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  • The SEC said on Thursday that this was its first case against an underwriter for pricing-related fraud in the primary market for municipal securities. The 93- year-old investment firm's customers paid at least $4.6 million more than they should have for new bonds, the SEC said. The brokerage and its former head of municipal underwriting, Stina Wishman,...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 13- The U.S. dollar recovered on Thursday after China's central bank said there was no basis for further yuan depreciation and on data showing U.S. retail sales rebounded in July, refocusing attention on the likelihood of a Federal Reserve interest rate increase in September. After hitting a roughly one-month low Wednesday, the U.S. dollar rose...

  • *Germany's ZEW, euro zone GDP to gauge bloc's recovery. *Raft of Chinese data, UK jobs data on the agenda. "Because this report was not extraordinarily strong, it was simply in line with expectations, that leaves the markets having to look toward other data," said Paul Christopher, head global market strategist at Wells Fargo Investment Institute in St. Louis.

  • NEW YORK, July 31- Unless next week's payrolls report is an outlier, investors should expect a continuation of the directionless market that has kept the S&P 500 trading in place for most of the year. But concern about the strength of the economies in China and Europe, along with a slide in energy prices, have made stocks stall. "We're likely to be in first gear, crawling...

  • July 31- Weak oil prices shriveled quarterly profit at Exxon Mobil Corp and Chevron Corp on Friday, compelling both companies to rethink operations and plan for what many expect to be a sustained period of cheap crude. Evan Calio, an analyst with Morgan Stanley, said on Exxon's earnings conference call that the oil giant appeared to be less vocal than its peers...

  • PARIS, July 28- France is confident of winning two more foreign orders for its Rafale fighter jet by the beginning of next year as it seeks to extend a spate of recent export successes, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. After failing for years to win an order for its warplane, France has sold 24 Rafales each to Egypt and Qatar in recent months and is in...

  • FOREX-Euro rises as Greece makes move for bailout Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 3:00 PM ET

    *Euro touches 1- week high above $1.10 as bears unwind bets. NEW YORK, July 23- The euro strengthened on Thursday, briefly rising above $1.10 for the first time in a week, as the Greek parliament approved a second set of reforms required to start negotiations with lenders in a bid to avert bankruptcy. Greece might even be perceived as taking the initiative to revive...

  • FOREX-Euro rises as Greece progresses on bailout steps Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 10:46 AM ET

    *Euro briefly breaks above $1.10 on exit of bearish bets. NEW YORK, July 23- The euro strengthened on Thursday, briefly rising above $1.10 for the first time in a week, as the Greek parliament approved a second set of reforms required to start negotiations with lenders in a bid to avert bankruptcy. Greece might even be perceived as taking the initiative to revive...

  • *Corn has fallen for 4 out of 5 days due to ideal US weather. *Soybeans up for third day on firmer U.S. cash market. PARIS/ SINGAPORE, July 23- A drop in the dollar boosted Chicago grains on Thursday with corn rebounding from earlier falls linked to benign weather across the U.S.

  • *Corn has fallen for 4 out of 5 days due to ideal US weather. SINGAPORE, July 23- Chicago corn lost more ground on Thursday, falling for the fourth out of five sessions, and was trading near a three-week low as benign weather across the U.S. "Corn crops in most places will benefit from the rain but some soggy locations in the east that need to dry out will be further delayed...

  • *Netflix, eBay, Amazon hit record high. *Goldman Sachs, UnitedHealth drag on Dow after results. July 16- Wall Street rose on Thursday, with the Nasdaq up 1 percent near a record high after eBay and Netflix reported strong quarterly results.

  • *Netflix, eBay, Amazon hit record high. *Goldman Sachs, UnitedHealth drag on Dow after results. July 16- Wall Street rose sharply on Thursday, with the Nasdaq touching a three-week high and the S&P 500 less than 1 percent from its record high, as bellwether companies such as Citigroup, eBay and Netflix reported strong results.

  • *Many sanctions on Iran likely to stay for months. *UK not recommending insurance trade with Iran yet. LONDON/ FRANKFURT, July 16- International banks and most insurers are likely to steer clear of dealing with Iran for some time, fearing they could face more fines from U.S. regulators despite this week's nuclear deal between world powers and Tehran.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St jumps on strong earnings report Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 12:19 PM ET

    *Netflix, eBay hit record highs after results. *Goldman Sachs, UnitedHealth drag on Dow after results. July 16- Wall Street rose sharply on Thursday, with the Nasdaq composite touching a three-week high, as bellwether companies such as Citigroup, eBay and Netflix reported strong results.

  • NEW YORK, July 15- Nestle Purina Petcare Co's Beggin' dog treats may fool dogs into thinking they are mostly made of real bacon, but a federal lawsuit claims that humans may be misled too. The proposed class action by Paul Kacocha of Dutchess County, New York, the owner of a West Highland terrier named Sophie, said he and other dog owners paid a premium for popular Beggin'...

  • July 6- In the midst of moving from Atlanta to St. Louis last year, Thomas Nitzsche discovered his parked rental car had been hit by another car, causing $791 in damage. To keep costs low, he had rejected the "collision damage waiver" insurance offered by the rental car company, which can run as much as $45 a day and can include a deductible. It took three months or so for the...

  • NEW YORK, July 2- The U.S. dollar slipped against a basket of major currencies on Thursday after U.S. jobs data lagged expectations, pushing out bets for a Federal Reserve rate hike to 2016, while caution ahead of this weekend's Greek referendum limited losses. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 223,000 last month, the Labor Department said. "The numbers overall were...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to July 10 Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    LONDON- Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Glenn Stevens speaks at an event hosted by Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum- 0840 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England's Paul Fisher speaks at the Financial Times Future of Insurance event- 0840 GMT. VIENNA- European Central Bank Governing Council member Ewald Nowotny to give a keynote speech at "Raiffeisen...

  • Weather in the fertile grain belt of the United States is critical to prices and the flow of food around the world. Recent storms have dumped double the normal rainfall on much of eastern Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and western Ohio, MDA Weather Services said. Kent Hamm, a general manager of grain elevators in Illinois, said a buyer in Taiwan contacted him on Friday...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to July 9 Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    VIENNA- ECB Governing Council member Ewald Nowotny to speak on "Investment Financing in Austria- Importance of investment offensive for Europe"- 0700 GMT. LONDON- Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Glenn Stevens speaks at an event hosted by Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum- 0840 GMT. VIENNA- ECB Governing Council member Ewald Nowotny to give a...