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  • *Companies to work with France, Italy, German governments. Airbus Group, France's Dassault Aviation and Italy's Finmeccanica said on Monday that they would work with the governments of Germany, Italy and France for up to two years to define those countries' requirements for an unmanned aerial vehicle, with a view to producing it by 2020..

  • Asian stock markets lost ground on Monday as concerns about a slowdown in China offset Friday's positive lead from Wall Street.

  • *Tokyo Electron jumps after Applied Materials soars. TOKYO, May 19- Japan's Nikkei share average was flat on Monday morning as a stronger yen capped investors' risk appetite, while the market was awaiting a series of major events this week including a Bank of Japan policy meeting.

  • *J.C. Penney, Nordstrom soar a day after results. NEW YORK, May 16- U.S. stocks ended higher on Friday in a late-day rebound as small-cap names edged up after recent weakness and consumer discretionary shares advanced.

  • *J.C. Penney, Nordstrom soar a day after results. NEW YORK, May 16- U.S. stocks slipped on Friday, trimming some of their earlier declines after some positive earnings, though investors remained wary of lingering weakness in small-cap names.

  • *J.C. Penney soars in premarket after results. *Verizon shares up in premarket on Berkshire stake. In a sign of increased investor caution, the CBOE volatility index had its biggest one-day bounce in a little over a month on Thursday, and the spread between the spot VIX and the 3- month VIX at one point tightened to its smallest since April 15.

  • US STOCKS-Futures lower, on track for down week Friday, 16 May 2014 | 7:26 AM ET

    *J.C. Penney soars in premarket after results. *Verizon shares up in premarket on Berkshire stake. In a sign of increased investor caution, the CBOE volatility index had its biggest one-day bounce in a little over a month on Thursday, and the spread between the spot VIX and the 3- month VIX at one point tightened to its smallest since April 15.

  • Stocks end near lows in 2-day selloff, Dow tumbles 1% Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 4:57 PM ET

    Stocks finished sharply in the red Thursday, with the Dow down triple digits, weighed down by disappointing earnings from a handful of retailers and weak economic reports.

  • After-hours buzz: JCP, ADSK, JWN, more Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 4:39 PM ET

    Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Thursday:

  • U.S. stock index futures shaved their losses following a better-than-expected jobless claims report, though disappointing earnings from Wal-Mart weighed.

  • Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Traders await retail sales, inflation data and retailer earnings, but it's the stock market's own behavior that could be most key in the week ahead.

  • NEW YORK, May 9- U.S. stock investors are finding the value of staying close to home. RBC Capital Markets found that sales growth among companies with a high percentage of their revenue coming from the United States was three times stronger than those with a bigger international sales mix.

  • Activist Jana sees opportunities in this stock Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 4:07 PM ET
    Barry Rosenstein, founder and managing partner of Jana Partners

    Walgreen's pending acquisition of Alliance Boots can mean lower taxes and a better company, according to activist investor Barry Rosenstein.

  • Tesla most shorted amid Nasdaq selloff Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 3:52 AM ET

    Technology stocks in the U.S. have seen a spike in short-selling since the start of the year, according to financial research firm Markit.

  • Banks and old-school techs come roaring back Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 11:35 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Higher interest rates are a boon to banks, semiconductor firms are soaring, and Goldman's brass weigh in on high-frequency trading.

  • After-hours buzz: Guess, eBay, Jabil Circuit & More Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 4:06 PM ET

    Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Wednesday:

  • 'Old school' tech stocks rally: What's up? Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 2:52 PM ET
    The company's HP Enterprise Services unit in Plano, Texas

    Old-school tech stocks, like Hewlett-Packard, soar this week. One theory: Many of the super-growth tech names have maxed out.

  • Funds to play it safer after big tech stock run Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    Even if it isn't a bubble, the tech sector has had a pretty big run, and it might be time to look at some cautious ways to target tech-stock returns.

  • Next up for markets—Janet Yellen Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 6:54 PM ET
    Janet Yellen

    The Fed chair's first testimony before Congress is the big event for markets in the week ahead, as traders sift through economic data.

  • Squawking AOL and Obamacare; why Twitter tanked Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 12:57 PM ET

    This is Talking Squawk, the official "Squawk Box" blog, providing tidbits, insights and some sarcastic reflections.