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Yum! Brands "is really depressed," says CNBC contributor Stephanie Link. The "Earnings Squad" discuss the action in 3 stocks coming out with earnings, with CNBC's Melissa Lee.
*U.S. factory data much weaker than expected. NEW YORK, Feb 3- U.S. stocks fell on Monday, adding to recent losses after data showed the factory sector in the world's largest economy expanded in January at its slowest pace in eight months. The CBOE volatility index jumped more than 9 percent to trade above 20 for the first time since early October.
NEW YORK, Feb 3- Wall Street was poised to edge up on Monday, ahead of data on the housing and manufacturing sectors, after the S&P 500 closed its worst month since May 2012 on Friday. *Markit's final January reading on the factory sector is due at 8:58 a.m., followed by construction spending for December and ISM's manufacturing PMI for January at 10:00 a.m..
NEW YORK, Feb 3- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Monday, ahead of data on the housing and manufacturing sectors, after the S&P 500 closed its worst month since May 2012 on Friday. While the focus was on countries with internal political and economic issues, like Ukraine, Turkey and Argentina, a run from risk hurt equities and commodities globally.
Traders await Friday's jobs report and watch emerging markets to see if the selloff can be contained.
NEW YORK, Jan 31- Investors may crave a quiet market this coming week to digest the recent volatility in stocks and rehash Sunday's Super Bowl, but the prospect doesn't look likely.
Talking Squawk, the "Squawk Box" blog, provides tidbits, insights and sarcastic reflections on the WEEK THAT WAS and the WEEK TO COME.
HONG KONG, Jan 29- U.S. retailer Wal-Mart Stores Inc said on Wednesday it will upgrade its vendor compliance process in China, requiring more documentation and making use of a computer-based system to help suppliers manage associated paperwork.
HONG KONG, Jan 24- A state-owned Chinese TV station which has run a string of stories criticising foreign firms has accused U.S. retailer Wal-Mart of circumventing its quality control process and fast-tracking some products with higher profit margins.
*Unclear whether action will impact on multinationals' China operations. WASHINGTON, Jan 23- Chinese units of the global "Big Four" accounting firms should be suspended from practicing in the United States for six months, a U.S. judge ruled, in an escalation in a long-running dispute over regulators' access to audit documents.
WASHINGTON, Jan 22- A U.S. judge has ruled that the Chinese units of the "Big Four" accounting firms should be suspended from practicing in the United States for six months, an escalation in a long-running dispute between U.S. and Chinese regulators over access to audit documents.
BEIJING, Jan 16- China's regulators launched probes into skincare products maker Nu Skin Enterprises Inc after local media questioned the U.S. company's business practices, dragging down shares of several retailers that use similar distribution models.
*JPMorgan edges up after earnings; Wells Fargo due. *Google up in light premarket trade after Nest buy. *Later in the week, Bank of America Corp, Citigroup Inc, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley are among the financial companies scheduled to post results.
KFC owner Yum Brands Inc said China's December sales rose weaker-than-expected as results at Pizza Hut Casual Dining chain fall short of estimates.
Jan 13- KFC owner Yum Brands Inc on Monday said December sales at established restaurants in China, its top market, rose a weaker-than-expected 2 percent as results at its Pizza Hut Casual Dining chain fell far short of Wall Street estimates. China accounts for more than half of Yum's operating profit.
The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day.
CNBC's Jim Cramer provides his insight into the ongoing fast food war simmering between Wendy's and McDonald's.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Wal-Mart Stores has recalled donkey meat sold at some outlets in China after tests showed the product contained the DNA of other animals.
WASHINGTON, Dec 24- President Barack Obama's push to raise the minimum wage will almost certainly fail due to stiff Republican opposition, but analysts and Democratic strategists say the issue could help Democratic Congressional candidates in the 2014 midterm elections.