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  • July 8- Trading in all securities were halted on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday following earlier reports of technical difficulties, although NYSE- listed issues was still trading on other exchanges. There's no sign of panic at all, " Mark Otto of J. Streicher& Co in New York said from the NYSE floor. "With China, investors fear that could be indicative of a...

  • *China stock sell-off raises fears of economic slowdown. *United Airlines fall after computer glitch halts flights. Concerns over China and Greece had pushed the Dow into negative territory briefly on Tuesday.

  • *Gold drops as dollar rises on Greek deal hopes. NEW YORK, June 22- A new offer by Greece on a reform package to avoid a default on its debts raised hopes that a tangible deal with international creditors was still possible, lifting world stock indexes and pushing down gold prices on Monday. The ministers agreed to reconvene before the week is over, after Greece...

  • US STOCKS-Wall Street up on Greece hopes, M&A chatter Monday, 22 Jun 2015 | 12:59 PM ET

    *Global markets higher on Greece deal optimism. June 22- U.S. stocks were higher in early afternoon trading on Monday, helped by a surge in M&A chatter, particularly in the healthcare sector, and on hopes that a deal was nearer to avert a looming crisis in Greece. The Nasdaq Composite index rose to a record 5,159.36 points, while the S&P 500 came just five points shy of...

  • *Dollar firm as Fed awaited, euro slips on Greece. NEW YORK, June 16- The euro fell on Tuesday as it appeared more likely that debt-stricken Greece would default or have to leave the single currency, while the U.S. dollar rose at the start of a two-day meeting by the Federal Reserve. Stocks mostly rose on the day, with shares in both Europe and the United States rebounding...

  • *Dollar firm as Fed awaited, euro slips on Greece. NEW YORK, June 16- The euro fell on Tuesday as it appeared more likely that debt-stricken Greece would default or have to leave the single currency, while the U.S. dollar rose ahead of a meeting by the U.S. Stocks were mixed around the world, with shares in Europe rebounding after a two-day decline, while Wall Street was...

  • *World financial markets fall as Greece nears default. *Coty jumps after buying three businesses from P&G. "Investors are not expecting a whole lot from the Fed meeting," said Scott Brown, chief economist at Raymond James in St. Petersburg, Florida.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St set to open lower ahead of Fed meet Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 9:01 AM ET

    *World financial markets fall as Greece nears default. *Coty jumps after buying Three businesses from P&G. "Investors are not expecting a whole lot from the Fed meeting," said Scott Brown, chief economist at Raymond James in St. Petersburg, Florida.

  • *IMF says major differences' remain with Greece. *Citrix jumps after investor sends letter to board. June 11- U.S. stocks were higher in afternoon trading on Thursday, helped by strong retail sales data, but gains were limited by news that the International Monetary Fund had broken off debt talks with Greece.

  • *IMF says major differences' remain with Greece. *Citrix jumps after investor sends letter. June 11- U.S. stocks came off session highs on Thursday after the International Monetary Fund quit bailout talks with Greece, saying' major differences' remained over an agreement to save the country from bankruptcy.

  • *U.S. stocks dip; investors focus on Greece, rates. NEW YORK, June 8- U.S. and European stocks declined as investors fretted about Greece and timing of a U.S. rate hike, while the dollar fell after a wire service report, denied by President Barack Obama, that claimed to cite remarks by him on the greenback's strength. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index finished down...

  • *Wall St banks expect Fed rate hike in September. *Sears falls after sales continue to decline. "I think we'll see a lot more back and forth for a while," said Scott Brown, chief economist at Raymond James in St. Petersburg, Florida.

  • *Wall St banks expect Fed rate hike in September. *Sears rises after posting smaller-than-expected loss. "I think we'll see a lot more back and forth for a while," said Scott Brown, chief economist at Raymond James in St. Petersburg, Florida.

  • NEW YORK, May 11- It wasn't long ago that politics, like religious orientation or sexual preference, was a taboo topic in the American workplace. The Washington trade group, which has offices across the street from the White House, helps firms such as Wal-Mart, Halliburton and Lockheed Martin mobilize employees on policy issues important to the companies.

  • *Apple and Celgene weigh on Nasdaq, S&P 500. April 30- Wall Street was lower in midday trading on Thursday as Apple weighed on major indexes and investors digested a mixed batch of economic data. Apple fell as much as 2.5 percent to $125.45 and was the biggest drag on the Dow, S&P 500 and the Nasdaq.

  • LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 7- Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky built a national reputation on his willingness to challenge Republican orthodoxies. And the 52- year-old former eye surgeon who harnessed the anti-establishment energy of the Tea Party movement has been raising money for fellow Republicans, at times upsetting the grassroots activists who have made him a...

  • *Fed more likely to raise rates in second quarter. WASHINGTON, Feb 11- The U.S. economy is set to record its best performance in a decade this year as a rapidly strengthening labor market buoys domestic demand, giving the Federal Reserve the confidence to start tightening monetary policy, a Reuters poll showed. "There may be a few ups and downs this year, but the...

  • 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.

  • Mass. Sen. hopefuls have spent $68M on race so far Friday, 2 Nov 2012 | 9:42 AM ET

    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.

  • Networks, AP changing exit poll strategy Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 2:14 PM ET

    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.