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  • NEW YORK, March 17- Stocks mostly fell on Tuesday and crude oil prices dropped further as investors focused on a U.S. London's market was an exception, and Asian markets ended higher. U.S. crude oil hit a six-year low of $42.63 a barrel before recovering to $43.03, still down 1.9 percent.

  • *U.S. 7, 30- yr yields hit over 2- week lows. NEW YORK, March 17- U.S. intermediate- and long-dated Treasury yields hit their lowest in over two weeks on Tuesday after further declines in oil prices underscored mild inflation, while weak U.S. economic data pointed to a more dovish Federal Reserve. "This drop in oil prices is driving the drop in yields," said David Coard, head...

  • *American Airlines shares up; oil prices fall. March 17- U.S. stock index futures implied a lower open on Tuesday after a rally in the previous session and ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting that could give investors a gauge on the timing of an interest rate hike. Some investors were giving back gains in the absence of any big news while others were holding tight ahead...

  • LONDON, March 17- Whatever happened to zinc? The London Metal Exchange price for three-month delivery has, however, been falling steadily since the heady days of last September when it was trading above $2,400 per tonne. Of course zinc has been buffeted by the same headwinds as the other LME-traded base metals, namely dollar strength and uncertainty about the...

  • March 17- Molycorp Inc's shares were set to open lower on Tuesday after the rare earths miner's auditor raised doubts about its ability to continue as a "going concern" and the company posted a net loss for the twelfth quarter in a row. Molycorp said it had engaged financial and other advisers to restructure its debt, but may not have enough money to stay afloat if the...

  • Hammered by oversupply, U.S. oil prices fell 60 percent from $107 a barrel in June to below $44 a barrel in January before rallying and trading in a range around $50 in February. "We thought the market was being supported by a couple of false positives, and a couple of one-offs that we didn't think were sustainable into the second quarter," said Michael Cohen, head of...

  • March 16- U.S. stocks rallied on Monday as the U.S. dollar eased back from its recent peak and worries eased about the timing of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike. The S&P healthcare sector led gains in the S&P 500. It jumped 2.2 percent, helped by a 5.7 percent price increase in shares of Amgen to $163.03, following promising data in studies of a new class of...

  • NEW YORK, March 16- The U.S. dollar weakened broadly on Monday ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy meeting on worries that the central bank could become more cautious about raising interest rates, while Wall Street stocks rose as the greenback's fall eased worries about its effect on corporate profits. The euro rose 0.7 percent $1.0569, after marking its...

  • NEW YORK, March 16- U.S. Analysts said the rally in the dollar could lead the Fed to reconsider removing the term, however, given the negative impact of the stronger currency on economic competitiveness and inflation in the United States. "It's only a matter of time before the Fed will certainly address the strength of the dollar," said Edward Acton, Treasury...

  • *Signs of nuclear deal and end of sanctions for Iran add pressure. NEW YORK, March 16- Oil prices fell 2 percent on Monday, with U.S. crude hitting six-year lows, on signs of higher output in the United States and Libya and a possible nuclear deal that could end sanctions for Iran, allowing more of its oil into the market. The United States and Iran, meanwhile, inched closer...

  • NEW YORK, March 16- The dollar weakened broadly on Monday ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy meeting on worries that the U.S. central bank could become more cautious about raising interest rates, while Wall Street stocks rose because the greenback's fall eased worries about the effect on corporate profits. Comments by Italy's central bank governor that the...

  • "It's just a little bit of relief from last week's selloff," said Joseph Benanti, managing director, sales and trading of Rosenblatt Securities in New York. The S&P healthcare sector was up 1.9 percent, helped by a 3.6 percent price increase in shares of Amgen to $159.73, following promising data in studies of a new class of cholesterol-reducing drugs.

  • *Signs of nuclear deal and end of sanctions for Iran add pressure. NEW YORK, March 16- Brent oil fell about 3 percent on Monday and U.S. crude hit six-year lows on signs of higher output in the United States and Libya and a possible nuclear deal that could end sanctions for Iran, allowing more of its oil into the market. The United States and Iran, meanwhile, inched closer...

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, March 16- Canada's Legumex Walker Inc, which operates a canola-crushing plant in Washington State, said on Monday that it might sell itself or make other strategic moves, sending its shares up as much as 16 percent. The Winnipeg- based company posted a loss of C $13.1 million for the first nine months of 2014 and had C $82.2 million in long-term...

  • NEW YORK, March 16- U.S. Analysts said the rally in the dollar, which has sent the greenback up about 24 percent against a basket of currencies since May, could lead the Fed to reconsider removing the term given the negative impact of the stronger currency on economic competitiveness and inflation in the United States. "Assuming is one of the things the Fed is looking...

  • *Empire State manufacturing data misses estimates. March 16- U.S. stocks opened higher Monday and the benchmark S&P 500 rebounded after three weeks of losses as the euro strengthened against the dollar, easing some concerns over the impact of a robust greenback on corporate earnings. A recovery in the euro was reassuring investors, said Nick Colas, chief market...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St futures rise as euro recovers Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 9:02 AM ET

    *Empire State manufacturing data miss estimates. March 16- U.S. stock index futures were up on Monday, putting the benchmark S&P 500 on track for a rebound after three weeks of losses, as currency markets helped reassure U.S. investors concerned about how a strong dollar would hurt earnings. A recovery in the euro was reassuring investors as a rapidly rising U.S....

  • *Empire State manufacturing, housing data due. *The New York Fed's Empire State manufacturing survey is due out at 8:30 a.m. EDT, followed by Industrial production numbers at 9:15 a.m., while NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index data is scheduled for release at 10:00 a.m.. *European shares rose on Monday with Germany's DAX hitting a record high as the euro...

  • *Wall St off for week, European stocks rise for 6th week. NEW YORK, March 13- The dollar powered higher yet on Friday, pressuring stocks and commodities, on expectations of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike that could slow U.S. corporate profits. "The stronger dollar, the continued hammering of the euro equals continued lower equity prices ahead of the Fed comments...

  • *S&P poised for third straight weekly decline. NEW YORK, March 13- U.S. stocks dropped on Friday afternoon and the S&P 500 was on track for its third straight weekly decline as the dollar resumed its climb and lower oil prices hit energy shares. Crude oil fell 4.7 percent to settle at $44.84 a barrel after the International Energy Agency said a global glut continued...