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NEW YORK, March 11- U.S. "The auctions are the main event in Treasury space," said Ian Lyngen, a senior government bond strategist at CRT Capital in Stamford, Connecticut, in a research note.
*European shares mixed, off highs; Germany gets data boost. *Ukraine tension, China growth outlook weigh on sentiment. NEW YORK, March 11- Major world equity markets were mostly steady on Tuesday, the euro edged down and gold rose as traders kept a wary eye on tensions between Ukraine and Russia and the pace of growth in China.
*J.C. Penney jumps after Citi upgrade. *Urban Outfitters tumbles after warning. NEW YORK, March 11- U.S. stocks were little changed on Tuesday as investors found few reasons to push the S&P 500 above its recent record high, as tensions in Ukraine continued.
WASHINGTON, March 11- U.S. wholesale inventories rose more than expected in January, as companies built up stocks of autos and machinery, though sales posted their largest decline in nearly five years. The Commerce Department said on Tuesday wholesale inventories rose 0.6 percent to $521.2 billion after a revised 0.4 percent gain in December.
*J.C. Penney jumps after Citi upgrade. *Myriad Genetics falls after court motion denied. NEW YORK, March 11- U.S. stocks were set for a flat open on Tuesday after a slight decline in the prior session left the S&P 500 within striking distance of its recent record high and amid investor caution as tensions in Ukraine continued.
*China bonded copper premiums slide $15 to $120- $140- Shmet. LONDON, March 11- London copper rose on Tuesday as buyers took advantage of prices that hit their lowest level in eight months on Monday, but rising inventories in China and little sign of a pick-up in physical demand kept industrial metals under pressure.
*J.C. Penny jumps after Citi upgrade. *Myriad Genetics falls after court motion denied. NEW YORK, March 11- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Tuesday after a slight decline in the prior session left the S&P 500 within striking distance of its recent record high and as tensions in Ukraine tempered investor appetite for risk-taking.
*China bonded copper premiums slide $15 to $120- $140- Shmet. SYDNEY, March 11- London copper climbed on Tuesday after sliding to its lowest in more than eight months the session before, but worries about the economy in top metals consumer China capped gains.
*China bonded copper premiums slide $15 to $120- $140- Shmet. SYDNEY, March 11- London copper edged up on Tuesday after sliding to its lowest in more than eight months in the previous session, although worries about the economic health of top metals consumer China continued to sour investor sentiment and cap gains.
SYDNEY, March 11- London copper paused for breath on Tuesday, a day after it slid to 8- month lows, on speculation China's government is taking steps to soothe nerves jangled by a poor trade report that inflamed fears of flagging growth in the world's top user of metals.
SINGAPORE, March 11- Gold was steady near $1,340 an ounce on Tuesday as fears of an economic slowdown in China and Ukraine's geopolitical crisis keep investors seeking safe-haven bullion.
U.S. crude eased 14 cents to $100.98 a barrel by 0024 GMT, extending losses for a second day after ending $1.46 down at $101.12 a barrel, its lowest since Feb. 14.
U.S. wholesale inventories rose less than expected in December, suggesting a moderation in the pace of stock accumulation.
A local currency hit by months of political unrest, and skittish consumers spending less are keeping the pressure on Thai billionaire Dhanin Chearavanont.
In one of Herbalife's fastest-growing markets, sellers' extraordinary health claims are drawing unwanted attention.
Shanghai authorities are testing mislabeled mutton from a wholesaler that supplies a chain of hot pot restaurants run by U.S. fast food firm Yum Brands.
Gold prices topped $1,675 an ounce, rising along with the euro after the European Central Bank gave no hints on near-term rate cuts.
CNBC's Brian Shactman reports bigger-than-expected data from the EIA Inventory at a build at 3.9 million barrels.