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  • LONDON, July 22- Gold fell on Tuesday as shares rose on speculation tensions between Russia and the West would ease after signs of cooperation from pro-Russian rebels over the downed Malaysian plane, while a stronger dollar ahead of U.S. data also weighed.

  • *ARM Holdings surges after strong results. LONDON, July 22- European equities bounced back on Tuesday partly in response to signs of improved cooperation from Ukraine's pro-Russian rebels who have agreed to hand over the black boxes from the Malaysian plane downed in Ukraine last week.

  • Lockheed Martin raises 2014 profit forecast Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 7:27 AM ET

    July 22- Lockheed Martin Corp, the. The company raised its full-year earnings forecast to $10.85- $11.15 per share, from $10.50- $10.80. Net income rose to $889 million, or $2.76 per share, in the second quarter ended June 29, from $859 million, or $2.64 per share, a year earlier.

  • July 22- Ingersoll-Rand Plc, the maker of Trane airconditioners, reported a 4.3 rise in quarterly revenue, driven by higher demand for its heating and cooling systems. Revenue rose to $3.54 billion in the second quarter ended June 30, from $3.40 billion a year earlier.

  • UPDATE 1-Luxury vehicle sales boost Asbury's profit Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 7:18 AM ET

    *Profit $1.18/ shr vs est $1.09/ shr. The company, which gets most of its revenue from the sale of luxury and mid-line cars made by BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Honda, said it sold 13 percent more luxury cars at stores opened for at least a year.

  • Travelers' profit drops as catastrophe losses rise Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 7:14 AM ET

    July 22- Property and casualty insurer Travelers Cos Inc reported a 26 percent drop in quarterly net profit as catastrophe losses rose. The company, a Dow Jones Industrial Average component, said net income fell to $683 million, or $1.95 per share, in the second quarter ended June 30, from $925 million, or $2.41 per share, a year earlier.

  • Second-quarter net income rose to $1.68 billion, or $1.84 per share, from $1.56 billion, or $1.71 per share, a year earlier.

  • July 22- Omnicom Group Inc, the largest U.S. advertising company, reported a 6.4 percent rise in quarterly revenue, led by increased spending on advertising by clients in North America.

  • *EU foreign ministers meeting eyed for message to Russia. LONDON, July 22- The dollar rose to its strongest against the euro in almost six months on Tuesday ahead of U.S. inflation numbers for June which should add to a picture of growing divergence between the U.S. and European economies.

  • July 22- Chemicals maker DuPont forecast weaker-than-expected operating earnings for the current quarter after weak agriculture sales constrained both profit and revenue. DuPont forecast operating earnings of $1.25- $1.35 per share for the second half of the year, and said it expected to realize 40 percent of those earnings in the third quarter.

  • July 22- Comcast Corp, the largest U.S. cable operator, reported quarterly revenue that fell below analysts' estimates, mainly due to higher-than-expected video subscriber losses. Net income attributable to Comcast rose to $1.99 billion, or 76 cents per share, in the second quarter ended June 30, from $1.73 billion, or 65 cents a share, a year earlier.

  • LONDON, July 22- Britain's financial watchdog has upheld a 450,000 pound fine on former JPMorgan banker Ian Hannam- a prominent dealmaker once dubbed the "king of mining"- for market abuse after a protracted court battle.

  • UPDATE 4-Oil rises above $108 on Ukraine, Gaza crisis Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 6:48 AM ET

    *Fighting in Ukraine, Gaza adds to oil risk premium. LONDON, July 22- Brent crude oil rose above $108 a barrel on Tuesday, boosted by escalating political tensions over Ukraine and fighting in Gaza, while U.S. prices were supported by expectations of a drop in national stockpiles.

  • BRUSSELS, July 22- European Union foreign ministers threatened Russia on Tuesday with harsher sanctions over Ukraine, but tougher talk may not be matched by much action after France's president signalled the disputed delivery of a warship to Moscow would go ahead.

  • July 22- Verizon Communications Inc, the largest U.S. wireless telecoms company, reported a 6 percent rise in quarterly revenue as its postpaid wireless subscriber additions rose 53 percent.

  • Luxury vehicle sales boost Asbury's profit Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 6:43 AM ET

    July 22- U.S. auto dealer Asbury Automotive Group Inc posted a 33 percent jump in quarterly profit, driven by strong demand for luxury vehicles. The company's net income rose to $35.9 million, or $1.18 per share, in the second quarter ended June 30, from $27 million, or 87 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue increased 12 percent to $1.50 billion.

  • *Cautions on uncertainties in Hong Kong. ZURICH, July 22- Swatch Group on Tuesday warned of an uncertain outlook for its major market Hong Kong after reporting an 11.5 percent fall in first-half profits due to a strong Swiss franc, costs linked to the Sochi Olympics and a factory fire.

  • CORRECTED-Centene's profit jumps 24 percent Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 6:37 AM ET

    July 22- Health insurer Centene Corp posted a 24 percent jump in quarterly profit, driven by a nearly 50 percent jump in premium and services revenue. The company also bumped up the lower end of its full-year profit forecast to a range of $3.70 to $3.90 per share, from $3.60 to $3.90.

  • July 22- Health insurer Centene Corp posted a 24 percent jump in quarterly profit, driven by a nearly 50 percent jump in premium and services revenue. The company also bumped up the lower end of its full-year profit forecast to a range of $3.70 to $3.90 per share, from $3.60 to $3.90.

  • LONDON, July 22- Gold dropped on Tuesday as shares rose on speculation tensions between Russia and the West would ease after signs of cooperation from pro-Russian rebels over the Malaysian plane downed in Ukraine last week.