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Aug 15, 2014

Wall St falls but still on track for positive week

NEW YORK, Aug 15 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks fell on Friday,
reversing earlier gains as forces in Ukraine engaged a Russian
armored column on Ukrainian soil, raising the prospect of a
deeper escalation in the region’s unrest.

Markets had opened higher as investors continued to bet that
the tension between Ukraine and Russia was waning. However, a
Ukrainian military spokesman said Ukrainian forces had tracked a
Russian armored column after it crossed the border into Ukraine,
and that after the engagement “part of it no longer exists.”
Shares turned lower in heavy volume.

Aug 15, 2014

Wall St falls to session lows, Ukraine engages Russia

NEW YORK, Aug 15 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks fell to session
lows on Friday, erasing earlier gains and dropping in heavy
trading, as forces in Ukraine engaged a Russian armored column
on Ukrainian soil.

A Ukrainian military spokesman said Ukrainian forces had
tracked a Russian armored column after it crossed the border
into Ukraine, and that after the engagement, “part of it no
longer exists.”

Aug 15, 2014

Wall St gains, on track for strong week

NEW YORK, Aug 15 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks rose on Friday,
putting major indexes on track for a second week of gains, as a
growing consensus that there would be no immediate escalation in
the tense situations in Ukraine or Iraq offset weak data on
manufacturing and consumer sentiment.

The market continued to take its cue from news overseas.
Ukrainian border guards crossed the frontier to inspect a huge
Russian aid convoy, which some had speculated could be a cover
for a military invasion. The inspection comes a day after
Russian President Vladimir Putin struck a softer tone in
comments regarding Ukraine.

Aug 15, 2014

Wall St poised for higher open, on track for strong week

NEW YORK, Aug 15 (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures
pointed to a higher open on Friday, with major indexes on track
for a second week of gains, as traders bet there would be no
immediate escalation in the tense situations in Ukraine or Iraq.

* Recent trading has taken its cue from news overseas, with
investors concerned about the potential impact of any
exacerbation of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, or in
violence in Iraq.

Aug 15, 2014

Stock futures climb, point to second week of gains

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures were higher on Friday, with major indexes on track for a second week of gains, as traders bet there would be no immediate escalation in the tense situations in Ukraine or Iraq.

Recent trading has taken its cue from news overseas, with investors concerned about the potential impact of any exacerbation of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, or in violence in Iraq.

Aug 15, 2014

Futures climb, point to second week of gains

NEW YORK, Aug 15 (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures were
higher on Friday, with major indexes on track for a second week
of gains, as traders bet there would be no immediate escalation
in the tense situations in Ukraine or Iraq.

* Recent trading has taken its cue from news overseas, with
investors concerned about the potential impact of any
exacerbation of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, or in
violence in Iraq.

Aug 14, 2014

Wall St edges up after Putin comments, Cisco falls

NEW YORK, Aug 14 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks edged higher on
Thursday after conciliatory comments by Russian President
Vladimir Putin eased concerns about the country’s tense
situation with Ukraine and overshadowed signs of weakness in the
European economy.

Addressing Russian ministers and members of parliament in
Crimea, Putin said Russia would stand up for itself but not at
the cost of confrontation with the outside world, a conciliatory
note after months of tough rhetoric over the crisis in Ukraine.

Aug 14, 2014

Futures point to flat open after recent rally

NEW YORK, Aug 14 (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures
pointed to a flat open on Thursday as investors found few
reasons to buy following a sharp rally in the previous session
and amid signs of weakness in Europe and ongoing uncertainty
over Ukraine.

* Trading is likely to continue being driven by overseas
issues, with the latest data out of Europe showing the euro
zone’s economy ground to a halt in the second quarter.

Aug 14, 2014

Stock futures tick up ahead of jobless claims data

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Thursday, with investors reluctant to make big bets following a sharp rally in the previous session and amid signs of weak conditions in Europe.

Trading is likely to continue being driven by overseas issues, with the latest data out of Europe showing the euro zone’s economy ground to a halt in the second quarter. Investors are also monitoring ongoing violence in Iraq, and the conflict between Ukraine and Russia.

Aug 14, 2014

Futures tick up ahead of jobless claims data

NEW YORK, Aug 14 (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures edged
higher on Thursday, with investors reluctant to make big bets
following a sharp rally in the previous session and amid signs
of weak conditions in Europe.

* Trading is likely to continue being driven by overseas
issues, with the latest data out of Europe showing the euro
zone’s economy ground to a halt in the second quarter.
Investors are also monitoring ongoing violence
in Iraq, and the conflict between Ukraine and Russia.