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  • NEW YORK, June 11- U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday, with the Dow and S&P 500 pulling back from recent record highs following the World Bank's reduction of its global growth forecast. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 102.04 points or 0.60 percent, to end unofficially at 16,843.88. The S&P 500 declined 6.90 points or 0.35 percent, to finish unofficially at 1,943.89.

  • *Bank of America shares biggest drag on S&P 500. *World Bank cuts global 2014 outlook. NEW YORK, June 11- U.S. stocks dropped on Wednesday, with the Dow and S&P 500 pulling back from recent record highs, following the World Bank's reduction of its global growth forecast.

  • OECD recommends Canada tighten mortgage insurance further Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 3:05 PM ET

    OTTAWA, June 11- The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development endorsed the Bank of Canada's accommodative monetary policy on Wednesday but recommended that Canadian authorities tighten mortgage insurance further to promote financial stability. The Bank of Canada has kept its policy rate at 1 percent since September 2010.

  • NEW YORK, June 11- Stocks retreated from recent highs on Wednesday, pressured by a lower World Bank growth forecast and a profit warning from Lufthansa, while crude oil rose on fears of disrupted supply from Iraq.

  • Supply tremors shake OPEC equilibrium Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 10:38 AM ET

    *Iraq fears join Libya and Iran supply uncertainty. VIENNA, June 11- OPEC sailed through a brief, calm meeting on Wednesday- even as oil prices rose to $110 on barrel on concern renewed strife could hit Iraq's output and deepen a supply shortfall from chaotic Libya and sanctions-bound Iran.

  • VIENNA, June 11- OPEC agreed on Wednesday to renew its oil production ceiling of 30 million barrels a day for the second half of this year, in a widely anticipated decision.

  • VIENNA, June 11- OPEC has agreed to renew for the second half of 2014 its oil production ceiling of 30 million barrels a day, Nigeria Oil Minister Diezani Alison-Madueke said at the end of the meeting on Wednesday.

  • WASHINGTON, June 10- The World Bank on Tuesday trimmed its global growth forecast, saying a confluence of events, from the Ukraine crisis to unusually cold weather in the United States, dampened economic expansion in the first half of the year.

  • *OPEC set to leave 30 million bpd output ceiling as is. VIENNA, June 10- An oil price comfortably over $100 a barrel leaves smiling OPEC ministers with an easy task to leave things as they are on output policy at their Wednesday meeting.

  • ATHENS, June 10- Greece needs to improve the efficiency of its public sector dramatically to meet fiscal targets and avoid new austerity measures, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday.

  • Who's happy about oil over $100? OPEC, of course Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 9:39 AM ET
    OPEC headquarters in Vienna, Austria.

    Oil sitting comfortably over $100 a barrel leaves OPEC ministers with an easy task to leave output steady at their meeting.

  • CHISINAU/ TBILISI, June 10- Undeterred by the conflict triggered by Ukraine's swing towards Europe, the former Soviet republics of Moldova and Georgia will sign a trade and political pact with the European Union this month with Russia warning both countries against the move.

  • *OPEC set to leave 30 million bpd output ceiling as is. VIENNA, June 10- An oil price comfortably over $100 a barrel leaves smiling OPEC ministers with an easy task to leave things as they are on output policy at their Wednesday meeting.

  • BRUSSELS, June 10- The European Commission delivered a formal warning to the Philippines and Papua New Guinea on Tuesday over illegal fishing, a step that could lead to a ban on exporting to the European Union, the world's biggest fish importer.

  • *Libya arrives for OPEC meet with exports at a trickle. LONDON, June 10- Brent crude steadied around $110 a barrel on Tuesday, supported by tight supply and hopes of healthy demand growth from the world's top two oil consumers, the United States and China.

  • MOSCOW, June 10- Natural gas supplies to Ukraine and the European Union were stable on Tuesday after a Russian deadline passed for Kiev to pay off some of its debts or face a supply cut, sources at Russian exporter Gazprom said.

  • *Libya arrives for OPEC meet with exports at a trickle. SINGAPORE, June 10- Brent futures rose above $110 a barrel on Tuesday, a day after posting their biggest daily percentage gain in nearly two months, on hopes of healthy demand growth from the United States and China- the world's top two oil consumers.

  • *Libya arrives for OPEC meet with exports at a trickle. SINGAPORE, June 10- Brent futures rose above $110 a barrel on Tuesday, after posting their biggest daily gain in nearly two months in the previous session, on hopes of healthy demand growth from the United States and China- the world's top two oil consumers.

  • Libya arrives for OPEC with exports at a trickle Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 3:42 PM ET

    LONDON, June 9- Libya's attendance at Wednesday's OPEC meeting will be an oddity for historians of the oil exporters club- a member with virtually no oil for sale.

  • *Gazprom says Kiev owes more than $4 billion. BRUSSELS, June 9- Officials from Ukraine and Russia met late on Monday in last-minute talks brokered by the European Union to resolve a dispute that could halt the flow of gas from Russia.