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  • NEW YORK, Dec 16- Yields on U.S. While the rate move was almost fully priced in, with traders seeing an 81 percent chance of an increase leading into the meeting, according to the CME Group's FedWatch program, investors paid close attention to the words used by the central bank to communicate the pace of future hikes. "The dollar is up a little bit, yields are up a little...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 16- Eight years after a devastating recession opened an era of loose U.S. monetary policy, the Federal Reserve was set on Wednesday to raise rates for the first time since 2006, in a sign the world's largest economy had overcome most of the wounds of the global financial crisis. "It is a foregone conclusion that the Fed is going to raise rates," said...

  • LONDON, Dec 16- Shares and bond markets rose and the dollar dipped on Wednesday, as investors readied for what is expected to be the first rise in U.S. interest rates in almost a decade. "It is a foregone conclusion that the Fed is going to raise rates," said Kully Samra, a managing director at U.S. focused investment manager Charles Schwab in London.

  • LONDON, Dec 16- Shares and bond markets rose and the dollar dipped on Wednesday, as investors readied for what is expected to be the first rise in U.S. interest rates in almost a decade. "It is a foregone conclusion that the Fed is going to raise rates," said Kully Samra, a managing director at U.S. focused investment manager Charles Schwab in London.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks traded sharply lower as fresh multi-year lows in oil prices and another merger weighed ahead of the Fed's decision on rates next week.

  • *DuPont, Dow Chemical fall after agreeing to merge. The International Energy Agency said it sees the oil glut worsening in 2016 as demand slows and OPEC shows no signs of slowing production. The CBOE volatility index, known as Wall Street's "fear gauge," was up 19.5 percent at 23.10, its highest level since early October.

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  • *DuPont, Dow Chemical fall after agreeing to merge. The International Energy Agency said it sees the oil glut worsening in 2016 as demand slows and OPEC shows no signs of slowing production. Adding to the somber mood, China's yuan fell to its lowest in 4-1/ 2 years on concerns about the country's slowing economy and expectations of a U.S. rate hike.

  • *Men's Wearhouse slumps on warning. Dec 10- U.S. stocks were higher on Thursday after three days of declines but pared some gains as oil prices fell to near seven-year lows. "People tend to get a little bit spooked and feel low oil is a net negative, when really it's not," said Randy Frederick, managing director of trading and derivatives for Charles Schwab in Austin.

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  • Yahoo Mail

    An activist investor renewed its push for Yahoo to abandon plans to spin off its stake in Alibaba and instead sell its core business.

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ BENGALURU, Dec 3- An activist investor on Thursday renewed its push for Yahoo Inc to abandon its plans to spin off its valuable stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and instead sell its core business "at the highest price possible." Yahoo's board, which includes co-founder David Filo, Wal-Mart Stores Inc former Chief...

  • Dec 3- Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is unlikely to be interested in buying Yahoo Inc's Internet business, the Wall Street Journal reported. Yahoo's board, which includes co-founder David Filo, Wal-Mart Stores Inc former Chief Executive H. Lee Scott Jr. and Charles Schwab Corp Chairman Charles R. Schwab, is also expected to discuss the...

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Despite a tepid performance in November, the stock market is once again trading within striking distance of its all-time high reached in May.

  • Nov 30- U.S. stocks were lower in early afternoon trading on Monday as health and consumer discretionary stocks declined and investors awaited key economic data including the November jobs report. While the U.S. central bank is likely to raise interest rates for the first time since June 2006, the European Central Bank is expected to unveil fresh monetary...

  • *November jobs data expected this week. Nov 30- U.S. stocks were little changed on Monday as investors awaited key economic data including the November jobs report this week and kept an eye on policy decisions by U.S. and European central banks. While the U.S. central bank is likely to raise interest rates for the first time since June 2006, the European Central Bank...

  • But the firm will also use funds managed by BlackRock, the largest manager of exchange-traded funds under its iShares brand and a business partner of Fidelity's. When using non-Fidelity products, Fidelity Go managers will "initially select among ETFs advised by BlackRock, including iShares ETFs," according to a regulatory filing. BlackRock, the world's...

  • *Qualcomm, Target drag on S&P 500. Nov 18- U.S. stocks closed higher on Wednesday and investors appeared positively inclined toward higher rates after minutes from the Federal Reserve October meeting showed a solid core of officials rallied behind a possible December rate hike. "I think the market is ready and comfortable for an increasing Fed funds rate," said...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 13- Barclays Plc agreed to pay $120 million to settle private U.S. litigation accusing it of conspiring with rivals to rig the benchmark interest rate known as Libor, lawyers for the plaintiffs said on Friday. Barclays spokesman Mark Lane declined to comment. And in June 2012, Barclays admitted it manipulated Libor and Euribor as it reached $453...

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