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  • *Tech stock lead gainers, Netflix hit by short-sell call. *Ambarella's forecast drags on stock and GoPro. Wall Street had closed sharply lower on Tuesday, with concerns about China's economy pushing major indexes down almost 3 percent and intensifying fears of a long-term selloff.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 2- Global stock indexes rose on Wednesday, drawing support from reports of brokerage measures in China to invigorate the country's battered markets, while oil recovered from earlier losses to trade near flat. The news stabilized global markets and soothed concerns that slowing growth in China will hurt the global economy. "Possible actions by...

  • *Ambarella's forecast drags on stock and GoPro. *Navistar falls on possibility of SEC lawsuit. However, Netflix fell 3 percent after Citron Research recommended a short call on the stock.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 2- U.S. crude oil stockpiles rose unexpectedly last week as refinery throughput fell for a fourth week and imports jumped, while gasoline stocks fell, data from the Energy Information Administration showed on Wednesday. October crude was down $1.22 at $44.19 a barrel at 11:05 a.m. EDT, having swung from $43.71 to $46.32. Brent October crude was down...

  • Investors remain on edge after the latest market plunge, which was triggered by more signs of slowing growth in China. Tax preparation company H&R Block was the biggest gainer in the S&P 500, rising $2.47, or 7.5 percent, to $35.42. The market has been bouncing around sharply the last few weeks following signs of weakness in China and uncertainty over when the...

  • Sept 2- U.S. stocks opened up almost 1 percent on Wednesday, rebounding from steep losses a day earlier, after fresh intervention from China to support its markets helped calm jittery investors and oil prices reversed course to trade higher.

  • *Ambarella falls as Q3 revenue forecast misses expectations. *Navistar falls on possibility of SEC lawsuit. Sept 2- U.S. stock futures pared some gains on Wednesday, but kept Wall Street on track to open higher, after weaker-than-expected private U.S. jobs data, raising the odds that the Federal Reserve would not raise interest rates this month.

  • Sept 2- U.S. stock index futures rose on Wednesday after fresh intervention from China to support its markets helped calm jittery investors, and ahead of U.S. private employment data. *Wall Street closed sharply lower on Tuesday, with renewed concerns about China's economy pushing major indexes down almost 3 percent and intensifying fears of a long-term...

  • LONDON, Sept 2- Emerging equities fell for the third day running on Wednesday, approaching six-year lows on deepening concerns about global growth, as oil price weakness fuelled another drop in the Russian rouble. Chinese mainland shares bounced off early losses after a range of brokerages pledged additional funds to buy shares while Hong Kong shares fell 1...

  • LONDON, Sept 2- Fresh government intervention to support China's jittery markets and bets on a more dovish stance from central bankers provided limited respite from a stock market sell-off on Wednesday as oil resumed its fall. European equities gave up early gains, with commodities stocks the hardest hit, as U.S. crude fell more than $1 to $44.39 a barrel.

  • Sept 2- Hong Kong's benchmark stock index fell 1.2 percent on Wednesday to close at its lowest level in two years as China's markets continued to wobble. The Hang Seng index fell 250 points to 20,934.94, its lowest close since July, 2013. The China Enterprises Index lost 1.6 percent, to 9,301.32 points. Air China jumped as much as 7 percent before giving up much of its...

  • LONDON, Sept 2- The dollar rose on Wednesday as fragile global stock markets stabilised, taking the heat out of a rush to unwind carry trades that boosted the safe-haven yen and the low-yielding euro in recent weeks. The dollar was up 0.6 percent at 120.10 yen, rising from a low of 119.225 yen as European stock markets rose and U.S. stock futures were almost 1 percent...

  • Q&A: What are the signs of a 'bear market' for stocks Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 3:05 AM ET

    The stock market's sharp downturn in recent weeks has pulled the three major U.S. stock indexes into what is known as a "correction." A correction is a Wall Street term for when an index like the Standard& Poor's 500, the Dow Jones industrial average, or even an individual stock, falls 10 percent or more from a recent high. The Dow fell 469.68 points Tuesday to 16,058.35,...

  • Nikkei falls as fresh Shanghai losses dismay investors Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 2:42 AM ET

    TOKYO, Sept 2- Japanese stocks fell on Wednesday as concerns about China's cooling economy and further losses in Chinese stock markets demoralized investors, wiping out early gains. Daio Paper Corp. lost 17.9 percent, dragging down the Topix paper subindex after announcing it will issue 30 billion yen worth of euro-yen denominated convertible bond shares,...

  • US markets open solidly higher a day after big plunge Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 2:04 AM ET

    KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was up 0.1 percent at 6,062 while Germany's DAX rose 0.2 percent to 10,038. France's CAC-40 was 0.2 percent higher at 4,552. Wall Street was poised for a solid opening with Dow futures and the broader S&P 500 futures up 0.5 percent. CHINA TRADING: The Shanghai market remained the focus across...

  • TOKYO, Sept 2- The dollar bounced to cut steep losses versus the yen on Wednesday as Tokyo shares rebounded after sharp losses, dulling demand for the safe-haven Japanese currency for the time being. The dollar was up 0.7 percent at 120.175 yen, hoisted up from a low of 119.225 as Tokyo's Nikkei gained 0.8 percent following the previous day's 3.8 percent tumble.

  • TOKYO, Sept 2- Japanese stocks rose in volatile trade on Wednesday morning as investors picked up bargains, although sentiment remained fragile as lingering concerns about China's economy dented global equities. Gains were led by futures buying, which lifted index-heavy stocks such as Fast Retailing Co and Fanuc Corp, up 2.7 percent and 2.9 percent,...

  • SHANGHAI, Sept 2- China's major stock indexes opened down on Wednesday, despite pledges by a number of brokerages to increase their stock invesment to support the market. China CSI300 stock index futures for September fell 2.1 percent, to 2,944.2, 291.12 points below the current value of the underlying index. The Hang Seng index in Hong Kong was down 1.0 percent, to...

  • *China factory activity shrinks at fastest pace in 3 years. NEW YORK, Sept 1- World stock indexes and oil prices slumped on Tuesday as weak Chinese data fueled worries about a slowdown in its economy, the world's second biggest, and sparked more market turmoil. The moves followed a stormy week that left investors concerned about further market losses due to slowing...

  • TORONTO, Sept 1- Canada's main stock index fell 2.7 percent on Tuesday, in a broad retreat led by financial and energy stocks as oil prices slumped, weak Chinese data renewed fears of slowing growth, and Canada officially slipped into recession. Canada's energy sector, a major force on the index, dropped 4.6 percent as crude tumbled after a three-day rally.