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  • NEW YORK, Feb 25- The S&P 500 closed down and the Nasdaq snapped a 10- session winning streak on Wednesday as investors took profits in Apple shares, while the Dow eked out another record high close. The S&P 500 consumer discretionary index added 0.8 percent, with shares of TJX up 3.3 percent at $69.38 after results. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's testimony to...

  • *Yellen testimony to House identical to Senate testimony. NEW YORK, Feb 25- U.S. Yellen's testimony to the House Financial Services Committee was identical to one she delivered Tuesday to the Senate Banking Committee.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 25- U.S. stocks were slightly higher in early afternoon trading on Wednesday, boosted by gains in consumer discretionary shares and upbeat housing data. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's testimony to a House of Representatives committee provided few clues for investors on the timing of an interest rate hike. "It's a lack of anything negative...

  • MSCI world index strains for all-time high. *Brazil's Bovespa falls, Petrobras hit. Following Wall Street's gains on Tuesday and more rises in Asia overnight, MSCI's 46- country world index was up 0.18 percent at 433.63 points and veering closer to the 434.24 all-time peak it scaled in September.

  • *Saudi Arabia's oil minister said sees demand improvement. NEW YORK, Feb 25- Crude oil futures rose on Wednesday after Saudi Arabia's oil minister said oil demand was growing and data showed Chinese factories were producing more than expected. Brent April crude was up $1.34 at $60.00 a barrel at noon EST.

  • *Greece debt deal supports euro but doubts persist. NEW YORK, Feb 25- The dollar fell against a basket of currencies on Wednesday on Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's suggestion the U.S. central bank would not rush into raising interest rates, spurring traders to trim bullish dollar bets. Treasuries from recent highs, as Yellen's testimony to Congress...

  • *MSCI world index strains for all-time high. *Gold rebounds from 7- week low plumbed in previous session. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen suggesting that the U.S. central bank is in no rush raise interest rates.

  • *Yellen testimony to House identical to Senate testimony. Analysts watching Yellen for any changes from testimony she gave to a Senate panel Tuesday said the unchanged text supported the dovish interpretation that led yesterday's rally in Treasuries prices. "Certainly we would be looking for some hint that she's walking us back, but if not the market is...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St set for flat open; Yellen, data on tap Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 8:59 AM ET

    *New home sales data expected at 10 a.m.. NEW YORK, Feb 25- U.S. stocks index futures pointed towards a flat open on Wednesday, after the Dow and S&P 500 climbed to their latest records, before a second day of testimony from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and data on the housing market. "There is a pregnant pause in the market this morning," said Peter Kenny, chief market...

  • *MSCI world index strains for all-time high. *Gold rebounds from 7- week low plumbed in previous session. Following Wall Street's gains on Tuesday and more rises in Asia overnight, however, MSCI's 46- country world index was up 0.1 percent at 433.29 points and straining for the 434.24 all-time peak it scaled in September.

  • *MSCI world index strains for all-time high. *Gold rebounds from 7- week low plumbed in previous session. Following more rises for Wall Street and in Asia overnight, MSCI's 46- member All Country World Index was up 0.2 percent at 433.74 points and straining for the 434.24 all-time peak it scored back in September.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 24- U.S. Treasuries prices rallied on Tuesday, erasing early losses after testimony from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen kept the door open for a later than midyear interest rate hike and a two-year note auction met with strong demand. In remarks to the Senate Banking Committee, Yellen described how the Fed's rate-setting policy committee would...

  • Feb 24- Domino's Pizza Inc on Tuesday reported quarterly profit that fell short of Wall Street's estimate, as higher costs took some of the shine off better-than-expected sales at established restaurants. While companies such as McDonald's Corp have warned that minimum wage increases and other labor-related costs would squeeze profits in 2015, Domino's...

  • *European shares supported by Greek deal. NEW YORK, Feb 24- The dollar edged lower and bond yields fell after U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Tuesday it would be several months before the Fed expects to raise interest rates, while European equity markets gained after Greece produced a list of proposed economic reforms.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 24- U.S. In prepared remarks to the Senate Banking Committee released at 10 a.m. ET, Yellen described how the Fed's rate-setting policy committee will likely proceed in coming months in an effort to increase the Fed's flexibility and mute potential market reaction as the central bank approaches its "liftoff" date. "They're trying to give themselves...

  • LONDON/ NEW YORK, Feb 24- The dollar edged lower and bond yields fell after U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Tuesday it would be several months before the Fed expects to raise interest rates, while European equity markets gained after Greece produced a list of proposed economic reforms. "It's pretty evenhanded," said Thomas Simons, money market...

  • *Barclays move prompted by Moody's downgrade. LONDON, Feb 24- Barclays will remove Russian foreign currency debt from its global bond indexes, putting it off-limits for many international investors, after Moody's became the second agency to downgrade the country's credit rating to junk. "The downgrade does signal more limited access and higher costs for hard...

  • *Greece relief hurts safe-haven debt. Treasuries prices edged lower on Tuesday, giving back some of Monday's gains on uncertainty ahead of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's testimony before the Senate and reduced appetite for safe-haven assets on greater relief over Greece. Yellen will give the central bank's semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 23- The Nasdaq ended higher on Monday for a ninth straight day following gains in Apple, while the Dow and S&P 500 eased off recent record highs as lower oil prices dragged down energy shares. Nasdaq's winning run was its longest since September 2010, putting the index closer to its 5,132.52 all-time intraday high, reached in March 2000 just before the...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 23- U.S. Yellen will testify before Congress on Tuesday in a semiannual address on the economy and monetary policy to the Senate Banking Committee. "We did have a pretty meaningful sell-off," said Jonathan Lewis, chief investment officer at New York- based Samson Capital Advisors.