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  • *European stocks rally, but Wall Street closes lower. NEW YORK, March 11- The euro slumped to a 12- year low against the dollar on Wednesday, driving European stocks higher as shares of big exporters gained, while U.S. stocks slipped on concern over when the Federal Reserve would begin to raise U.S. interest rates. The drop in euro zone yields helped lift Germany's DAX...

  • NEW YORK, March 11- U.S. stocks ended lower for a second session on Wednesday as worries increased about the timing of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike and dollar strength further dampened the outlook for U.S. earnings. The S&P 500 is now off 3.6 percent from its March 2 record closing high and is down 0.9 percent for the year so far. I think many are holding onto the...

  • NEW YORK, March 11- The euro's unrelenting fall accelerated on Wednesday, shedding 1.5 percent to trade near $1.05 for the first time in 12 years, as the European Central Bank's 1.1 trillion euro bond-buying program sent the region's bond yields to record negative levels. "It could easily reach parity in the short term," said Athanasios Vamvakidis, head of European...

  • DAX hits record high as weak euro boosts European shares Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 1:30 PM ET

    *Sector consolidation prospects lift Telecom Italia. Telecom Italia surged 7.7 percent, which traders said was down to expectations of a consolidation in the domestic mobile phone sector. Germany's DAX, whose constituents include major exporters BMW and Volkswagen, closed up 2.7 percent at 11,805.99 points- a record closing level for the index.

  • SanDisk rallies, Goldman adds to Conviction Buy list. Sandisk Corp rose 4.8 percent to $84.01 after Goldman Sachs added the company to its "Conviction Buy" list. Express Inc rose 2 percent to $15.25 after fourth-quarter earnings and sales topped expectations.

  • NEW YORK, March 11- The average bonus on Wall Street edged higher last year, and the industry added jobs for the first time since 2011 even as profits in the securities sector fell, New York state's budget watchdog said on Wednesday. Bonuses rose as pretax profits at the broker-dealer operations of New York Stock Exchange member firms fell 4.5 percent to $16...

  • BOCA RATON, Florida, March 11- Nasdaq OMX Group said on Wednesday it is expanding into energy derivatives with energy futures and options set to trade on the Nasdaq Futures Exchange at less than half the prices charged by incumbents CME Group and Intercontinental Exchange. Nasdaq has been pitching the new offerings to brokerages and banks for months and has...

  • LONDON, March 11- Brent crude rebounded from a one-month low below $56 a barrel on Wednesday as traders bought the international benchmark and sold its U.S. rival, after data showed a large increase in U.S. oil stocks last week. "The fear of global supply glut that sent crude prices to six-year lows continues to hang over the market," said Gene McGillian, senior analyst...

  • *SanDisk rallies, Goldman adds to Conviction Buy list. NEW YORK, March 11- U.S. stocks were little changed on Wednesday, off their highs of the session, as investors continued to focus on when the Federal Reserve would adjust its rate policies. Wall Street fell sharply on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 suffering its biggest one-day decline in two months, surpassing a...

  • FOREX-Euro slides further on record negative bond yields Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 10:34 AM ET

    NEW YORK, March 11- The euro extended its unrelenting fall on Wednesday, dropping 1 percent to below $1.06 for the first time in 12 years as the European Central Bank's 1.1 trillion bond-buying program hammered the region's bond yields to record negative levels. "For many investors, parity is the next big psychological level, but it might take some time," said...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St modestly higher in rebound from selloff Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 10:05 AM ET

    *SanDisk rallies after Goldman adds to Conviction Buy list. NEW YORK, March 11- U.S. stocks rose modestly on Wednesday in a partial rebound from the previous session's sharp decline, though investors continued to focus on when the Federal Reserve would adjust its rate policies. Wall Street fell sharply on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 suffering its biggest one-day...

  • LONDON, March 11- U.S. aluminum producer Alcoa last week said it had placed 500,000 tonnes of production capacity under review for possible closure or sale. At one level this is all about Alcoa's own reengineering of its business model away from pure aluminum producer towards specialist materials supplier. But Alcoa's continued focus on cost-cutting also...

  • *Russia will discuss U.S. shale with OPEC- energy minister. LONDON, March 11- Brent crude rose to $57 a barrel on Wednesday, rebounding after hitting a one-month low as a surprise drop in U.S. oil stocks overshadowed a rally in the dollar and global oversupply. Brent for April delivery hit a one-month low of $55.92 a barrel before recovering to trade up 62 cents at...

  • *S&P 500 coming off biggest one-day drop in two months. NEW YORK, March 11- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open on Wednesday, implying a modest rebound from a sharp decline in the previous session, though questions remain about when the Federal Reserve would adjust its rate policies. Wall Street fell sharply on Tuesday, with the S&P 500...

  • SINGAPORE, March 11- Brent crude rose towards $57 a barrel on Wednesday, paring some of the previous session's sharp losses, after data showed U.S. crude stocks fell for the first time in two months. Brent for April delivery rose 45 cents to $56.84 a barrel by 0540 GMT after dropping $2.14, or 3.66 percent, in the previous session. U.S. crude inventories in the week to...

  • Brent rebounds towards $57 after U.S. crude stocks fall Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 11:30 PM ET

    SINGAPORE March 11- Brent crude rose towards $57 a barrel on Wednesday, paring some of the previous session's sharp losses, after data showed U.S. crude stocks fell for the first time in two months. Brent for April delivery rose 27 cents to $56.66 a barrel by 0327 GMT after dropping $2.14, or 3.66 percent, in the previous session. U.S. crude inventories in the week to...

  • NEW YORK, March 10- U.S. stocks dropped on Tuesday, giving the S&P 500 its biggest decline in two months, on increasing views the Federal Reserve may raise rates as soon as June. The Dow and S&P 500 ended in negative territory for the year, with the S&P 500 off 3.5 percent from its March 2 record closing high. "The issue out there has been the strong employment report, which...

  • *Lingering concern over Greece adds to bearish tone in equities. "Expectations for the Fed to begin raising rates were being pushed out to the fourth quarter and what we are seeing is a temporary adjustment to the fact they may come as soon as June," said Michael Arone, chief investment strategist for State Street Global Advisors' U.S. Concerns over Greece added to...

  • "That relative value trade is what is driving the market, more than anything else," said Larry Milstein, head of U.S. government and agency trading at R.W. Pressprich& Co. in New York. Germany's 10- year bund fell to a record low of 0.23 percent on Tuesday, the second day of European Central Bank purchases under a 1 trillion-euro program meant to revive inflation and...

  • *Urban Outfitters up after results. NEW YORK, March 10- U.S. stocks fell more than 1 percent on Tuesday afternoon as strength in the dollar increased worries about the earnings outlook for multinational companies. Shares of ConocoPhillips fell 1.7 percent to $60.92.