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*Separatist unrest spreads in Ukraine, boosting gold. NEW YORK/ LONDON, April 14- Gold rose to a three-week high on Monday as renewed concerns over the escalation of hostilities in Ukraine prompted investors to add positions in bullion as a hedge, while supply fears lifted palladium prices to a fresh 2-1/ 2 year peak.
*Citigroup one of S&P's biggest gainers after results. NEW YORK, April 14- U.S. stocks rose on Monday, rebounding after a sharp selloff in the previous session as strong results from Citigroup and bullish retail sales data lifted sentiment.
Bank of America Corp. rose$. 25 or 1.6 percent, to $16.02. Citigroup Inc. rose $1.86 or 4.1 percent, to $47.54. Goldman Sachs rose $2.16 or 1.4 percent, to $154.88.
NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading:. Advanced Micro Devices Inc. rose 1.6 percent to $3.71 with 22,506,600 shares traded. Alcoa Inc. rose 2.6 percent to $12.86 with 29,500,100 shares traded.
Despite recent declines in its stock price, one bank remains attractive, Mendon Capital Advisors CIO Anton Schutz says.
Some of Monday midday movers:
*Indexes breaks losing streak on U.S. data, Citi results. LONDON, April 14- Strong U.S. economic data helped pan-European equity indexes snap a three-day losing streak on Monday but appetite for risk remained muted as the threat of violence between Ukrainian forces and pro- Russia separatists loomed.
Stronger earnings at Citigroup, the best retail sales gain in 18 months and dovish European Central bankers combined to turn the tide for stocks.
*ECB's Draghi says stronger euro may trigger more easing. LONDON, April 14- Yields on government debt fell across the euro zone on Monday, with those on German Bunds hitting 10- month lows after European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi said a stronger euro might trigger further monetary easing.
Digging into Citigroup's Q1 earnings beat, and pressures from its failed CCAR results, with Anton Schutz, Mendon Capital Advisors founder.
European shares recovered from earlier losses to close higher on Monday, after U.S. retail data surpassed estimates.
*Fed buys $1.02 billion bonds due 2036-2044. NEW YORK, April 14- U.S. The data showed that growth is recovering from weather-related weakness, said Ian Lyngen, an interest rate strategist at CRT Capital in Greenwich, Connecticut.
April 14- Citigroup Inc posted better-than-expected quarterly income as losses on troubled assets narrowed, but revenue declined in many of its major businesses and operating expenses remained stubbornly high. The biggest boon to Citigroup's first-quarter results came from Citi Holdings, the unit that houses the assets it's looking to shed.
April 14- TIAA-CREF, a retirement services provider to non-profit organizations such as universities and hospitals, said it would acquire asset manager Nuveen Investments for $6.25 billion, seeking to expand its mutual fund and municipal bond offerings. Lazard Ltd and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC advised TIAA-CREF.
Erik Oja, S&P Capital IQ U.S. banks equity analyst, explains what contributed to Citi's better-than-expected earnings and why he lowered his price target on the bank.
*FTSEurofirst 300, Euro STOXX 50 both flat. LONDON, April 14- Cyclical shares weighed on European bourses on Monday as tensions in Ukraine and volatile global markets prompted investors to take a more cautious stance on growth and cash in on some of the best performers of the past nine months.
NEW YORK, April 14- U.S. stocks bounced back on Monday, following a sharp selloff last session, with earnings results from Citigroup and retail sales data lifting sentiment while traders kept tabs on the possible escalation of hostilities in Ukraine.
Last week's selloff was not the beginning of the end, says NYSE floor trader Kenny Polcari. Here's why.
Bank of America Corp. rose$. 21 or 1.3 percent, to $15.98. Citigroup Inc. rose $1.58 or 3.5 percent, to $47.26. Goldman Sachs rose $1.67 or 1.1 percent, to $154.39.
The markets have a long checklist to cross off before mounting a comeback, and investors need to watch this tech stock this week, Jim Cramer said.