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  • NEW YORK, July 21- Major global stock markets declined and bond prices rallied on Monday as worries over the Gaza Strip and Ukraine overshadowed optimism over corporate earnings.

  • *EMC jumps on report of activist investor stake. NEW YORK, July 21- U.S. stocks fell on Monday, following the sharpest moves in indexes in the past three months during the two previous sessions, as developments in Ukraine and the Gaza Strip continue to garner investor focus.

  • Early returns cheer during earnings deluge Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 9:48 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    This week, a mother lode of second quarter earnings are due. Early results are giving Wall Street reasons to be encouraged.

  • July 21- Halliburton Co, the world's No.2 oilfield services provider, said it expect higher margins in North America in the current quarter due to strong drilling activity, signaling an industry-wide recovery in the region after a two-year slump.

  • Halliburton's shares rose 1.5 percent in trading before the bell, after the company also raised its share repurchase program to $6 billion from $5 billion.

  • US STOCKS-Futures slip with Ukraine, Gaza in focus Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 8:04 AM ET

    *EMC jumps on report of activist investor stake. NEW YORK, July 21- U.S. stock index futures edged lower on Monday as developments in Ukraine and Middle East looked to dominate trading amid a thin economic calendar. Fighters from Hamas, which controls Gaza, have repeatedly tried to infiltrate Israel over the past week through a network of hidden tunnels.

  • Early movers: GM, AGN, VRX, HAS, V, MA, IBM & more Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 8:00 AM ET
    Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange before the closing bell in New York.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • July 21- Halliburton Co, the world's No. 2 oilfield services provider, reported a 20 percent rise in quarterly profit as drilling activity increased in the United States and the Gulf of Mexico. The company also increased its share repurchase program to $6 billion from $5 billion.

  • Politics fade as earnings take over Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 6:30 PM ET
    Espirito Santo International is the parent company of several institutions, including Banco Espirito Santo.

    Even as traders monitor the world's hot spots, corporate earnings news could be a positive for stocks in the week ahead.

  • Cramer's earnings plan: Apple, Netflix and 9 more Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 6:08 PM ET

    Stocks surged on Friday, reversing a sizable portion of the prior day’s losses. Where's the opportunity in the market?

  • July 17- Schlumberger Ltd's, the world's largest oilfield services company, reported better-than-expected second quarter revenue as drilling activity picked up in North America. Schlumberger and Baker Hughes provide several services, including seismic surveys that determine where oil lies under the earth's surface and hydraulic fracturing of wells.

  • Squawking Murdoch media moves & Delivering Alpha Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 1:23 PM ET

    Talking Squawk, the official "Squawk Box" blog, provides tidbits, insights, and some sarcastic reflections on the WEEK THAT WAS and the WEEK TO COME.

  • July 17- Baker Hughes Inc, the world's third-largest oilfield services company, posted a better-than-expected profit and said it expected increased activity for the remainder of the year. A pick up in drilling activity in North America and steady demand from the Middle East and Asia Pacific helped the company report a 47 percent jump in second-quarter profit.

  • RPT-COLUMN-The real shale revolution: Kemp Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 10:01 PM ET

    LONDON, July 14- By now everyone knows the shale revolution was made possible by the combination of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing. "Horizontal drilling is the real marvel of engineering and scientific innovation," David Blackmon wrote in Forbes magazine last year.

  • COLUMN-The real shale revolution: Kemp Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 8:45 AM ET

    LONDON, July 14- By now everyone knows the shale revolution was made possible by the combination of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing. "Horizontal drilling is the real marvel of engineering and scientific innovation," David Blackmon wrote in Forbes magazine last year.

  • Midday movers: AmREIT, Home Depot, L Brands & More Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 1:06 PM ET

    Some of Thursday's midday movers:

  • MOSCOW/ LONDON, July 9- With President Vladimir Putin watching from afar, the head of Rosneft, Igor Sechin, launched the world's biggest oil drilling platform in the Okhotsk Sea to warm handshakes with his colleagues from ExxonMobil.

  • LONDON, July 7- Exploring for oil and gas is like gambling: it's all about playing probabilities, and using technology and skill to improve the odds.

  • 2014 a stock picker's market? Yeah, right Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 12:59 PM ET

    Actively managed large-cap mutual funds continue to come up short in their long-running battle against the S&P 500 index.

  • NEW YORK, July 2- The year's best performing large-cap growth fund is run by a Charlotte, North Carolina- based manager who is more likely to bargain-hunt than chase the latest hot stock. He's done that by adding companies such as Apple Inc, Halliburton Co and Akamai Technologies Inc after the shares of each suffered a short-term drop.