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  • *Rising share prices reduce demand for Treasuries Yields rise as jobs data, Fed policy in focus. NEW YORK, May 2- U.S. "I think perhaps people were positioning for a weaker number, given the weakness in some of the regional indicators," said Gennadiy Goldberg, an interest rate strategist at TD Securities in New York.

  • *Yen rises to highest since October 2014. NEW YORK, May 2- A weakening U.S. dollar and optimism that commodity prices will steady boosted global stock markets on Monday, while U.S. "I think we are at a turning point" in sentiment, said Bernard Baumohl, managing director and chief global economist at the Economic Outlook Group in Princeton, New Jersey.

  • May 2- Wall Street was higher in mid-morning trading on Monday, helped by a rise in financial and consumer discretionary stocks. Economists polled by Reuters expect two increases this year but futures prices show traders do not expect rates to rise until late 2016, according to CME Group's FedWatch. Wall Street closed lower on Friday, with U.S. stocks marking...

  • *Yen rises to highest since October 2014. NEW YORK, May 2- U.S. stocks rose on Monday as a weakening dollar and steadying commodity prices shifted investor sentiment from weak earnings and poor economic data in the first quarter to optimism about the second, also pushing U.S. "I think we are at a turning point," said Bernard Baumohl, managing director and chief global...

  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were mostly lower Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery was 2.50 cents lower at $4.7540 a bushel; May corn was 4.25 cents lower at $3.86 bushel; July oats was unchanged at $2.0560 a bushel; while May soybeans lost 5.50 cents to $10.1540 a bushel. June live cattle was. 1.15 cents higher at $1.1608 a pound; May...

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  • May 2- Wall Street was little changed on Monday after data showed that U.S. manufacturing sector's PMI for April was at its lowest since 2009.. Wall Street closed lower on Friday, with U.S. stocks marking their largest weekly drop in more than two months as corporate earnings continued to disappoint. "I suspect for some stability to come in after the selloff in the...

  • May 2- Wall Street was set to open slightly higher on the first trading day of the month on Monday as investors await manufacturing data to further assess the health of the world's largest economy. Wall Street closed lower on Friday, with U.S. stocks marking their largest weekly drop in more than two months as corporate earnings continued to disappoint.

  • HOUSTON _ Sysco Corp. on Monday reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $217.1 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 42 cents per share. Sysco shares have climbed 12 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has risen 1 percent.

  • Apollo Education, which runs the University of Phoenix, jumped 12 percent Monday after a group of investors raised their bid for the company. Halliburton rose 2 percent after its long-planned deal to acquire rival oilfield services company Baker Hughes was called off because of antitrust concerns. Apollo Education, which runs the University of Phoenix,...

  • *Oil prices were down about 0.6 percent, retreating from the year's high, as higher production in the Middle East more than offset declines in the United States. *Data released on Sunday showed China's manufacturing sector expanded marginally in April, missing estimates and raising doubts about the sustainability of a recent economic improvement in the...

  • TULSA, Okla. _ Helmerich& Payne Inc. on Monday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $21.2 million. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 22 cents per share. Helmerich& Payne shares have climbed 23 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has increased 1 percent.

  • NEW YORK _ Loews Corp. on Monday reported first-quarter earnings of $102 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 52 cents per share. Loews shares have climbed slightly more than 3 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has increased 1 percent.

  • RALEIGH, N.C. _ INC Research Holdings Inc. on Monday reported first-quarter earnings of $17.4 million. INC Research expects full-year earnings in the range of $2.34 to $2.46 per share, with revenue in the range of $1.02 billion to $1.03 billion. INC Research shares have declined roughly 1 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stock indexes moved solidly higher Monday afternoon, recovering some of last week's steep declines. Recently battered technology stocks such as Amazon.com and Microsoft all posted gains, helping end a seven-day losing streak in the Nasdaq composite. Notably, one major technology stock that did not participate in Monday's gains was Apple, which...

  • NEW YORK— Puerto Rico's worsening debt crisis is dimming the economic outlook for the U.S. territory and putting pressure on Congress to help resolve the situation but it is having little effect on the market for municipal bonds and most investors. Alejandro Garcia Padilla said Monday Puerto Rico did not make a debt payment of nearly $370 million and called on...

  • TOKYO, May 2- Asian shares fell in early trading on Monday, with Japan's Nikkei plunging after the dollar notched a fresh 18- month low against the yen. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.3 percent, after Wall Street marked losses after a spate of disappointing earnings. Markets in Hong Kong and China will be closed on Monday.

  • NEW YORK, April 29- U.S. stocks posted their largest weekly drop in more than two months on Friday as earnings reports continued to weigh, but the S&P 500 and Dow managed to close up for April after strong showings mid-month. Apple shares were down for the tenth session in the last 11 and closed the week down 11.3 percent, the largest such decline since January 2013.

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