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Stock futures fall on investors' jitters

NEW YORK — Stock futures fell slightly today as investors were cautious entering a week that provides the latest report on the jobs market. Employment data has become the most important information for traders recently because jobs growth is considered the best way the recovery can get back on track. Signs of a slowdown in growth has plagued the market ...

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Stock futures rise after recent retreat

NEW YORK — Stock futures rose modestly day as investors tentatively move back into the market after a recent retreat because of worries about the economy. There are no major economic reports due out today that could sway trading. So while investors are set to buy stocks, they are buying Treasury bonds as well. That has sent interest rates slightly ...

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Stock futures rise as investors anticipate reports

NEW YORK — Stock futures rose today as investors anticipate fresh reports will signal the economy continues to grow, albeit slowly. Economic reports in recent days have indicated the economy is growing at a tepid pace, but they have been enough to reassure investors that the economy isn’t falling back into recession. That comes after weeks of more discouraging reports ...

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Regulators try to ease fears about Chinese agencies

BEIJING — Regulators tried today to ease fears about dangers posed by the heavy debts of local Chinese government investment agencies, saying some might not be able to repay loans but banks face no systemic risk. The World Bank and private sector analysts have warned about heavy debt at such agencies, which invest in real estate and infrastructure. They said ...

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World markets post modest gains

BANGKOK — World markets mostly posted modest gains today as a steady drumbeat of bad news about the global economic recovery kept new bets on stocks in check. After Japan yesterday became the latest major economy to report slower growth in the second quarter, a regional manufacturing report in the U.S. further disappointed investors. Oil prices, meanwhile, edged above $75 ...

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Stock futures inch lower on bad news from Japan

NEW YORK — Stock futures inched lower after Japan became the latest country to report slowing growth, adding to concerns about the pace of a global economic recovery. Japan reported its economy grew just 0.1 percent in the second quarter, well below the 1.2 percent growth in the first quarter and short of expectations. The report follows signs last week ...

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Oil prices hover below $76 per barrel

BANGKOK — Oil prices hovered under $76 a barrel today in Asia as expectations for stronger fuel demand in the second half were undermined by weaker economic figures from the world’s three biggest economies. Benchmark crude for September delivery was up 40 cents at $75.79 a barrel at midafternoon Bangkok time in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. ...

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World markets rebound after week-long slump

BANGKOK — World markets rebounded today, breaking a week-long slump as investors scooped up beaten down stocks and Germany’s economy grew at its fastest pace for more than two decades. But sentiment remained guarded as an overnight fall on Wall Street and a weak U.S. jobs report added to evidence the recovery in the world’s biggest economy is stumbling. Economic ...

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Oil prices rise above $76 per barrel

SINGAPORE — Oil prices rose above $76 a barrel today in Asia, clawing back some of this week’s losses as stock markets rebounded. Benchmark crude for September delivery was up 46 cents at $76.20 a barrel at late afternoon Singapore time in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract fell $2.28 to settle at $75.74 yesterday. Oil ...

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Stocks retreat on news of slowing recovery

NEW YORK — Stock futures and interest rates are tumbling as investors worldwide grow concerned about the health of the U.S. economy after the Federal Reserve said the recovery was slowing down. Overseas markets are falling sharply today. The Fed says it will start buying government bonds with money it receives from maturing mortgage-backed bonds. The goal is to try ...

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