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  • *C.H. Robinson rally lifts transport stocks. Adding to the day's upbeat tone, Greece's international creditors signaled they were ready to compromise to avert a default even as Athens indicated it might skip an IMF loan repayment due this week. Higher yields on fixed income translate into higher rates and that increases the net interest margin for financials, "...

  • NEW YORK, June 3- Wall Street stocks rose modestly on Wednesday on hopes for an imminent Greek debt agreement and after data pointed to renewed life in the U.S. economy, while German debt yields climbed after comments from European Central Bank President Mario Draghi. Greece's international creditors signaled on Wednesday they were ready to compromise to...

  • NEW YORK, June 3- U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday, helped by optimism that Greece was close to an agreement to avoid a default and as further gains in bond yields lifted financials.

  • NEW YORK, June 3- Wall Street rose modestly on optimism an agreement over Greek debt was drawing closer and as data pointed to renewed life in the U.S. economy, while German debt yields climbed after comments from European Central Bank President Mario Draghi. Greece's international creditors signaled on Wednesday they were ready to compromise to avert a...

  • NEW YORK, June 3- Wall Street moved higher on optimism an agreement was on the horizon surrounding Greek debt and data pointed to a rebound in the U.S. economy, while German debt yields climbed after comments from European Central Bank President Mario Draghi. Greece threatened to miss a loan repayment to the IMF this week, opening the way for possible default, just...

  • *Synchronoss jumps on reports of possible sale. June 3- U.S. stocks rose in late morning trading on Wednesday on growing hopes that Greece would avert a default and as strong domestic data suggested the U.S. economic recovery was on track. "Greece is driving the market sentiment today," said Marshall Gause, chief executive officer of Geneva Fund Partners in Denver,...

  • *Synchronoss jumps on reports of possible sale. June 3- U.S. stocks were higher in early trading on Wednesday after data showed that the country's private sector added more jobs than expected in May and the European Central Bank left interest rates unchanged at record lows. "There was nothing disturbing in the numbers," said Mark Luschini, chief investment...

  • June 3- U.S. stocks opened higher on Wednesday after a better-than-expected report on U.S. private sector employment for May and as the European Central Bank left interest rates unchanged.

  • *Synchronoss jumps on reports of possible sale. June 3- Wall Street was set to open higher after data showed that the U.S. private sector added more jobs than expected in May and the European Central Bank left interest rates unchanged at record lows. "There was nothing disturbing in the numbers," said Mark Luschini, chief investment strategist at Janney Montgomery...

  • June 3- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Wednesday ahead of the European Central Bank's monetary policy meeting and the release of private sector job numbers. *Also due on Wednesday are trade deficit numbers for April at 8:30 a.m. ET and the Institute for Supply Management's non-manufacturing index for May at 10:00 a.m.. *Synchronoss Technologies'...

  • June 3- Hong Kong's benchmark share index, which has moved sideways since April's surge, rose 0.7 percent on Wednesday as energy and real estate stocks posted solid gains. The Hang Seng index ended at 27,657.47, while the China Enterprises Index lost 0.6 percent, to 14,114.94 points. China's CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen...

  • SHANGHAI, June 3- A major China stock index slipped on Wednesday, after two sessions of strong gains, as a dozen new share offerings hit a market already pulled down by big banks on signs their margins could be hurt by accelerated interest rate liberalization. Shares of top banks sagged, after China launched certificates of deposit, paving the way for full interest...

  • TOKYO, June 3- Japanese shares fell on Wednesday as investors booked profits from the market's longest rally in nearly three decades, with interest-rate sensitive stocks under the strongest pressure after bond yields rose globally. The Nikkei share average ended 0.3 percent lower at 20,473.51 points. The market had rallied for 12 straight sessions until...

  • SHANGHAI, June 3- China stocks fell on Wednesday morning as a dozen initial public offerings hit a market already pulled down by bank heavyweights on signs of accelerated interest rate liberalisation that threatens their margins. Banking shares sagged, after China launched certificates of deposit, paving the way for full interest rate liberalisation.

  • Nikkei steps back on profit-taking after long rally Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 10:26 PM ET

    *Profit-taking set in after 12- day rally until Monday. TOKYO, June 3- Japanese shares slipped on Wednesday as investors booked profits from the market's longest rally in more than three decades, with interest rate sensitive stocks sold the most after bond yields rose globally. Things don't move up in a straight line, "said Stefan Worrall, director of equity at...

  • *Asia stocks mostly lower amid spike in key debt yields. TOKYO, June 3- Equity markets in Asia slipped early on Wednesday as a widespread spike in debt yields dented the allure of risky assets, while the euro stood tall after surging on upbeat euro zone inflation data and hopes that Greece will reach a deal with its creditors. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific...

  • NEW YORK, June 2- Oil prices rose on Tuesday, driven by a weak dollar and expectations that U.S. crude supplies could have fallen last week for a fifth straight week. But the American Petroleum Institute estimated an inventory build instead, in a report released after the market's settlement, causing oil to pare some of its earlier gains. The government-run Energy...

  • June 2- U.S. stocks eased on Tuesday as a jump in bond yields hit utilities and other top dividend payers, but energy gains and optimism Greece is near a deal with creditors limited losses. "Today the utilities are way underperforming, obviously because people are thinking rates are going to go up sooner rather than later," said Uri Landesman, president of Platinum...

  • June 2- U.S. stocks dipped late Tuesday afternoon as a jump in bond yields weighed on utilities, but gains in energy shares and optimism that Greece may be close to a deal with its creditors limited losses. "Today the utilities are way underperforming obviously because people are thinking rates are going to go up sooner rather than later, but almost everything else...

  • NEW YORK, June 2- U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday helped by the dollar's decline and bond yields rose while investors searched for clarity on Greece's debt crisis. Athens faces a Friday deadline to repay 300 million euros to the International Monetary Fund. "It is all revolving around the climactic situation in Europe," said Ken Polcari, Director of the NYSE floor...