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Reuters - Before The Bell: Stock futures fall after snap-back rally

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LATEST NEWS Stock futures fall after snap-back rally NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stock index futures fell on Wednesday after a sharp snap-back rally in the last session and as investor fears about the economy and high levels of public debt looked set to generate more volatile trading. | Full Article S&P balks at SEC proposal to reveal rating errors August 10, 2011 07:49 AM ET WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Standard & Poor's, whose unprecedented downgrade of U.S. debt triggered a worldwide stocks sell-off, is pushing back against a U.S. government proposal that would require credit raters to disclose "significant errors" in how they calculate their ratings. | Full Article Goldman says QE3 likely after dovish Fed statement August 10, 2011 07:42 AM ET SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs said on Wednesday a third round of quantitative easing from the Federal Reserve is likely after the U.S. Federal Re
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LATEST NEWS ECB backs Italy, Spain as policymakers pledge action SYDNEY/PARIS (Reuters) - The European Central Bank stepped into bond markets on Monday, backing up a pledge to support Spain and Italy with the aim of averting financial meltdown in the euro zone, while the G7 and G20 offered soothing words to investors shaken by a historic downgrade of the U.S. debt rating. | Full Article Syrian tanks pound city, Saudi king condemns violence August 08, 2011 04:43 AM ET AMMAN (Reuters) - President Bashar al-Assad extended a tank onslaught in Syria's Sunni Muslim tribal heartland on Monday, residents said, in an escalating crackdown on protesters that prompted an extraordinary rebuke from the Saudi king warning the Syrian leader to adopt reforms or risk defeat. | Full Article Stock index futures tumble on S&P downgrade August 08, 2011 06:01 AM ET LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stock index futures fell s

Reuters - Before The Bell: Stock futures lower as credit downgrade fears linger.

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LATEST NEWS Stock futures lower as credit downgrade fears linger NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street equity futures were lower on Tuesday as a last-minute congressional deal to raise the U.S. debt ceiling failed to assuage investor concerns that a credit downgrade could be avoided. | Full Article Debt battle set to draw to close, for now August 02, 2011 07:37 AM ET WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is poised to step back from economic disaster on Tuesday when a bitterly fought deal to cut the budget deficit is expected to clear its final hurdles. | Full Article ECB eyed for signs of growing rate hike caution August 02, 2011 07:20 AM ET FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Financial markets will be watching the European Central Bank on Thursday for any hints that recent signs of an economic slowdown and the unrelenting debt crisis have lowered the chances of another rate hike this year. | Full Article Toyota cautious on forecast after quake

Reuters - BeforeThe Bell: Lawmakers split as debt deadline looms, markets uneasy

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LATEST NEWS Futures sharply lower on debt gridlock NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stock index futures fell sharply on Monday as political brinkmanship in Washington over the U.S. debt ceiling sparked fears of a U.S. rating downgrade, sending world equities lower and pushing gold to a record high. | Full Article Lawmakers split as debt deadline looms, markets uneasy July 25, 2011 07:53 AM ET WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A sharply divided Congress pursued rival budget plans on Monday that appeared unlikely to win broad support, pushing the United States closer to a ratings downgrade and debt default that would send shockwaves through global markets. | Full Article Moody's warns Greek default almost certain July 25, 2011 06:47 AM ET ATHENS (Reuters) - Moody's cut Greece's credit rating further into junk territory on Monday and said it was almost certain to slap a default tag on its debt as a result of a new EU rescue package. | Full Article

Stocks at 4-1/2 week high, risk back in favor: Reuters - Before The Bell

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LATEST NEWS Stocks at 4-1/2 week high, risk back in favor LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks hit a 4-1/2 week high on Monday and oil rose as investors grew confident over the prospects for the global economy after Greece avoided an early default on its debt and data pointed to a moderate slowdown in China's growth. | Full Article S&P warning adds default threat to Greece's bailout July 04, 2011 07:33 AM ET ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece would likely be in default if it follows a debt rollover plan pushed by French banks, S&P warned on Monday, deepening the pain of a bailout that one European official said will cost Athens sovereignty and jobs. | Full Article Analysis: Deep fiscal pockets are Asia's ace in the hole July 04, 2011 07:20 AM ET SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Reserve-rich Asia can afford to turn on the government spending taps should a recent bout of sluggish economic growth deteriorate into a deeper downturn. | Full Arti

Wall Street set to extend 3-day rally as QE2 ends: Reuters - Before The Bell

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LATEST NEWS Wall Street set to extend 3-day rally as QE2 ends NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures pointed to a fourth day of gains on Thursday, the day the Federal Reserve ends its massive bond buying program, as optimism that Greece's debt problems are getting resolved helped lift equities from their recent lows. | Full Article Greek parliament expected to endorse second austerity bill June 30, 2011 07:58 AM ET ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's parliament is expected to pass a second austerity bill on Thursday to enable the country to avert bankruptcy by securing a 12 billion euro ($17 billion) loan tranche from the EU and IMF. | Full Article Exclusive: U.S. small business borrowing surges June 30, 2011 06:22 AM ET CHICAGO (Reuters) - Borrowing by small U.S. businesses rose at a record pace in May, data released by PayNet Inc on Thursday showed, a sign that economic growth is poised to pick up in coming months. | Full Ar

Financial & Forex Info | Reuters - Before the Bell: Stock futures higher on hopes of Greece solution.

