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BRIEF-Viva Entertainment Group welcomes a new member to its board

Reuters Us Markets - 34 min 43 sec ago
* Viva Entertainment Group welcomes a new member to its board of directors Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

BRIEF-Agree Realty declares increased quarterly cash dividend

Reuters Us Markets - 34 min 50 sec ago
* Increases quarterly cash dividend by 3.1 percent to $0.495 per share Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

BRIEF-OHA Investment Corp reports form 8-K filing

Reuters Us Markets - 35 min 17 sec ago
* Oha Investment - 8-K to provide shareholders with information regarding two of co's legacy portfolio investments will have a negative impact on fair value of the investments Source text for Eikon:...

BRIEF-Navigators reports two-for-one stock split

Reuters Us Markets - 36 min 4 sec ago
* Additional shares of common stock will be issued on January 20, 2017

RPT-BlackRock's European bond head says will buy Italy debt on election clarity

Reuters Us Markets - 36 min 8 sec ago
LONDON, Dec 6 (Reuters) - A top bond investor at BlackRock Inc, the world's biggest asset manager, said on Tuesday that his fund would exit a long-held underweight position on Italian debt if there...

CANADA STOCKS-TSX ends at 18-month high close as financials rise

Reuters Us Markets - 36 min 15 sec ago
TORONTO, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Canada's benchmark stock index climbed to its highest close in 18 months on Tuesday as Bank of Montreal led financial shares higher on a strong earnings report, adding to...

BRIEF-American Eagle Outfitters sets regular quarterly dividend of $0.125 per share

Reuters Us Markets - 36 min 33 sec ago
* Sets regular quarterly dividend of $0.125 per share Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

UPDATE 1-Canada energy minister apologizes for pipeline protests remark

Reuters Us Markets - 38 min 20 sec ago
OTTAWA, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Canada's natural resources minister on Tuesday apologized for remarks he made about anti-oil pipeline protests that some people interpreted as a threat to use troops against...

US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Dow sets record high close; banks, telecoms gain

Reuters Us Markets - 39 min 35 sec ago
NEW YORK, Dec 6 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended higher on Tuesday as telecom stalwarts AT&T and Verizon gained and bank shares added to their torrid post-election rally, helping the Dow set another...

Dow ends at record after modest gains

MarketWatch Market Pulse - 40 min 28 sec ago

The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended at a record and the broader market closed with modest gains Tuesday. Investors have traded cautiously but the trend has been mostly higher, ahead of important policy meetings of the European Central Bank and the Federal Reserve. U.S. stocks have been on an uptrend since Donald Trump's Nov. 8 Election Day win. The S&P 500 gained 7.52 points, or 0.3%, to 2,212.24, within a point of its all-time closing high, with financials leading gains. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 35.54 points, or 0.2%, to 19,251.78. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. rose 1.2%, contributing heavily to Dow gains. The Nasdaq Composite ended the session up 24.11 points, or 0.5%, at 5,333.00.

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Los Angeles heightens security after threat to metro system

Top Reuters News - 44 min 2 sec ago
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Heavy security at subway stations in Los Angeles greeted commuters on Tuesday as federal and local authorities investigated a specific but uncorroborated threat to detonate a bomb at the Metro Red Line's Universal City station.

NYC Congress members urge federal funding for Trump security in city

Top Reuters News - 1 hour 12 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Members of New York City's congressional delegation on Tuesday said they were pressing Republican congressional leaders to add $35 million to a year-end federal spending bill to reimburse the city for President-elect Donald Trump's security costs.

Allstate selects John Dugenske as chief investment officer

MarketWatch Market Pulse - 1 hour 32 min ago

Allstate Corp. said Tuesday that John Dugenske will join the company as chief investment officer in early 2017, overseeing its $81 billion investment portfolio. He was most recently the global head of fixed income at UBS Global Asset Management. Dugenske succeeds Judith Greffin, who announced her retirement in March 2016, a job she held since 2008. Allstate shares are up 14% for the year so far while the S&P 500 index is up 8.1% for the same period.

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Roche Group's Genentech says Avastin with chemo has been approved for specific advanced ovarian cancer treatment

MarketWatch Market Pulse - 1 hour 47 min ago

Roche Group's Genentech said Tuesday that its Avastin drug had been approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat a specific type of advanced ovarian cancer in combination with chemotherapy. The drug was given priority review for the disease, platinum-sensitive recurrent epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube or primary peritoneal cancer, and granted approval on the basis of two late-stage clinical trials, the company said. Roche shares dropped 19.7% year-to-date, compared with a 8.2% rise in the S&P 500 .

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Oil futures log first loss in five sessions

MarketWatch Market Pulse - 1 hour 48 min ago

Oil futures fell Tuesday to log their first loss in five sessions as data showing a rise in crude production last month from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries exacerbated concerns that the group's members won't be able to stick to its deal to cut back output. January West Texas Intermediate crude fell 86 cents, or 1.7%, to settle at $50.93 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

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U.N. nuclear watchdog confirms Iran shipped sensitive material abroad: diplomat

Top Reuters News - 2 hours 44 min ago
VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran has shipped 11 tonnes of heavy water abroad to bring its stock back under a limit set by its landmark nuclear deal with major powers, according to a diplomat citing a confidential U.N. nuclear watchdog report.

Gold futures log second straight session of losses

MarketWatch Market Pulse - 2 hours 46 min ago

Gold futures fell Tuesday for a second session in a row, pressured by strength in the U.S. dollar and expectations for an interest-rate hike at next week's Federal Reserve meeting. February gold fell $6.40, or 0.5%, to settle at $1,170.10 an ounce after losing 0.1% on Monday.

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Merkel's party doubles down on "values" after Trump and Brexit

Reuters Us Markets - 3 hours 36 min ago
ESSEN, Germany, Dec 6 (Reuters) - After a U.S. presidential election and Brexit campaign that were tarnished by lies, vicious political attacks and deceptive online news stories, Germany is promising...

BRIEF-Allied Healthcare Products says filed certificate of amendment to effect 1-for-2 reverse stock split

Reuters Us Markets - 3 hours 36 min ago
* Allied Healthcare Products Inc - on Dec 5, co filed certificate of amendment to effect a 1 -for-2 reverse stock split

European shares rise as Italy bank rally powers sector

Reuters Us Markets - 3 hours 37 min ago
MILAN/London, Dec 6 (Reuters) - European shares rose on Tuesday for a second day with banking stocks surging to an 11-month high as investors dipped back into a beaten-down sector following Italy's...

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