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*Nike shares jump a day after strong earnings. Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren will speak in New York at 8:30 a.m. and New York Fed President William Dudley speaks on the economy before the Syracuse University Whitman School of Management, Syracuse, New York at 2 p.m..
NEW YORK, Sept 26- Dealmaking around the world was basically flat over the first nine months of the year, a disappointing level given the $130 billion Verizon Communications Inc transaction that bolstered mergers and acquisition volumes in the third quarter.
NEW YORK, Sept 26- The S&P 500 and Dow snapped five-day losing streaks on Thursday on positive job market data but gains were limited as investors worried if Washington lawmakers would pass bills to avoid a government shutdown and possible U.S. debt default on time.
*Could add NOK 1- 3 to value of Statoil shares. OSLO, Sept 26- Norway's Statoil ASA has made its biggest oil discovery beyond Norway in the seas off Canada's East Coast and said the region could become a major oil producer after 2020..
According to some recent research from South Africa's Cannon Asset Managers, 25 percent of the performance comes from just three stocks: brewer SABMiller, luxury firm Richemont, and media group Naspers.
MOSCOW, Sept 26- Russian oil-to-telecoms group Sistema wants to reduce a gap between its market capitalisation and the value of its individual corporate holdings by selling some of them while expanding into new business lines.
*Wal-Mart shares down after report it will curtail orders. NEW YORK, Sept 25- U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday and the S&P 500 put in a fifth day of losses, its longest losing streak since the end of 2012, on jitters funding for the federal government would run out and after a drop in shares of Wal-Mart Stores.
JC Penney shares tumbled to their lowest in nearly 13 years after a Goldman Sachs report projected slow sales and liquidity trouble.
*Wal-Mart shares down after report it will curtail orders. NEW YORK, Sept 25- U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday and the S&P 500 put in a fifth day of losses, its worst losing streak since the end of 2012, on jitters funding for the federal government would run out and after a drop in shares of the world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart Stores.
NEW YORK, Sept 25- U.S. Weakness in stocks, on concerns about the lack of progress in Washington over budget issues and a drop in Wal-Mart shares, also lifted safe-haven government debt prices.
Sept 25- J.C. Penney Co Inc shares tumbled to their lowest in nearly 13 years on Wednesday after Goldman Sachs said it expects sales at the struggling department store chain to improve more slowly than expected and raised questions about its liquidity. The stock slid as much as 16.5 percent to $9.94, the lowest since January 2001, before recovering up to $10.27.
Three leading news groups say they didn't transmit information about the Federal Reserve's decision not to taper before a designated embargo.
*Treasury to sell $35 billion in five-year notes. NEW YORK, Sept 25- U.S. None of the data would move the Fed's hand closer to trimming its large-scale purchases of Treasuries and mortgage-backed securities, said Wilmer Stith, co-manager of the Wilmington Broad Market Bond Fund.
*Treasury to sell $35 billion in five-year notes. The modest gains occurred ahead of the Treasury's $35 billion five-year note auction at 1 p.m..
LONDON, Sept 25- Investors are pricing a potential shock default in Ukraine over the coming year, their fears reflected in a jump in short-dated bond yields and the cost of buying one-year debt insurance in the credit default swaps market.
*Applied shares rise 9 pct, Tokyo Electron jumps 13 pct. Sept 25- Applied Materials Inc agreed to buy rival Tokyo Electron Ltd in an all-stock deal worth more than $10 billion, combining the No.1 and No.3 makers of chip-making gear as demand for their products slows and it gets tougher to turn a profit.
Executive chairman of Applied Materials told CNBC that he was confident that its merger with Tokyo Electron would not face any regulatory hurdles.
*Applied Materials shareholders to hold 68 pct of company. Sept 24- Applied Materials Inc will buy rival Tokyo Electron Ltd in an all-stock deal valued at more than $7 billion, combining the No.1 and No.3 makers of chip-making gear as demand for their products slows and it gets tougher to turn a profit.
A few people in Chicago appear to have had access to the Fed's decision before anyone else in the Windy City.
The report by CNBC television cited a wave of trading activity in Chicago at 2:00 pm ET on Wednesday that appeared milliseconds ahead of other trades based on the Fed's surprise announcement that it was not tapering its bond buying.