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  • July 31- Wall Street was mixed on Friday as a drop in energy companies' stocks was offset by expectations the U.S. Exxon Mobil shares fell 3.5 percent while Chevron was down 3.9 percent after reporting poor quarterly earnings due to weak oil prices. This definitely puts a lower probability on that, "said Stanley Sun, interest rate strategist at Nomura Securities...

  • *Second-qtr wage growth slowest in 33 years. July 31- Wall Street rose in early afternoon trading on Friday after an historically weak reading of U.S wage growth lent weight to the view that the U.S. Exxon Mobil shares fell 3.5 percent to $80.12 while Chevron was down 3.9 percent at $89.43 after quarterly profits slumped on falling oil prices.

  • NEW YORK— HanesBrands fell further than any other stock on the Standard& Poor's index Friday after it reported disappointing sales and declining profit. At the time HanesBrands thought that change was temporary, but now believes those changes to be permanent. After the market closed on Thursday, Hanesbrands reported net income of $94.9 million, down from...

  • *Wall St slightly higher in early trading. NEW YORK, July 31- The dollar tumbled and benchmark U.S. Wall Street stock prices rose, also taking a cue from the Employment Cost Index data showing the smallest quarterly increase in 33 years.

  • July 31- The Dow and S&P 500 were dragged down on Friday by weak earnings from oil producers Exxon Mobil and Chevron, while the Nasdaq edged up after Amgen's profit beat expectations. Exxon Mobil shares fell 4 percent to $79.52 while Chevron was down 4.2 percent at $89.06 after quarterly profits slumped on falling oil prices. Amgen rose 4.7 percent to $179.64...

  • *Athens stock market could re-open on Monday. *ETF performance could be guide for Athens re-opening. LONDON, July 31- U.S.-listed equity instruments tied to Greece have fallen around 20 percent since the Athens stock market was closed in late June, heralding a potentially rough start when it finally re-opens.

  • July 31- U.S. stocks edged up on Friday as historically low wage growth supported the view that the Fed could delay the timing of a rate increase.

  • *Royal Caribbean, Expedia rise after results. July 31- Wall Street was set to open little changed on Friday following a spate of uninspiring corporate results including that of Exxon Mobil, and a drop in prices of crude oil and major industrial metals. Exxon Mobil and Chevron shares fell about 2 percent after quarterly profits fell sharply on falling oil prices.

  • ST LOUIS _ Ameren Corp. on Friday reported second-quarter net income of $150 million. Ameren expects full-year earnings in the range of $2.45 to $2.65 per share. Ameren shares have decreased 14 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed slightly more than 2 percent.

  • *Oil prices fell after OPEC indicated there would be no output cuts despite a huge global oversupply, while copper was lower on lingering worries about demand in top consumer China. *Exxon Mobil, Royal Caribbean and Chevron are scheduled to report before the opening bell. *Data expected on Friday includes the University of Michigan's final July reading on the...

  • BALTIMORE _ Legg Mason Inc. on Friday reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $94.5 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 82 cents per share. Legg Mason shares have fallen 8.5 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed slightly more than 2 percent.

  • *UCB, BNP Paribas, Natixis up after results. The European oil and gas index fell 1 percent as oil prices fell after producers' cartel OPEC indicated there would be no output cuts despite a huge global oversupply, while the STOXX Europe 600 basic resources index was down 1.8 percent after copper fell on lingering worries about the metals' demand in top consumer China.

  • Weyerhaeuser tops Street 2Q forecasts Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 5:03 AM ET

    FEDERAL WAY, Wash. _ Weyerhaeuser Co. on Friday reported second-quarter profit of $144 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 20 cents per share. Weyerhaeuser shares have dropped 15 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has risen slightly more than 2...

  • HONG KONG, July 31- Hong Kong's benchmark Hang Seng index ended higher on Friday, but an index tracking Chinese companies fell following ailing mainland shares. The Hang Seng index rose 0.6 percent to close at 24,636.28 points. China stocks fell on Friday and posted their biggest monthly loss in nearly six years, even as Beijing rolled out a series of support...

  • HONG KONG, July 31- China stocks fell on Friday and posted their biggest monthly loss in nearly six years, even as Beijing rolled out a series of support measures and promised to step up efforts to bolster the flagging economy. The Shanghai Composite Index, which tracks all the tickers trading on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, lost 1.1 percent to end at 3,664.0 points.

  • LONDON, July 31- European shares steadied in early trading on Friday after having risen in the previous three sessions, with some companies posting strong gains after announcing forecast-beating results. The FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares was flat at 1,570.90 points by 0709 GMT. Airbus was up 4.1 percent after the aerospace group posted a 6...

  • NEW YORK— Stocks closed modestly lower Friday as oil titans Exxon Mobil and Chevron led a slump in energy stocks. Shares of Exxon Mobil and Chevron, the two largest publicly traded energy companies, fell roughly 5 percent each on Friday. Exxon shares fell $3.80, or 4.6 percent, to $79.21.

  • TOKYO, July 31- Japan's Nikkei share average edged up in choppy trade on Friday as investors took heart from strong Japanese quarterly corporate earnings, while they took comfort from less volatile Chinese share moves. The Nikkei share average gained 0.3 percent to 20,585.24 after traversing positive and negative territory. For the week, the index rose 0.2...

  • *Asia stocks set for July loss after worst China drop in 6 years. SINGAPORE/ TOKYO, July 31- Asian shares inched higher on Friday but were still set to post a loss for July, led by China's biggest monthly drop in six years. Financial spreadbetters predicted Britain's FTSE 100 to open 2 to 4 points higher, or up 0.06 percent, Germany's DAX to gain 2 to 3 points, or almost flat...

  • HONG KONG, July 31- China stocks fell on Friday and looked set to suffer their biggest monthly loss in nearly six years even as Beijing rolled out a series of support measures and promised to step up efforts to bolster the flagging economy. China CSI300 stock index futures for August fell 0.1 percent to 3,678.6, but was still 133.74 points below the current value of...