WASHINGTON— The U.S. economy flexed its old muscles in 2014.. Consumers, businesses and investors, after enduring a brutal winter, showed renewed vigor as the year wore on and set the United States apart from much of the world. All told, the United States remained insulated from the financial struggles surfacing everywhere from Europe and Latin America to China,...» Read More
Oct 2- Vascular Solutions Inc:. *Benchmark raises Vascular Solutions Inc price target to $17 from. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
Oct 2- Healthcare Services Group Inc:. *Benchmark cuts Healthcare Services Group Inc to hold from buy. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
Oct 2- North Country Gold Corp:. *RBC cuts North Country Gold Corp price target to C $0.60 from C $0.90;. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street on Tuesday, with futures for the S&P 500, the Dow Jones and the Nasdaq 100 up between 0.2 and 0.3 percent. CNBC Mad Money host Jim Cramer said the Internet company has "real value because it has some really terrific assets", and new Chief Executive Marissa Mayer is committed to unlocking its value.
*RBC raises Keyera Corp price target to C $53 from C $52; rating. Reuters Station users, click. 1568. Reuters Station users, click. 4899.
LISBON, Oct 2- A 500 million euros cash call by Portugal's Millennium BCP, was fully subscribed by private investors, meaning the state will not become a shareholder, the bank's chief executive said.
Oct 2- Labrador Iron Mines Holdings Ltd:. *RBC cuts Labrador Iron Mines Holdings Ltd price target to C $2 from. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
Oct 2- Kinross Gold Corp:. *RBC raises Kinross Gold Corp to outperform from sector perform. *RBC raises Kinross Gold Corp price target to $14 from $11.
*Commission cannot force member states to apply recommendations. BRUSSELS, Oct 2- Europe's nuclear reactor fleet needs investment of 10 billion to 25 billion euros, a draft Commission report said, following a safety review designed to ensure there is never a repeat of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
BEIJING, Oct 2- China's most famous political dissident, Ai Weiwei, said on Tuesday authorities have revoked the business licence of the company that produces his art in what he maintains is a trumped up case for criticising the government.
Oct 2- Plains Exploration& Production Co:. *Pxp provides production and Gulf of Mexico acquisition financing updates. *Q3 preliminary daily sales volumes averaged about 105,000 barrels of oil.
October 2- Following are terms and conditions. of a bond priced on Tuesday.
Oct 2- Nautilus Minerals Inc:.
VIENNA, Oct 2- Austrian property group Immofinanz. Immofinanz said it planned to start construction this month with the opening scheduled for 2014. It said it was already in intensive negotiations with international and local retailers for occupancy of the centre's 150 retail units and food outlets.
NEW YORK-- Financial services company BNY Mellon has purchased the 50 percent stake of WestLB Mellon Asset Management that it doesn't already own from joint venture partner Portigon. "Germany has one of the most sophisticated investment industries globally, and is a key strategic priority for BNY Mellon.
Oct 2- Whiting Petroleum Corp:. *SunTrust Robinson cuts Whiting Petroleum Corp to neutral from buy. *SunTrust Robinson cuts Whiting Petroleum Corp price target to $51.
Oct 2- Equal Energy Ltd:. *Pi Financial cuts Equal Energy Ltd price target to C $4.50 from C $5;. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
*FTSE 100 up 0.3 percent. By 1049 GMT, the FTSE 100. The FTSE has fallen from its recent highs of around 5,914, which it hit after global central banks acted to stimulate the economy, as investors await the next development out of Spain.
Oct 2- Kodiak Oil& Gas Corp:. *SunTrust Robinson raises Kodiak Oil& Gas Corp price target to $14. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
*Uncertainty remains and markets could be volatile, as despite Spain's readiness to ask for financial help Germany has signaled that it should hold off, according to European officials on Monday.