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NEW YORK, Aug 11- U.S. shares rose modestly in Monday trading, continuing a recovery from a brief correction that ended Friday as investors focused on hopes for easing tensions between Ukraine and Russia.
Aug 11- Online travel agency Priceline Group Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit due to a jump in international bookings for hotels, airlines and rental cars at the start of the summer travel season. A bulk of Priceline's bookings come from Netherlands- based Booking.com, Asia- based Agoda.com and UK- based Rentalcars.com.
NEW YORK, Aug 11- U.S. stocks rose broadly on Monday, extending Friday's sharp rally as recent uncertainty pertaining to Ukraine and the Middle East appeared to ease, while Priceline rallied on its results.
Kinder Morgan surged after announcing that it would combine a group of businesses that it controls to create the fourth-biggest U.S. energy company by market value. Banana seller Chiquita Brands International soared after the company received a $611 million buyout offer.
Aug 7- Online travel agency Orbitz Worldwide Inc forecast current-quarter revenue above analysts' estimates, helped by a rise in spending on air tickets and hotel bookings in an improving U.S. economy. Under its rewards program, Orbitz offers discounted hotel bookings if customers also buy air tickets.
Aug 1- Thousands of bearish options contracts expiring at the end of Friday's session were purchased across multiple stocks Friday afternoon, including Priceline, Chipotle Mexican Grill and others, in a move that traders said "make no sense."
July 31- Online travel agency Expedia Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly results, driven by higher hotel and flight bookings.
Companies making headlines after the bell Thursday:
July 31- Online travel agency Expedia Inc reported a 36 percent rise in quarterly profit, driven by higher bookings for hotel rooms and airline tickets. The company's net profit rose to $85.9 million, or 67 cents per share, for the second-quarter ended June 30 from $63 million, or 51 cents per share, a year earlier. Excluding items, Expedia earned $1.03 per share.
NEW YORK, July 29- With some of Wall Street's more volatile names set to report in the next couple of days, traders who bet on big swings in shares are hoping to see moves more like Facebook than Netflix. Netflix, along with Gilead Sciences and several other stocks famous for their sharp gyrations, were unusually calm following their latest quarterly reports.
A crush of big cap earnings and arguably the most important economic reports until September make next week the busiest of the summer for markets.
Expedia has released its annual "Flip Flop Report," surveying beach habits the world over, and Germans are most likely to go in the buff.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
BRUSSELS, July 3- Europe should update its laws to reflect the rise of digital currencies, the head of a bitcoin start-up said, after a successful U.S. auction of bitcoins was seen as a sign of their broadening appeal.
NEW YORK, June 30- SecondMarket and U.S. investment firm Pantera Capital, two of the more prominent bidders in the U.S. Pantera Capital chief executive officer Dan Morehead told Reuters the firm was not able to purchase the bitcoins because their bid was below the market price.
NEW YORK, June 30- Second Market, one of the more prominent bidders in the U.S. Marshals Service auctioned off about 30,000 bitcoins seized during a raid on Silk Road, an Internet black-market bazaar where authorities say illegal drugs and other goods could be bought.
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*Oil falls; Obama considers military options in Iraq. E* Trade Financial was the S&P 500' s top gainer, up 7.7 percent at $22, while Charles Schwab Corp climbed 5.5 percent to $27.30.