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  • June 23- The three major U.S. stock indexes rose about 1 percent each to record their biggest percentage gains in a month as investors grew confident that Britain would choose to remain in the European Union in Thursday's referendum. Markets across the globe have been rattled over the past two weeks as investors speculated about the consequences of Britain's...

  • June 23- The three major U.S. stock indexes recorded their biggest percentage gains in a month on Thursday as Britain seemed to swing towards remaining in the European Union, a scenario that would avert a possible financial crisis. Markets across the globe have been rattled over the past two weeks as investors speculated about the consequences of Britain's...

  • WASHINGTON, June 23- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell last week to near a 43- year low, suggesting labor market resilience even though hiring slowed sharply in May. "Overall labor market conditions are not as bad as one might assume based on May's nonfarm payroll print alone," said Jim Baird, chief investment officer at Plante Moran...

  • June 23- Wall Street opened higher for the fourth straight day on Thursday as Britain seemed to swing towards remaining in the European Union, a scenario that would avert a possible financial crisis. "The markets are the best judge of what is going to happen and they are saying that Britain will remain. The key is the strong jump in the pound, "said Peter Cardillo, chief...

  • WASHINGTON, June 23- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell last week to near a 43- year low, suggesting labor market resilience even though hiring slowed sharply in May. "Overall labor market conditions are not as bad as one might assume based on May's nonfarm payroll print alone," said Jim Baird, chief investment officer at Plante Moran...

  • June 23- Wall Street was set for an upbeat open on Thursday as investors bet on Britain remaining in the European Union, a scenario that would avert a possible financial crisis. Wall Street dipped in thin but volatile trading on Wednesday as people kept off from making big bets ahead of the British referendum. "The markets are the best judge of what is going to happen...

  • WASHINGTON, June 23- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell last week to near a 43- year low, suggesting labor market resilience even though hiring slowed sharply in May. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 18,000 to a seasonally adjusted 259,000 for the week ended June 18, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

  • June 23- U.S. stock index futures were at their highest level in a month on Thursday as investors saw an increased chance of Britain remaining in the European Union, a scenario that would avert a possible financial crisis. *Markets across the globe have been rattled over the past two weeks as investors speculated about the consequences of Britain's exit from the...

  • It's been two years of frustration with the Fed: Expert

    Andrew Lake, head of fixed income at Mirabaud Asset Management, says increased communication from the U.S. Federal Reserve hasn't helped markets.

  • TOKYO, June 23- The pound advanced to a six-month high against the dollar on Thursday after the latest polls favoured Britain remaining in the European Union, just hours before referendum voting was due to open. Polls by ComRes, conducted for the Daily Mail newspaper and ITV television, and by YouGov for The Times newspaper in London, showed a last-minute rise in...

  • BENGALURU, June 23- Gold touched a fresh two-week low early on Thursday on cautious optimism that British voters would opt to stay in the European Union at referendum later in the session, thereby boosting Asian stocks and reducing risk aversion. *The campaign to keep Britain in the European Union got a boost from two opinion polls published late on Wednesday, a...

  • TOKYO, June 23- The pound rose to a six-month high against the dollar early on Thursday after the latest polls supported those in favour of Britain remaining in the European Union, hours before a crucial referendum to decide the country's place in Europe. Polls by ComRes, conducted for the Daily Mail newspaper and ITV television, and YouGov for The Times newspaper...

  • THURSDAY, JUNE 23 NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Rob Kaplan speaks on "Economic Conditions and the Role of Monetary Policy" at the Money Marketeers of New York University event- 2300 GMT. PARIS- European Central Bank board member Yves Mersch speaks at the European chief economists meeting organized by Natixis- 1100 GMT FRANKFURT- European...

  • THURSDAY, JUNE 23 NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Rob Kaplan speaks on "Economic Conditions and the Role of Monetary Policy" at the Money Marketeers of New York University event- 2300 GMT. PARIS- European Central Bank board member Yves Mersch speaks at the European chief economists meeting organised by Natixis- 1100 GMT FRANKFURT- European...

  • Ship preparing for storm

    Wall Street is battening down the hatches as Britons head to the polls to vote on whether to leave or remain in the EU.

  • The dollar was broadly weaker on Wednesday as risk appetite returned to markets.

  • *Britain's FTSE closes off highs after new referendum poll. NEW YORK, June 22- Global markets traded cautiously on Wednesday, a day before the United Kingdom votes on whether to stay in the EU, with Wall Street stocks easing lower and sterling inching up. Oil fell back below $50 per barrel and the yen was down against the dollar, with the latest polls showing a slight...

  • June 22- U.S. stocks dipped in low trading volume on Wednesday, with traders focusing on Thursday's referendum on whether Britain will remain part of the European Union. Attention remained on Britain's Thursday vote. "I go with the betting odds, that's the better indicator," said Paul Zemsky, chief investment officer, Multi-Asset Strategies and Solutions at Voya...

  • An offshore oil and gas rig near Stavanger, Norway.

    Oil prices settled down more than 1 percent on Wednesday after a smaller-than-expected U.S. inventory drawdown.

  • *Tesla falls after offering to buy SolarCity. June 22- U.S. stocks were little changed on Wednesday after paring initial gains, with focus on Thursday's referendum on whether Britain will remain part of the European Union. Attention remained on Britain's Thursday vote.