Federal Reserve may start paring its bond buying program sooner than expected. U.S. employers added 203,000 new jobs in November, exceeding expectations, and the jobless rate fell to a five-year low of 7.0 percent, the Labor Department said.

  • CHICAGO, Dec 6- A top Federal Reserve official said on Friday he was "open-minded" to the idea of reducing the U.S. central bank's bond purchasing stimulus program this month, but he would like to see a stronger labor market first.

  • CHICAGO, Dec 6- A top Federal Reserve official said on Friday he would ideally like to see more signs of recovery in the labor market before the U.S. central bank reduces its bond-buying stimulus program, although he was open-minded.

  • *Wall Street climbs after upbeat U.S. payrolls report. NEW YORK, Dec 6- Global equity markets surged and the dollar rose against the yen on Friday after stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs data boosted the case for the scaling-back of Federal Reserve stimulus later this month.

  • *Fed to buy $4.25 billion to $5.25 billion notes due 2017, 2018. NEW YORK, Dec 6- U.S. "The market reacted pretty violently to the report and I think a lot of people got caught in the hole," said Charles Comiskey, head of Treasuries trading at Bank of Nova Scotia in New York.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 6- U.S. employers hired more workers than expected in November and the jobless rate fell to a five-year low of 7.0 percent, which could fan speculation the Federal Reserve could start reducing its bond purchases this month. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 203,000 new jobs last month, the Labor Department said on Friday.

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