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  • Asian markets mostly lower after Wall Street slide Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 6:09 AM ET

    Chevron, Exxon Mobil and other energy companies led stocks down. Benchmark U.S. oil sank 70 cents to close at $43.96 a barrel in New York, extending a slump that has slashed prices by more than half over the past year. said Jeff Carbone, a senior partner at Cornerstone Financial Partners in Charlotte, North Carolina. "

  • UPDATE 1-Reich & Tang to exit U.S. money fund business Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 3:59 PM ET

    NEW YORK, March 12- Reich& Tang said on Thursday it will exit the U.S. money market fund business, as the $2.7 trillion industry has been grappling with tighter regulations stemming from the global financial crisis. The New York- based firm said in a statement it plans to liquidate its money market funds, worth $9.5 billion, by July 31. Large money fund operators...

  • NEW YORK, March 12- European stocks are poised to become the darlings of 2015 on the back of the European Central Bank's 1 trillion euro government bond-buying program. "The floodgates of new demand into European equities are just starting to open," said Marc Halperin, portfolio manager at Federated Investors in New York, who has invested roughly 76 percent of his...

  • NEW YORK, March 6- U.S. Nonfarm payrolls rose 295,000 last month after an increase of 239,000 in January, the Labor Department said. The decline in the unemployment rate to 5.5 percent from 5.7 percent in January took it to its lowest level since May 2008.

  • *Yellen testimony to House identical to Senate testimony. NEW YORK, Feb 25- U.S. Yellen's testimony to the House Financial Services Committee was identical to one she delivered Tuesday to the Senate Banking Committee.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 20- As the technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index closes in on the all-time high it reached in March 2000, investors are facing a market that barely resembles the go-go era of 15 years ago. Dividend investors, too, now routinely hold large positions in technology companies such as Microsoft, Cisco, and Oracle, a decision unthinkable in the...

  • *Russia- Ukraine ceasefire deal struck. NEW YORK, Feb 12- A cease-fire between Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces and surprisingly aggressive stimulus from Sweden's central bank injected optimism into global equity markets, which had been numbed by a stalemate over Greece debt negotiations. Investors also took cues from the ceasefire in Ukraine that...

  • *Ceasefire deal reached between Ukraine, Russia. NEW YORK, Feb 12- U.S. stocks were poised to open higher on Thursday, following a ceasefire agreement between Russia and Ukraine and surprising stimulus measures by Sweden's central bank, although soft economic data may keep gains in check. Leaders of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine agreed a deal to end fighting...

  • With nearly all of their revenue coming from the United States, the companies in the Russell 2000 should be the most obvious beneficiaries of a growing U.S. economy. But investors have figured that out, "said Phil Orlando, chief equity strategist at Federated Investors in New York. Companies in the Russell 2000 look expensive compared with their history, said...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 6- Investors worldwide poured $21.5 billion into bond funds in the weekly reporting period ended Wednesday, before Friday's data showing U.S. job growth rose solidly in January, data from a Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research report showed on Friday. "Expectations for rate hikes in mid-year were pushed back to later in the year, or perhaps in...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 6- The dollar and U.S. government debt yields jumped on Friday as a strong U.S. labor market report raised expectations that the Federal Reserve will increase interest rates by midyear. Wall Street rose and European equities hit a seven-year high on the Labor Department report that showed solid U.S. job growth while wages rebounded strongly last...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 6- Strong U.S. labor market data for January lifted Wall Street stocks and drove up government bond yields on Friday as investor expectations of a Federal Reserve move to raise interest rates by midyear increased. This is a great reason to buy, especially since the stock market is the only place you can find yield right now, "said Todd Schoenberger,...

  • *IBM shares fall, Netflix rallies after results. NEW YORK, Jan 21- U.S. stocks edged up in a choppy Wednesday session as traders digested reports that new stimulus would be announced by the European Central Bank at its Thursday meeting, while declines in IBM and Microsoft also limited the gains. The market's perception was that Draghi was going to disappoint...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 9- Fund managers are stampeding into shares of U.S. long-haul trucking company Swift Transportation Co as oil prices touch five-year lows, but some analysts say a shortage of drivers may slam the brakes on the rally. Portfolio managers from Goldman Sachs, Fidelity, and Federated Investors were among the 65 funds that added Swift shares to their...

  • "It's starting to sink into people's psyches that the drop in oil prices is real," said Robert Stimpson, a co-portfolio manager of the White Oak Select Growth Fund. Stimpson added retailers Ann Taylor parent Ann Inc and Guess? Phil Orlando, chief equity market strategist at Federated Investors Inc has been adding consumer companies such as Alaska Air Group Inc...

  • *Oil rises from 4- year low on OPEC cut hopes. MSCI's all-country world index was almost unchanged at 420.17. A mixed bag of euro zone growth numbers showed France and Germany growing marginally but others like Italy still firmly in recession.

  • *Industrial shares rally on 3 M, Caterpillar results. *Stocks pare gains; New York tests patient for Ebola. NEW YORK, Oct 23- Earnings from Caterpillar and 3 M drove Wall Street higher on Thursday but stocks pared gains in late trading after reports that a New York hospital was running Ebola tests on a healthcare worker.

  • *Industrials rally on 3 M, Caterpillar results. Shares of both Caterpillar Inc and 3 M Co rose following their results. Caterpillar, which also raised its full-year profit view, was up 4.6 percent at $98.94 while 3 M added 5 percent to $145.85.

  • US STOCKS-Industrials lead sharp jump on Wall Street Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 1:03 PM ET

    *Industrials rally on 3 M, Caterpillar results. Shares of both Caterpillar Inc and 3 M Co rose following their results. Caterpillar, which also raised its full-year profit view, was up 5.3 percent at $99.61 while 3 M added 5.6 percent to $146.70.

  • US STOCKS-Industrials lead Wall St sharply higher Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 12:10 PM ET

    *Industrial shares rally on 3 M, Caterpillar results. Shares of both Caterpillar Inc and 3 M Co rose following their results. Caterpillar, which also raised its full-year profit view, was up 4.5 percent at $98.80 while 3 M added 6 percent to $147.34.