NEW YORK/ LONDON, Dec 6- Gold trimmed gains to end slightly higher on Friday, as better-than-expected U.S. jobs data reinforced fears that the U.S. "Now definitely a lot of people are thinking... more aggressive tapering could be on the table," said Frank McGhee, head precious metals dealer at Chicago commodities brokerage Alliance Financial LLC.» Read More
*China slowdown, higher advertising to weigh on H2. The maker of Remy Martin cognac, Cointreau liqueur and Mount Gay Rum said wholesalers in China were still running down high inventories and it did not know when demand could pick up, with sales prospects for the Chinese New Year in February looking bleak.
WASHINGTON, Nov 15- U.S. wholesale inventories rose in line with expectations in September, reinforcing the view that much of the strength in economic growth during the third quarter came from businesses restocking their shelves.
*Amazon and Microsoft rally after results, lifting Nasdaq. Microsoft Corp was the leading point gainer on the Dow, Nasdaq and S&P 500 as profit and revenue reported late Thursday exceeded expectations, sending shares up 5.9 percent to $35.72.
WASHINGTON, Oct 25- Orders for a wide range of U.S.-made capital goods plummeted in September and consumer sentiment weakened sharply in October, signs that a budget battle in Washington has held back the economy. That could be a sign businesses were shutting their wallets as the fiscal debate was heating up in Washington.
*Amazon, Microsoft, Zynga rally after results. NEW YORK, Oct 25- U.S. stocks edged up on Friday, with the S&P 500 on track to close at an all-time high as results from Amazon and Microsoft sent those stocks soaring.
WASHINGTON, Oct 25- U.S. wholesale inventories rose more than expected in August, suggesting that restocking was less of a drag on economic growth on the eve of a fiscal battle in Washington than analysts had thought. The Commerce Department said on Friday wholesale inventories rose 0.5 percent in August, the biggest increase since January.
*Amazon, Microsoft, Zynga rally after results. NEW YORK, Oct 25- U.S. stock index futures edged up on Friday, holding near record highs, supported by results from companies such as Amazon and Microsoft.
SINGAPORE, Oct 25- London copper held steady on Friday but was set to close lower for a third week in four after fitful global factory growth and fears China will clamp down on credit tarnished the outlook for metals demand. *Copper prices fell to the lowest since Oct. 11 at $7,137 a tonne on Thursday.
SINGAPORE, Oct 25- U.S. oil futures steadied above $97 a barrel on Friday after falling to four-month lows in the previous session amid rising supply that pushed its discount to Brent crude this week to the widest since April. *U.S. crude for December delivery was up 6 cents at $97.17 a barrel by 0030 GMT, having touched $95.95 on Thursday, its lowest since June 27.
SINGAPORE, Oct 25- Gold was hovering near a one-month peak on Friday and looked set to end higher for a second straight week on hopes that weak U.S. data would deter the Federal Reserve from scaling back its stimulus measures this year.
In one of Herbalife's fastest-growing markets, sellers' extraordinary health claims are drawing unwanted attention.
Oct 16- Costco Wholesale Corp said on Wednesday that it will cooperate with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in its ongoing investigation of prescriptions for controlled substances, after receiving subpoenas and warrants from the DEA.
*Celesio CEO says "no urgent need" for alliance, tie-up. FRANKFURT/ PARIS, Oct 8- Largest U.S. drug distributor McKesson is in advanced talks to buy European rival Celesio for a possible 3.74 billion-euros, a media report said on Tuesday, sending the German company's shares surging as much as 21 percent.
FRANKFURT, Oct 8- German drugs distributor Celesio is in no rush to forge an alliance or merger with a U.S. peer even though this would have some merits, its chief executive told a German newspaper. Reuters reported in July that U.S. drugs distribution groups McKesson Corp and Cardinal Health were both in talks to possibly take a stake in Celesio.
Oct 4- Atossa Genetics Inc said it would recall a medical device used to collect breast fluid for cancer detection along with a test that uses it, seven months after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said the device needed additional clearance.
By Michael Gold and Faith Hung. TAIPEI, Oct 4- Taiwan's HTC Corp slid into the red for the first time in the third quarter, with sales hit hard by fierce competition in the smartphone market, supply chain constraints and internal turmoil. HTC lacks the scale of bigger rivals Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and its troubles this year have only multiplied.
Sept 18- Atossa Genetics Inc said an affiliate of U.S. drug wholesaler McKesson Corp would distribute its device used to collect breast fluid for cancer detection. The fluid is then analyzed at Atossa's unit, the National Reference Laboratory for Breast Health, using the company's Forecyte devices to assess breast cancer risk.
*Wholesale inventories rise 0.1 percent in July. WASHINGTON, Sept 11- U.S. wholesale inventories rebounded less than expected in July, suggesting restocking will probably not contribute much to economic growth in the third quarter.
*Apple falls after unveiling new iPhones. NEW YORK, Sept 11- U.S. stocks dipped on Wednesday, as a drop in shares of Apple Inc. threatened to put an end to a six-day run of gains for the S&P 500 and weighed heavily on the Nasdaq.
WASHINGTON, Sept 11- U.S. wholesale inventories rose less than expected in July, suggesting restocking will probably not contribute much to economic growth in the third quarter. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday wholesale inventories edged up 0.1 percent after falling 0.2 percent in June.