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By Leah Schnurr NEW YORK | Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:12am EST NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stock futures were mixed on Monday as investors were encouraged by signs of movement on “fiscal cliff” negotiations over the weekend, but Apple was likely to weigh on the market. Republican House Speaker John Boehner edged slightly closer to […]

→  December 16, 2012

By Angela Moon NEW YORK | Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:10am EST NEW YORK (Reuters) – The last two weeks of December are traditionally quiet for stocks, but traders accustomed to a bit of time off are staying close to their mobile devices, thanks to the “fiscal cliff.” Last-minute negotiations in Washington on the so-called […]

→  December 15, 2012

By Angela Moon NEW YORK | Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:46pm EST NEW YORK (Reuters) – The last two weeks of December are traditionally quiet for stocks, but traders accustomed to a bit of time off are staying close to their mobile devices, thanks to the “fiscal cliff.” Last-minute negotiations in Washington on the so-called […]

→  December 14, 2012

By Chikako Mogi TOKYO | Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:55am EST TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares were mixed on Friday with a pick-up in China’s manufacturing sector lending support but worries over the progress of U.S. budget talks to avert the “fiscal cliff” weighing on investor sentiment. European shares were expected to start higher, with […]

→  December 13, 2012

By Chikako Mogi TOKYO | Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:49am EST TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares extended gains for a seventh day on Thursday, after the U.S. Federal Reserve took new stimulus steps to bolster the economy, pressuring the yen with expectations the Japanese central bank will follow suit with more easing next week. While […]

→  December 12, 2012

By Chikako Mogi TOKYO | Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:30am EST TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares rose on Wednesday buoyed by strength in global equities markets, hopes of a deal from U.S. budget talks and expectations for more stimulus from the Federal Reserve when it ends its two-day policy meeting later in the day. Oil, […]

→  December 11, 2012

By Chikako Mogi TOKYO | Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:57am EST TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares edged up to a 16-month high on Tuesday and the euro firmed, but prices were capped as investors waited for the U.S. Federal Reserve’s policy decision this week and any progress in U.S. budget talks. European shares were likely […]

→  December 10, 2012

By Alex Richardson SINGAPORE | Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:21am EST SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Asian shares touched a 16-month high on Monday as investors took heart from rising factory output growth in China and a falling unemployment rate in the United States that raised hopes about the outlook for the world’s top two economies. The […]

→  December 9, 2012

By George Georgiopoulos ATHENS | Sat Dec 8, 2012 6:05pm EST ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece is set to purchase back about half of its debt owned by private investors, broadly succeeding in a bond buyback that is key to the country’s international bailout, a Greek government official said on Saturday. Greek and foreign bondholders offered […]

→  December 6, 2012

By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK | Wed Dec 5, 2012 6:00pm EST NEW YORK (Reuters) – A volatile trading session ended with U.S. stocks mostly higher on Wednesday, even as Apple, the most valuable company in the United States, suffered its worst day of losses in almost four years. In a strange occurrence, Apple accounted […]