*MSCI's world index hits fresh peak, as do Dow, S&P 500. MSCI's all-country world index, which covers about 85 percent of potential global stock investments, rose 0.22 percent to a record high. Jacob Oubina, senior U.S. economist at RBC Capital Markets in New York, called the Labor Department report "extremely bullish" as nonfarm payrolls increased by 288,000 jobs.
NEW YORK, June 26- U.S. healthcare companies are winning higher profit forecasts, bucking a wider trend on Wall Street, as pricey new biotech drugs hit the market and insurance enrollment rises under the Affordable Care Act.
NEW YORK, June 25- The U.S. dollar slid to a one-month low against a basket of major currencies on Wednesday after weak U.S. gross domestic product and durable goods orders data signalled the likelihood of a continued dovish stance from the Federal Reserve.
NEW YORK, June 20- Argentina may hyperventilate about greedy hedge funds right up to and past the point of another default on $100 billion of bonds, but posturing and talk won't stop events beyond its control from forcing a settlement with holdout bondholders, whether it's next week, next month or next year, experts said.
NEW YORK, June 12- Crude oil prices spiked on Thursday on worries over supply as violence escalated in Iraq, while a worldwide equities gauge edged down after Wall Street opened lower.
NEW YORK, May 30- Global equity markets edged slightly lower on Friday as fears that growth expectations are too high offset mostly solid economic data, while the dollar eased on the likelihood the European Central Bank will deliver monetary stimulus next week.
*Hillshire jumps, Tyson's bid outshines Pilgrim's Pride's. "Personal consumption was actually revised up, it was a big number and it held," said Phil Orlando, chief equity market strategist at Federated Investors in New York, referring to details in the gross domestic product data released earlier in the day.
*Hillshire shares jump as Tyson bids more than Pilgrim's Pride. NEW YORK, May 29- U.S. stocks rose at the open on Thursday on expectations of strong growth in the second quarter, even as data showed the world's largest economy contracted in the first quarter.
*Better-than-expected housing data lift Wall Street to record Bond prices rise on Greece, Ukraine elections worries. NEW YORK, May 23- Global equity markets edged higher on Friday after better-than-expected U.S. housing data lifted Wall Street into record territory but yields on Treasuries fell over uncertainty about elections in Ukraine over the weekend.
Oil falls toward $108 on supply build, Libya prospects. Wall Street initially slid after the Commerce Department said U.S. gross domestic product expanded at a 0.1 percent annual rate in the first quarter, the slowest pace since the fourth quarter of 2012..
*Traders now see first Fed rate hike in July 2015. WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, April 9- Federal Reserve officials fretted last month that investors would overreact to policymakers' fresh forecasts on interest rates that appeared to map out a more aggressive cycle of rate hikes than was actually anticipated.
*For poll data see EQUITYPOLL1. NEW YORK, March 20- Global tensions and reduced stimulus from the Federal Reserve will keep U.S. stock market gains modest for the rest of 2014, a Reuters poll found. "We're in a little bit of a negative risk-reward dynamic for equities," said Barry Knapp, managing director of equity research at Barclays Capital in New York.
NEW YORK, Feb 13- World stock markets edged higher on Thursday as soft U.S. economic data was blamed on bad weather, while the dollar fell to a two-week low against the euro. U.S. stocks rose, with big gains in technology shares giving the Nasdaq a sixth straight session of gains, its best advance since December 2011.
NEW YORK, Feb 13- Interpreting U.S. economic figures in the last couple of months has taken on a familiar pattern: wonder about possible weakness in demand, and then shrug and dismiss it all as a product of bad weather.
*U.S. stocks manage gains, but Cisco falls. *Italy's Letta announces resignation after market close. Autos will come back, housing will come back, "said Phil Orlando, chief equity strategist at Federated Investors in New York.
NEW YORK, Feb 11- The dollar rose and global equity markets rallied on Tuesday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said she expects the U.S. central bank to continue trimming its bond purchases, a sign the Fed believes the economy is on track to grow further.
NEW YORK, Feb 11- The dollar and global equity markets rallied on Tuesday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said she expects the U.S. central bank to continue trimming its bond purchases, a sign the Fed believes the economy is on track for further growth.
*Gold rises to three-month high, U.S. government debt sells off. NEW YORK, Feb 11- The dollar and global equity markets rose on Tuesday after new Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Wednesday she expects the U.S. central bank to continue trimming its bond purchases, a sign the U.S. economy is on track for further growth.
NEW YORK, Feb 7- After the S&P 500' s first weekly gain in a month, investors will see next week whether the U.S. stock market's rally of the last two days is the shape of better things to come- or if this year's weakness will turn into a full-fledged correction.
*Apple leads market higher on buyback boost. *Online travel agencies' shares fly after Expedia results. NEW YORK, Feb 7- U.S. stocks jumped on Friday, giving the S&P 500 its first weekly gain in four as the impact of a weak reading on the labor market was dulled by harsh weather conditions and traders focused on expectations of further economic strength.