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  • Sept 15- U.S. stocks were little changed on Friday, but the Dow eked out another record high, as investors shrugged off North Korea's latest missile test and domestic economic data that did little to move the needle on the timing of an interest rate hike. U.S. retail sales unexpectedly fell last month, the Commerce Department said, while another report showed...

  • *North Korea's missile test leaves investors unimpressed. Sept 15- U.S. stocks were set to open little changed on Friday, with investors shrugging off North Korea's latest missile test and an unexpected drop in domestic retail sales in August. "I think the market is kind of getting desensitized to that," said Scott Brown, chief economist at Raymond James in St....

  • *Wall Street, European stocks steady after Asia shares fall. *Oil prices rise as Hurricane Irma heads to Caribbean. NEW YORK, Sept 6- Shares in Europe and the United States rose on Wednesday, but Asian markets fell and gold neared a 1- year high on investor concern about tensions on the Korean peninsula and a major hurricane barreling towards Puerto Rico and Florida.

  • *Hurricane Irma possibly en route to Florida. Sept 6- U.S. stocks opened higher on Wednesday, driven by gains in energy and financial stocks, but investors remained cautious amid tensions on the Korean peninsula and concerns that the Category 5 Hurricane Irma could hit the United States. We also have another hurricane heading towards Florida, "said Scott Brown,...

  • *Hurricane Irma possibly en route to Florida. Sept 6- Wall Street was set to open slightly higher on Wednesday, but investors are expected to remain cautious amid tensions on the Korean peninsula and concerns that the Category 5 Hurricane Irma could hit the United States. We also have another hurricane heading towards Florida, "said Scott Brown, chief economist at...

  • *Emails show Russian prosecutor offered Trump Jr. information on Clinton. Donald Trump Jr was told a Russian prosecutor was offering incriminating information about Hillary Clinton as part of Russian government support. "I think people are worried that it just means more political uncertainty, and sort of a continuation of the stalemate in Washington, a...

  • "The Crown prosecutor of Russia... offered to provide the Trump campaign with some official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia and would be very useful to your father," said the June 3, 2016, email to Donald Trump Jr. from publicist Rob Goldstone. Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr., agreed to meet with a Kremlin-linked...

  • "We've got Yellen's testimony tomorrow, there may be a little bit of nervousness ahead of that... the semi-annual monetary policy testimony has often been a big deal for the markets," Scott Brown, chief economist at Raymond James in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari will participate in a Town Hall...

  • Global oversupply has led BNP Paribas to cut its forecasts for Brent by $9 to $51 a barrel for 2017 and by $15 to $48 for 2018. Fed Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's semi-annual testimony to Congress on monetary policy report is the key highlight of this week. "We've got Yellen's testimony tomorrow, there may be a little bit of nervousness ahead of that... the semi-annual...

  • NEW YORK, June 7- A smoothly executed rescue of Spain's struggling Banco Popular lifted European bank stocks on Wednesday, while U.S. stock and bond investors showed caution ahead of Thursday's British vote, an ECB meeting and testimony by ex-FBI chief James Comey. Oil prices dipped on renewed concerns about the efficacy of OPEC- led production cuts and a Mideast...

  • *Former FBI director to testify before Congress on Thursday. Britain's general election, the European Central Bank's policy meeting and former FBI Director James Comey's testimony before a Senate panel could all weigh on investor sentiment. The closely-fought election in Britain is also keenly watched, with one poll showing Prime Minister Theresa May...

  • *Former FBI director to testify before Congress on Thursday. General election in Britain, the European Central Bank's policy meeting and former FBI Director James Comey's testimony before a Senate panel could all weigh on investor sentiment. A closely-fought election in Britain is also weighing on investors' minds, with one poll showing Prime Minister...

  • Then-Sen. Chris Dodd (L) and then-Rep. Barney Frank at the signing of the Dodd-Frank act in 2010.

    Republicans will vote on legislation to gut Dodd-Frank and replace it with their own version. Here's a look at the background of the legislation and the GOP plan.

  • May 25- The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite opened at record highs on Thursday after minutes of the Federal Reserve's latest meeting showed policymakers expected the economy to pick up momentum. Federal funds futures imply traders see an 83 percent chance of a rate hike in June, unchanged from before the minutes, according to the CME Group's FedWatch tool.

  • May 25- U.S. stocks looked set to open higher on Thursday after minutes of the Federal Reserve's latest meeting showed policymakers expected the economy to pick up momentum and that they would raise interest rates soon. Federal funds futures imply traders see an 83 percent chance of a rate hike in June, unchanged from before the minutes, according to the CME...

  • *Oil falls 2.5 pct to lowest since late November. *Facebook falls on worries over future growth. May 4- Wall Street edged lower on Thursday morning, weighed down by a drop in energy stocks after oil prices dropped and as Facebook led technology shares lower.

  • *Traders raise odds of an interest rate hike in June. May 4- Wall Street was set to open higher on Thursday, a day after the Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged and expressed confidence in the strength of the economy. Futures traders are now pricing in a 72 percent chance of rate hike in June, up from 63 percent before the Fed issued its statement, according to...

  • Centrist Emmanuel Macron is leading most opinion polls for the election's first round on Sunday and is expected to contest a second-round run-off with Marine Le Pen, head of the anti- European Union and anti-immigrant National Front. "Although Macron has been labeled as favorite to become the next French President, an unexpected Marine Le Pen victory could...

  • Centrist Emmanuel Macron is leading most opinion polls for the election's first round on Sunday and is expected to contest a second-round run-off with Marine Le Pen, head of the anti- European Union and anti-immigrant National Front. "Although Macron has been labeled as favorite to become the next French President, an unexpected Marine Le Pen victory could...

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