March 13- Retailer Dollar General Corp reported lower-than-expected sales for the holiday quarter on Thursday, blaming weak consumer confidence among its low-income shoppers, cold weather and aggressive competition.» Read More
Still, the tendency of markets to perform well in the past two months has some "people saying,' Hey, you gotta ride the bull until the end of the year,"' said Michael Matousek, head trader at U.S. Global Investors Inc. in San Antonio.
NEW YORK, Nov 12- T-Mobile US Inc is considering buying spectrum from an unidentified private party and would use some of the proceeds of a planned $2 billion share offering to finance such a deal, the company said in a regulatory filing on Tuesday.
LONDON, Nov 12- Greek bond yields jumped on Tuesday on concerns that a proposal for German parties to hold nationwide referendums for major European decisions may complicate Athens's efforts to overcome its debt crisis.
WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Nov 12 (Reuters)- US Airways Group Inc and American Airlines have agreed to give up landing spots and gates at several U.S. airports to win U.S. antitrust approval for their proposed merger, the Department of Justice said on Tuesday.
*Wall Street edges lower with Fed speakers in focus. A measure of global equity performance was down slightly as stocks on Wall Street and in Europe fell, a day after the Dow Jones industrial average hit yet another record close.
CARACAS, Nov 12- Venezuelan bonds dropped sharply on Tuesday after President Nicolas Maduro ordered a military takeover of an electronics chain and authorities arrested dozens of people for purported price gouging.
*Sterling hits 2- month low vs dollar on UK inflation data. The dollar was last up 0.5 percent to 99.67 yen, with the peak of 99.79 yen its strongest since Sept. 13. Better-than-expected U.S. payrolls last week and also the outlook for easier monetary policy in Europe is helping the dollar, "said Niels Christensen, currency strategist at Nordea in London.
Larger rival DirecTV also added more customers than expected in the third quarter, while cable providers Time Warner Cable Inc, Comcast Corp and Charter Communications Inc all reported video subscriber losses. Dish also got a bit of a boost from Time Warner Cable's protracted fight with CBS Corp..
NEW YORK, Nov 12- T-Mobile US Inc said on Tuesday it would not participate in a spectrum auction the U.S. government plans to hold in January but still left investors in suspense over how it will use the proceeds from a roughly $2 billion stock offering.
*Boeing says would consider Japan if workers reject deal. Details of the unsolicited proposal emerged on the eve of a crucial vote by 31,000 Boeing workers on a contract that may determine whether the 777 X is built in Washington state, the home of nearly all Boeing's commercial jet manufacturing.
Exchanges including New York Stock Exchange operator NYSE Euronext and Nasdaq OMX said they had reached an accord on the timing and the nature of certain regulatory proposals, including rules designed to protect the securities information processors that disseminate quotes to investors.
NEW YORK, Nov 12- US Airways Group Inc and AMR Corp have reached a settlement with U.S. antitrust regulators who had filed suit to stop the two airlines from merging, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.
LONDON, Nov 12- Credit ratings organisations from five countries are launching a new global agency, touting it as an alternative to the Big Three agencies which they say no longer meet the needs of the new globalised world.
Nov 12- Biotechnology company Dendreon Corp said it would reduce annual costs by $125 million and cut about 150 jobs in a new round of restructuring, as it struggles to boost sales of its flagship cancer vaccine. Dendreon's net product revenue, reflecting Provenge sales, fell 13 percent to $68 million in the third quarter ended Sept. 30.
*China pledges to let markets play decisive role in economy. LONDON, Nov 12- Copper slid on Tuesday as the dollar gained on expectations the U.S.
*Eurochem seeks $800 mln from London- listed Shaft Sinkers. *Claim "nonsensical and fabricated"- Shaft Sinkers. MOSCOW, Nov 12- Engineering firm Shaft Sinkers has dismissed as "nonsensical" an $800 million claim brought by Russia's third-largest fertiliser firm over the flooding of a mineshaft that delayed a $4 billion potash project.
*Infineon drops 6 pct after warning of lower revenues. LONDON, Nov 12- European shares edged lower on Tuesday as a fresh set of weak corporate results put the brakes on a rally that had pushed a key regional equity index to a five-year high last week.
*China vows "decisive" role for markets, results seen by 2020. *DISH Network shares up after quarterly results.
Nov 12- An experimental sleep-disorder drug made by Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc is safe and effective enough to warrant approval, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration review found, sending the company's stock up as much as 88 percent on Tuesday. The FDA is not bound to follow the advice of its advisory panels but typically does so.
BRUSSELS, Nov 12- Consumers risk losing out in a planned free-trade deal between Europe and the United States if big business succeeds in loosening standards, European consumer and environmental groups warned on Tuesday.