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  • US STOCKS-Wall St slips after Fischer's remarks Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 12:24 PM ET

    *Freeport-McMoRan rises after Icahn discloses stake. Aug 28- U.S. stocks slipped on Friday after comments from an influential member of the U.S. Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said the United States was heading in the direction of higher rates and that recent economic data had been impressive.

  • WASHINGTON— Plummeting stock prices have taken a toll on U.S. consumer confidence, though there are signs the setback may be temporary. The University of Michigan says its consumer sentiment index fell to 91.9 this month from 93.1 in July. The University of Michigan surveys consumers throughout the month and so some of the responses were tallied as stock prices...

  • *Doubts about China persist despite stabilization. NEW YORK, Aug 28- U.S. The index buyers want to get it over with before the weekend, "said Stanley Sun, interest rate strategist at Nomura Securities International in New York.

  • *Freeport-McMoRan jumps after Icahn discloses stake. Aug 28- Wall Street opened lower on Friday, suggesting investors were wary of taking big positions into the weekend after days of tumultuous trading that featured both the market's worst day in four years and biggest two-day gain since the financial crisis. "A lot of investors are looking for markets to calm...

  • Aug 28- Wall Street opened lower on Friday, suggesting investors were wary of taking big positions into the weekend after days of tumultuous trading that featured both the market's worst day in four years and biggest two-day gain since the financial crisis.

  • *Freeport-McMoran jumps after Icahn discloses stake. Wall Street logged its biggest two-day gain since the financial crisis on Thursday on strong U.S. economic data and hints that a September interest-rate hike was unlikely. "A lot of investors are looking for markets to calm down and are rebalancing their portfolios before going into the weekend," said Jeff...

  • S&P 500 picks up ATVI and UAL Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    S&P 500 picks up ATVI and UAL

    Activision Blizzard and United Continental join the S&P 500 index, replacing Pall and Hospir.

  • US STOCKS-Futures fall after two-day market rally Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 7:39 AM ET

    *Wall Street logged its biggest two-day gain since the financial crisis on Thursday on strong U.S. economic data and hints that a September interest-rate hike was unlikely. *Chinese stocks jumped more than 4 percent for the second day as authorities announced that pension funds managed by China's local governments will start investing 2 trillion yuan as soon...

  • China's main stock index fell nearly 23 percent over five days before returning to positive territory Thursday and Friday. By June, stocks were "trading at sky-high, rocket-crazy valuations," said Dickie Wong, executive director of research at Kingston Financial Group in Hong Kong. The central bank's Aug. 11 devaluation of the yuan accelerated the declines by...

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 28- China stocks surged on Friday, encouraged by strong gains on Wall Street and signs of fresh support from Beijing after a five-day plunge that panicked global markets. The CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen rose 4.3 percent, to 3,342.29 points, while the Shanghai Composite Index gained 4.9 percent to 3,232.35...

  • *Asia stocks rise on Wall Street surge, upbeat U.S. data. Financial spreadbetters expected Britain's FTSE 100 to open around 8 points, or 0.1 percent, higher, Germany's DAX to open up around 13 points, or 0.1 percent, and France's CAC 40 to start the day about 8 points, or 0.2 percent, higher. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 1.2 percent.

  • TOKYO, Aug 28- Japanese stocks extended a rally on Friday as investors took heart from strong U.S. economic data and further gains on Wall Street, with strength in Chinese markets further helping to calm frayed nerves. Mitsubishi Corp. gained 6.2 percent and Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal climbed 7.6 percent while Toho Zinc gained 7.1 percent.

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 28- China stocks rose on Friday, encouraged by strong gains on Wall Street and signs of fresh support from Beijing after a five-day plunge that panicked global markets. Still, the indexes are heading for a weekly fall of about 10 percent, and a monthly slide of around 14 percent, with the Shanghai market on course to register its worst monthly...

  • TOKYO, Aug 28- Japanese government bond prices were little changed on Friday, with the negative impact from rallying Tokyo shares and an overnight retreat by U.S. Treasuries offset by the Bank of Japan's regular debt buying. Japan's Nikkei surged more than 2 percent, helped by further gains on Wall Street after strong U.S. economic data buoyed sentiment that had...

  • TOKYO, Aug 28- Japanese fund managers marginally trimmed their holdings of stocks in August, as a slide in global risk assets markets prompted them to raise holdings of safe-haven bonds, a Reuters survey found on Friday. Federal Reserve could delay hiking interest rates, "said Soichiro Monji, chief strategist at Daiwa SB Investments. The MSCI World Index tumbled...

  • *Asia stocks rise on Wall Street surge, upbeat US data. Wall Street rose sharply overnight thanks to revised U.S. gross domestic product data showing the economy grew faster than initially thought in the second quarter- a reassuring sign amid worries over deepening economic woes in China. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 1.3...

  • TAIPEI, Aug 28- Taiwan stocks rose on Friday, amid widespread gains in regional markets and Wall Street. Concerns over a slowdown in China's economy gave way to cheer over an upward revision to U.S. The Taiwan dollar firmed T $0.504 to T $32.266 per U.S. dollar.

  • TOKYO, Aug 28- Japan's Nikkei share average surged more than 2 percent on Friday, helped by further gains on Wall Street after strong U.S. economic data buoyed sentiment that had been shaken by fears of a China- led global economic slowdown. Commodity-related stocks led the rally after oil prices rocketed overnight and other commodity prices soared, with trading...

  • TOKYO, Aug 28- Asian shares extended a global rally on Friday after upbeat U.S. economic data calmed sentiment shaken by days of turmoil in Chinese equities. Wall Street rose sharply overnight thanks to revised U.S. gross domestic product data showing the economy grew faster than initially thought in the second quarter- a reassuring sign amid worries over...

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Thursday Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 4:57 PM ET

    U.S. stocks closed sharply higher on Thursday, extending their recovery from a six-day sell-off that was triggered by concerns about the health of the Chinese economy. Investors were encouraged by the biggest gain in China's main stock index in eight weeks and a U.S. government report indicating that the economy expanded at a much faster pace than previously...