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  • *April consumer spending up 1 pct vs est. 0.7 pct rise. May 31- Wall Street inched higher on Tuesday as strong consumer spending data gave the latest sign of improvement in economic growth and supported the Federal Reserve's stance to increase interest rates in the coming months. Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Friday a rate hike in the coming months would likely be...

  • *April consumer spending up 1 pct vs est. 0.7 pct rise. May 31- Wall Street was set to open higher on Tuesday after strong consumer spending data gave the latest sign of improvement in economic growth and supported the Federal Reserve's stance to increase interest rates in the coming months. Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Friday a rate hike in the coming months would...

  • *Best Buy down on weak forecast. May 24- Wall Street opened higher on Tuesday, recouping some of Monday's losses, with banks among the biggest gainers as investors speculated on the possibility of a June interest rate hike. Until we get that, the market will remain in a tight trading range, "said Scott Brown, chief economist at Raymond James in St. Petersburg, Florida.

  • May 20- Wall Street opened higher on Friday, boosted by technology and financial stocks. New York Fed President William Dudley said on Thursday the U.S. economy was strong enough to warrant a rate hike in June or July. "We got rattled earlier this week by shifting Fed perception," said Scott Brown, Chief Economist at Raymond James in St. Petersburg, Florida.

  • May 20- Wall Street was set to open higher on Friday as investors digested the possibility of a June rate hike, a day after the S&P 500 fell to its lowest in two months. New York Fed President William Dudley said on Thursday the U.S. economy was strong enough to warrant a rate hike in June or July. "We got rattled earlier this week by shifting Fed perception," said Scott...

  • U.S. oil prices hit a six-month high as data from the International Energy Agency showing tightening supply, while U.S. crude inventories unexpectedly decreased. Apple tumbled 1.8 percent at a 52- week low of $90.83, dragging on all three indexes. Wall Street dropped on Wednesday as feeble quarterly reports from Walt Disney, Macy's and Fossil undermined...

  • May 12- Wall Street was set to open higher on Thursday, a day after a rout led by consumer stocks led to the Dow post its biggest one-day drop in three months. Wall Street dropped on Wednesday as feeble quarterly reports from Walt Disney, Macy's and Fossil undermined confidence across the consumer sector. "We're in this thin period in terms of economic data and the...

  • *April ADP report shows 156,000 jobs added vs. est. 196,000. *Priceline falls after forecast misses expectations. May 4- Wall Street looked set to open lower for the second straight day on Wednesday after data showed the private sector added the least number of jobs last month since April 2013.

  • *Fed's two-day meeting to begin at 1 pm ET. April 26- Wall Street opened slightly higher on Tuesday, with the Dow rising above the 18,000 mark, as investors assess quarterly earnings and await the outcome of a two-day U.S. Markets see no chance of a U.S. interest rate increase at the meeting that is set to begin on Tuesday but have priced in a one-in-five chance of a hike...

  • *Fed's two-day meeting to begin at 1 pm ET. April 26- Wall Street looked set to open slightly higher on Tuesday as investors assess quarterly earnings and await the outcome of a two-day U.S. Markets see no chance of a U.S. interest rate increase at the meeting that is set to begin on Tuesday but have priced in a one-in-five chance of a hike at the meeting on June 14-15.

  • *S&P tech sector worst performer on S&P 500. April 22- U.S. stock indexes were flat on Friday after poor quarterly reports from technology bellwethers Microsoft and Alphabet outweighed gains from steadying oil prices. Crude rose about 1 percent on signs of strong gasoline consumption in the United States.

  • April 22- U.S. stock indexes were set to open flat on Friday as investors assessed mixed quarterly reports from bellwether companies such as Caterpillar and McDonald's. "We're back to the every other day theory, bouncing around a little, but I don't see too strong a sentiment either way," said Scott Brown, chief economist at Raymond James in St. Petersburg, Florida.

  • April 4- Wall Street was little changed on Monday as a fall in oil prices hit materials stocks, offsetting a rise in healthcare shares. While the Fed's projections point to two rate hikes this year, traders expect only one, according to the CME Group's FedWatch program. That uncertainty is going to remain with us, "said Scott Brown, chief economist at Raymond James in...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 4- The U.S. housing market is on the mend, but the so-called ``missing piston'' of the world's biggest economy doesn't have enough power to get the broader recovery firing on all cylinders any time soon.

  • Scott Brown and Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren ramped up their voter outreach efforts Thursday as new campaign fundraising reports show they've already spent nearly $68 million pursuing the same Massachusetts Senate seat.

  • NEW YORK-- A growth in early voting and tough economy for the media are forcing changes to the exit poll system that television networks and The Associated Press depend upon to deliver the story on Election Night, all with the pressure-filled backdrop of a tight presidential race.

  • Scott Brown is apologizing for suggesting Democratic rival Elizabeth Warren used paid actors in political ads defending her legal work in an asbestos lawsuit. The Taunton Daily Gazette reported that Brown was asked how Warren got family members of asbestos victims to appear in her ads.

  • *Lawmakers seek tighter regulation of compounding companies* Outbreak has sickened 138 people in 11 states, killed 12* Senator Brown to return contributions from NECC owners By Tim McLaughlin and Toni Clarke.

  • By Tim McLaughlin and Toni Clarke. BOSTON, Oct 10- A Massachusetts specialist pharmacy linked to a company at the center of a major health scare closed temporarily on Wednesday and a state regulator clamped down on such operations in the wake of a meningitis outbreak that has claimed a dozen lives.