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  • Shares of Apple Inc, under pressure in December over concerns that iPhone sales could miss estimates, rebounded 1 percent and gave a boost to major indexes. Tenet Healthcare Corp jumped 9.5 percent and was headed for its best day since June. Universal Health Services Inc rose 3.4 percent.

  • 18)@ (Corrects Dec. 18 report to change name of firm to Polaris Greystone Financial Group from Polaris Wealth Advisers in paragraph 4). Dec 18 (Reuters)- Wall Street was lower in morning trading, with the Dow shedding about 200 points, on "quadruple witching" Friday as crude prices headed for their third straight weekly loss. There's no new news that's any kind of...

  • *S&P, Dow on track for worst 2- day run since Nov. 1. The Dow and the S&P 500 were on track for their worst two-day run since Nov. 1, and the Nasdaq since mid-November, almost erasing gains from the three-day rally up to the Federal Reserve's interest rate hike on Wednesday. There's no new news that's any kind of substance that's driving this, "said Jeff Powell, managing...

  • Wall Street slumped on Thursday and Friday as weak crude prices dampened the optimism sparked by the first Federal Reserve interest rate hike in nearly a decade. Chevron was down 1.3 percent at $88.59 and was the biggest drag on the Dow. "It's going to be interesting to see if this market can hold up and divorce itself, at least for today, from the price of oil," said...

  • *Wall Street gains, led by techs, financials. NEW YORK, Dec 21- A persisting world oil glut dragged Brent crude prices down on Monday to their weakest in more than 11 years and U.S. crude to six-year lows, but Wall Street gained broadly after big declines a week earlier. Equity markets in Europe and Asia were largely higher.

  • *Disney rises as Star Wars breaks box-office records. *Microsoft biggest boost to S&P 500, Nasdaq. "There looks to be like a little relief bounce this morning as we move into the last two weeks of the year," said Andre Bakhos, managing director at Janlyn Capital LLC in Bernardsville, New Jersey.

  • *Disney rises as Star Wars breaks box-office records. "There looks to be like a little relief bounce this morning as we move into the last two weeks of the year," said Andre Bakhos, managing director at Janlyn Capital LLC in Bernardsville, New Jersey. Although the S&P 500 touched record highs in 2015, the index is down 2.6 percent for the year, buffeted by slowing growth...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 18- Global equity markets fell sharply on Friday as slumping oil prices raised concerns about slower growth, while the dollar slipped against the yen on views the Bank of Japan may not ease policy as much as expected. Wall Street accelerated its slide into the close, with the Dow closing more than 2 percent lower and the broad market S&P 500 down almost...

  • The biggest drag on the financial index, Berkshire Hathaway, was down 2.4 percent, while Wells Fargo, and Citigroup were down more than 2 percent and JPMorgan was off 1.9 percent. Wall Street remained anxious over an oil glut amid a demand slowdown. U.S. crude futures fell to their lowest level in nearly seven years at $34.29 a barrel.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 18- With Wall Street heading into its usually buoyant year-end period, continued weakness in oil prices presents a major wildcard that could spoil any holiday cheer for stock investors. With seven full trading days left in the year, plus a shortened Christmas Eve session, some investors say the market remains poised for its traditional strength to...

  • *S&P, Dow on track for worst 2- day run since Nov. 1. The Dow and the S&P 500 were on track for their worst two-day run since Nov. 1, and the Nasdaq since mid-November, almost erasing gains from the three-day rally up to the Federal Reserve's interest rate hike on Wednesday. There's no new news that's any kind of substance that's driving this, "said Jeff Powell, managing...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 18- Prices on U.S. Fed Chair Janet Yellen made clear that the 0.25 percentage point increase by the bank was a tentative beginning to a "gradual" tightening cycle, and that in deciding its next increase the Fed would put a premium on monitoring inflation, which remains below target. "The long-end is the default and it's benefiting because commodities are...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 18- Global equity markets fell on Friday, pulled lower by concerns about slumping crude oil prices, while the dollar slipped against the yen on views the Bank of Japan may not ease policy as much as expected. "The BoJ's move shows a weak hand," said Jens Nordvig, global head of FX strategy at Nomura in New York. The dollar, which had hit a more than two-week high...

  • Dec 18- Wall Street was lower in morning trading, with the Dow shedding about 200 points, on "quadruple witching" Friday as crude prices headed for their third straight weekly loss. There's no new news that's any kind of substance that's driving this, "said Jeff Powell, managing partner of Polaris Wealth Advisors in California. At 11:02 a.m. ET, the Dow Jones...

  • *Red Hat up after FY rev forecast increase. Dec 18- U.S. stock indexes were lower in early morning trading on Friday as crude oil prices headed for their third straight weekly loss on global oversupply concerns. "Everyone is worried about the $1.2 trillion options expiration that takes place today and you're going to see some jimmying and jammying around that," said...

  • *Red Hat up after FY rev forecast increase. Dec 18- U.S. stock indexes were set to open lower on Friday as a selloff in commodity markets showed no signs of easing. "Everyone is worried about the $1.2 trillion options expiration that takes place today and you're going to see some jimmying and jammying around that," said Jeffrey Saut, chief investment strategist at...

  • *FedEx rises after 3rd- quarter profit beats view. Dec 17- U.S. stocks dropped Thursday on persistent concern over faltering global economic growth, led by declines in energy and materials shares, a day after shares had rallied on the Federal Reserve's decision to raise interest rates. Newmont Mining, which fell 7.7 percent to $17.61, led declines on the materials...

  • *Wall Street snaps three-day winning streak. NEW YORK, Dec 17- U.S. stocks led a decline in most equity markets around the globe on Thursday, a day after the Federal Reserve's first interest rate hike in nearly a decade, as continued pressure on oil weighed on the energy sector. The long-expected but modest increase in the federal funds rate also boosted the dollar to...

  • *FedEx rises after 3rd- quarterprofit beats view. Newmont Mining led declines on the materials index, falling 7.3 percent to $17.67. "I think what we're going to see through the end of the year is a refocus on oil and commodities," said Karen Hiatt, senior portfolio manager at Allianz Global Investors in San Francisco.

  • *Wall Street drops after Fed rate hike as energy sector weighs. The long-anticipated though modest increase in the federal funds rate also boosted the dollar to a fresh two-week high against a basket of major currencies, while Wall Street was on pace to snap a three-day winning streak. "Given the higher level of volatility and frankly a little bit of...