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US stocks flat on solid jobs report NEW YORK: Wall Street stocks were little changed early Friday after US unemployment posted a nine-year low, boosting the chances of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike this month.The jobless rate fell three-tenths to 4.6 percent in November, with a solid 178,000 net new positions created, the Department of Labor reported.Briefing.com analyst Patrick O'Hare pointed to some weaknesses in the report, such as a slight drop in average hourly wages. But he joined other analysts in predicting the figures were strong enough to keep the Fed on track to hike rates.About 30 minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was at 19,177.45, down 0.1 percent, retreating slightly from Thursday's record.The broad-based S&P 500 added 0.2 percent to 2,194.52, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index advanced 0.1 percent to 5,256.40.Markets in London, Paris and Frankfurt fell as polls suggest Italy will vote against a referendum supported by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who could resign with a defeat. Polls also suggest far-right Austrian presidential candidate ...

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TSX rises as energy stocks extend gains on oil rally      TORONTO: Canada's main stock index rose on Thursday as energy shares made further gains with oil prices after OPEC reached a deal to cut output, while investors reacted to divergent earnings reports from two major banks.  Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce rose 1.9 percent to C$107.95 after the country's fifth-biggest bank reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, driven by strong performance in its capital markets business.  Meanwhile, the country's No. 2 lender Toronto-Dominion Bank fell 1 percent to C$62.95 after reporting earnings that were ...

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EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil real, stocks down on local political concerns    SAO PAULO: Brazil's currency and stocks fell on Thursday as traders feared frictions between lawmakers and prosecutors could increase political instability and delay the approval of austerity measures.Senate President Renan Calheiros tried to accelerate on Wednesday the approval of a greatly watered-down package of anticorruption measures but failed to gather enough support for the early vote.Prosecutors have accused the Brazilian Congress of seeking to block the sweeping Car Wash graft probe as it comes close to incriminating several lawmakers.The Brazilian real ...

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US stocks drift lower in post-holiday trading WASHINGTON: US stocks pulled back in early trading Monday, following a four-session winning streak as investors looked ahead to a week rich in economic data.A half-hour into the day's session, the first full trading day following the Thanksgiving holiday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 and Nasdaq were all 0.2 percent lower at 19,106.43, 2,209.08 and 5,389.60, respectively.US stock indices have smashed records, rallying since Donald Trump's November 8 upset victory over Hillary Clinton ...

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US stocks open lower in post-holiday trading WASHINGTON: US stocks opened lower Monday following a four-session winning streak as investors looked ahead to a week rich in economic data.About five minutes into trading on the first full day back from the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 and Nasdaq were all trading 0.2 percent lower at 19,114.75, 2,209.69 and 5,386.83 respectively.Oil prices rebounded at the start of the week after turning sharply lower on Friday as investor hopes ...

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TSX falls, weighed by railroad, energy, financial shares TORONTO: Canada's main stock index fell on Monday as railroad, energy and financial names lost ground, offsetting gains for the materials group as base and precious metals prices rose.At 10:53 a.m. EST (1553 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index fell 27.2 points, or 0.18 percent, to 15,048.24. Last week, the index advanced 1.4 percent, extending its rally since the US election.The most influential movers on the index included railroad stocks, with Canadian National ...

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TSX falls as industrials, financials lose ground TORONTO: Canada's main stock index fell on Monday as industrials and financials lost ground, offsetting gains for the materials group as commodity prices rose. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was down 24.36 points, or 0.16 percent, at 15,051.08, shortly after the open. Seven of the index's 10 main groups were lower. Copyright Reuters, 2016 ...