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  • *Oil falls 2.5 pct to lowest since late November. *Facebook falls on worries over future growth. May 4- Wall Street edged lower on Thursday morning, weighed down by a drop in energy stocks after oil prices dropped and as Facebook led technology shares lower.

  • *Traders raise odds of an interest rate hike in June. May 4- Wall Street was set to open higher on Thursday, a day after the Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged and expressed confidence in the strength of the economy. Futures traders are now pricing in a 72 percent chance of rate hike in June, up from 63 percent before the Fed issued its statement, according to...

  • Centrist Emmanuel Macron is leading most opinion polls for the election's first round on Sunday and is expected to contest a second-round run-off with Marine Le Pen, head of the anti- European Union and anti-immigrant National Front. "Although Macron has been labeled as favorite to become the next French President, an unexpected Marine Le Pen victory could...

  • Centrist Emmanuel Macron is leading most opinion polls for the election's first round on Sunday and is expected to contest a second-round run-off with Marine Le Pen, head of the anti- European Union and anti-immigrant National Front. "Although Macron has been labeled as favorite to become the next French President, an unexpected Marine Le Pen victory could...

  • Bank of America jumped 2.1 percent to $23.41, their highest since the financial crisis. JPMorgan surged 2.2 percent at a record high of $88.17 and Wells Fargo gained 3.1 percent to $56.20. "There is a lot of optimism regarding the financial sector but any kind of cautious statement from them might cause a bit of a pullback," said Scott Brown, chief economist at...

  • Jan 13- U.S. stock index futures gave up some gains on Friday after disappointing quarterly reports from Bank of America and Wells Fargo. Wells Fargo was down 1 percent at $53.95 after it reported a fall in profit and its revenue fell short of market expectations. "There is a lot of optimism regarding the financial sector but any kind of cautious statement from them...

  • Dec 16- U.S. stocks opened higher on Friday, with the three major indexes on track to post weekly gains and the Dow within spitting distance of 20,000, a level it has never breached. The Fed sees three rate hikes next year instead of the two foreseen in September, partly as a result of the expected economic benefits under President-elect Donald Trump.

  • Dec 16- U.S. stocks looked set to open higher on Friday, with the three major indexes on track to post weekly gains and the Dow within spitting distance of 20,000, a level it has never breached. The Fed sees three rate hikes next year instead of the two foreseen in September, partly as a result of the expected economic benefits under President-elect Donald Trump.

  • *Mitt Romney, 2012 Republican presidential nominee and former Massachusetts governor. *Jon Huntsman, former Republican Utah governor and ambassador to China under President Barack Obama, ran for Republican presidential nomination in 2012. *John Bolton, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under President George W. Bush, foreign policy adviser to 2012...

  • President-elect Donald Trump said on Monday he would nominate retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, a presidential rival-turned-supporter to serve as Department of Housing and Urban Development secretary. *Jon Huntsman, former Republican Utah governor and ambassador to China under President Barack Obama, ran for 2012 Republican presidential nomination in...

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    Donald Trump "likes talking about a lot of different possibilities, and he likes to surprise people," Susan Del Percio said.

  • 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.

  • BOSTON, Oct 10- The campaign of U.S. In the meantime, the campaign is donating contributions from the company owners to the Meningitis Foundation of America. " Brown is in the midst of a bruising re-election battle against Democratic nominee Elizabeth Warren, who is a Harvard professor.

  • BOSTON, Oct 10- The campaign of U.S. In the meantime, the campaign is donating contributions from the company owners to the Meningitis Foundation of America. " State and federal regulators have said that all of the meningitis-infected patients were injected with drugs from New England Compounding Pharmacy, based in Framingham, Massachusetts.

  • *Companies add 162,000 jobs in September. NEW YORK, Oct 3- U.S. companies added 162,000 jobs in September, more than economists expected but still pointing to slow improvement in the labor market, data from a payrolls processor showed on Wednesday.