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  • *JPMorgan falls, Citigroup climbs after results. Citigroup, up 3.2 percent to $51.48, was the biggest boost to the benchmark S&P index after the bank posted better-than-expected quarterly results and said it would pull out of consumer banking in 11 markets. But JPMorgan Chase shares lost 0.9 percent to $57.61, after the biggest U.S. bank posted third-quarter...

  • LONDON, Oct 14- Average daily volumes in the global foreign exchange market hit a record high in September, data from FX settlement system CLS showed on Tuesday, confirming signs of a pickup on the industry's biggest trading platforms. Both Thomson Reuters and EBS, among the industry's biggest trading platforms, had already reported surges in volumes in the past...

  • *Citigroup, Johnson& Johnson climb after earnings. JPMorgan Chase shares lost 1.8 percent to $57.13 in premarket, after the biggest U.S. bank posted third-quarter earnings. Fellow banks Citigroup gained 2.2 percent to $51 while Wells Fargo declined 1.2 percent to $49.59 after posting quarterly results.

  • *Citigroup, Johnson& Johnson scheduled to post results. NEW YORK, Oct 14- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Tuesday, after the S&P 500 suffered its worst three-day drop since November 2011, ahead of earnings results from companies such as Johnson& Johnson and Citigroup. *JPMorgan Chase shares edged down 0.4 percent to $57.95 in premarket, after the...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 12- For Federal Reserve officials already worried about a persistent lack of U.S. wage and price growth, one corner of the bond market may be suggesting even more reason for alarm. The Treasury Inflation Protected Securities market is suggesting price stagnation may be just around the corner. Slowing global growth, particularly because of weakness...

  • Oct 10- L-3 Communications Holdings Inc said an internal review of its aerospace systems business found no material misstatements of its previous financial statements, sending its shares up as much as 13.5 percent in late afternoon trading. L-3 recorded total pre-tax charges of about $169 million at its aerospace systems business as a result of the review.

  • *U.S. war funds finally approved to fight Ebola in West Africa. Oct 10- A commercial plane was briefly quarantined on a Las Vegas airport tarmac on Friday, sending airline shares down as worldwide fears increased that Ebola could spread outside West Africa, where it has killed more than 4,000 people. Airline and hospital officials said a Delta Air Lines plane was...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 10- Blackstone Group LP said on Friday it would spin off its advisory units into a company headed by star Wall Street investment banker Paul Taubman, to avoid potential conflicts of interest in the sprawling private equity empire. The new publicly traded company could be valued at $1 billion to $2 billion, a person close to Blackstone said.

  • US STOCKS-Coca-Cola stays bubbly amid market rout Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 12:08 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 10- U.S. stocks were mostly lower on Friday, but consumer staples rose amid the market uncertainty, with beverage giant Coca-Cola Co again lifting the sector. "Investors are seeking to get more defensive, and that means buying high-quality names like Coca-Cola," said David Carter, chief investment officer at Lenox Wealth Advisors in New York.

  • *$100 bln of assets have left sector since 2012. LONDON, Oct 10- In a telling sign that commodities may struggle for several years to attract investment flows, a clutch of professionals who make their living from the asset class slammed its prospects at a recent conference. "The marginal benefit of commodities today is less than the costs of obtaining and...

  • Oct 10- Blackstone Group LP said it would spin off its M&A, restructuring and private equity fundraising advisory businesses to avoid conflicts, combining them with the advisory firm of Morgan Stanley investment banking veteran Paul Taubman. Blackstone's advisory businesses being spun out account for a tiny fraction of the New York firm's earnings,...

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, Oct 10- Fidelity Investments, the largest shareholder in Actavis Plc, has increased its holdings in takeover-target Allergan in recent months and would be supportive of a potential merger between the two drugmakers, according to people familiar with the matter. The additions would likely make Fidelity the No.8 shareholder in Allergan,...

  • BANGALORE, Oct 10- Infosys Ltd wants to revive growth through automation and artificial intelligence, its chief executive said on Friday, boosting investors' confidence in India's second largest IT exporter after it posted a forecast-beating quarterly profit. Chief Executive Vishal Sikka was brought in earlier this year to chart a new strategy for Infosys,...

  • BANGALORE, Oct 10- Infosys Ltd, India's second-largest IT services exporter, said on Friday its second-quarter net profit grew by a higher-than-expected 28.6 percent on higher sales, an increase that would help it meet its annual sales growth forecast. Infosys said it expects revenue in the fiscal year ending in March 2015 to rise 7-9 percent, maintaining the...

  • Infosys Q2 net profit up 28.6 pct, beats forecasts Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 11:58 PM ET

    BANGALORE, Oct 10- Infosys Ltd, India's second-largest IT services exporter, said on Friday its second quarter net profit rose 28.6 percent, beating analysts' estimates. Infosys, which makes more than two-thirds of its sales from clients in the United States and Europe, said profit in the quarter ended September rose to 30.96 billion rupees from 24.07 billion...

  • American workers' hourly wages in the private sector rose just 2 percent over the past 12 months, in line with what has been seen over the past few years, and was roughly flat in September, a Labor Department report showed last week. It gets affected by things such as the ISIL threat and the Ebola threat and issues that make people worry, "said Hugh Johnson, chairman and...

  • U.S. retailers' September same-store sales results Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 5:08 PM ET

    Oct 9- Click on http://tmsnrt.rs/1xuNXKD for a table that compares U.S. retailers' reported September same-store sales results with analysts' estimates published by Thomson Reuters.

  • U.S. venture firms raised $6.1 billion last quarter Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 12:45 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 9- U.S. venture capital firms raised $6.1 billion last quarter across 60 funds, bringing the total venture funding raised this year to levels unseen since before the 2008 recession. According to a report from the National Venture Capital Association and Thomson Reuters, the number brings 2014 levels, at $23.76 billion to date, above those for...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 9- PepsiCo Inc raised its full-year earnings forecast and said snack sales helped its quarterly profit beat expectations, sending its shares up more than 1 percent in morning trading on Thursday. PepsiCo contended its current strategy was working and that it has exceeded analysts' estimates for earnings per share for 11 quarters in a row.

  • LONDON, Oct 9- Britain is unlikely to sell any more of its remaining 25 percent stake in Lloyds Banking Group until the bailed-out lender is cleared to pay dividends again, banking and political sources told Reuters. Without regulatory approval to pay dividends, Lloyds shares are not expected to rise to a level that would enable UK Financial Investments, which...