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LATEST NEWS Stock futures higher on hopes of Greece solution NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stock index futures rose on Tuesday as expectations grew that a solution will be found for Greece to avoid a default and a short-term contagion risk to other euro zone countries could be contained. | Full Article Fitch sees risk of Greece, U.S. debt defaults June 21, 2011 05:52 AM ET SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Fitch Ratings said on Tuesday that it would regard a voluntary rollover of Greece's sovereign bond maturities as a default and would cut the credit rating appropriately, keeping pressure on Athens ahead of a confidence vote in parliament. | Full Article Cabinet vote nears as EU/IMF team heads to Greece June 21, 2011 07:27 AM ET ATHENS (Reuters) - Prime Minister George Papandreou's cabinet faces a confidence vote late on Tuesday, the first of three tests the Greek government must survive to avert the euro zone's first sovereign deb

Financial & Forex Info | Reuters - Before The Bell: Stock futures fall on Greece loan delay

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LATEST NEWS Stock futures fall on Greece loan delay NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stock index futures fell on Monday after euro zone finance ministers postponed a final decision on extending emergency loans to debt-stricken Greece. | Full Article Europe delays decision on Greece, presses Athens to act June 20, 2011 06:30 AM ET LUXEMBOURG/ATHENS (Reuters) - Euro zone finance ministers kept up intense pressure on Greece on Monday, saying it had to approve tougher austerity measures before a final decision is made on a further 12 billion euros ($17 billion) in loans. | Full Article OECD's Gurria sees no global double-dip slump June 20, 2011 06:46 AM ET SEOUL (Reuters) - The world economy is slowing down due to a combination of factors such as the euro zone's debt problems and a weak U.S. housing sector, but it is not headed for a double-dip slump, the head of the OECD said on Monday. | Full Article Qatar kicks off air sh

Financial & Forex Info | Reuters - Before The Bell : Stock futures off ahead of data, banks in cross hairs.

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LATEST NEWS Stock futures off ahead of data, banks in cross hairs NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stock index futures fell on Wednesday, signaling the previous session's oversold rally may be a one-day wonder, ahead of data on consumer prices, manufacturing and industrial production. | Full Article Mortgage applications see biggest gain in 3 months: MBA June 15, 2011 07:01 AM ET NEW YORK (Reuters) - Applications for home mortgages saw their biggest jump in three months last week, fueled by demand for refinancing as interest rates continued to fall, an industry group said on Wednesday. | Full Article Greeks rage against austerity while EU argues June 15, 2011 06:17 AM ET ATHENS/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Striking Greeks raged against a new wave of austerity on Wednesday after euro zone finance ministers failed to agree how to make private creditors contribute to a second bailout for their indebted country. | Full Article Pandora pr

Financial & Forex Info | Reuters - Before The Bell

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LATEST NEWS Stock futures edge higher, but mood remains fragile NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stock index futures edged higher on Thursday after six days of losses, but the mood remained fragile with many analysts expecting the S&P 500 to retest recent lows unless there is some indication that the economy in not grinding to a halt. | Full Article Citi says hackers access bank card data June 09, 2011 03:24 AM ET NEW YORK/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Citigroup Inc said computer hackers breached the bank's network and accessed the data of about 200,000 bank card holders in North America, the latest of a string of cyber attacks on high-profile companies. | Full Article OPEC ready to act if needed, split was over data June 09, 2011 07:29 AM ET VIENNA (Reuters) - Economics, rather than politics was behind the collapse of this week's OPEC talks and the group as a whole would act if it grew worried about oil supplies running short, a top O

Financial & Forex Info | Reuters - Before The Bell: Stock futures bounce after selloff

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LATEST NEWS Stock futures bounce after selloff NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures rebounded on Tuesday, a day after the S&P 500 hit its lowest level in over two months, taking out important technical levels as investors grew more bearish on the economy. | Full Article China official says U.S. could pursue weak dollar policy June 07, 2011 07:37 AM ET BEIJING (Reuters) - China should guard against risks from "excessive" holdings of U.S. assets as Washington could pursue a policy to weaken the dollar, a senior currency regulator said in comments published on a website that briefly pushed the dollar lower. | Full Article IMF open to extending terms on official Greek loans June 07, 2011 06:59 AM ET ATHENS (Reuters) - The IMF is open to delaying Greece's repayment of its international bailout deal but a major restructuring of its debt would create untold problems in the euro zone, an IMF official said

Financial & Forex Info | Reuters - Before The Bell

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LATEST NEWS Stock futures climb on Greece bailout hopes NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures advanced on Tuesday as the euro rose against the dollar and commodity prices jumped on optimism that new aid for Greece from the European Union was in the offing. | Full Article Japan recovery takes hold, but debt downgrade looms May 31, 2011 06:57 AM ET TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's economy offered more signs of recovery from the deadly March earthquake on Tuesday, but Moody's ratings agency warned both growth and government action may fall short of what is necessary to bring Tokyo's ballooning debt back under control. | Full Article Europe weighs options for new Greek package May 31, 2011 07:17 AM ET BERLIN (Reuters) - Europe stepped up efforts to draft a second bailout package for Greece on Tuesday, with private sector participation still seen as an option to help relieve the country of its massive debt burden. |