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  • Stocks hit records, Dow returns above 23,000 as IBM powers rally

    By Victor Reklaitis, MarketWatch, Ryan Vlastelica. U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday, with major indexes hitting intraday records and the Dow industrials returning above 23,000 as the latest round of corporate earnings continued to support the market. What are the main benchmarks doing?

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Global stocks stay buoyant as monetary policy focus builds

    * World stocks edge up, just below all-time high. * Fed talk supports U.S. dollar, hits gold. * Dow Jones set to open above 23,000 for the first time. * Euro zone yields rise form 5-week low before ECB next week. * China's Xi starts party congress with wide-ranging speech. * Oil prices rise on tighter US market, Middle East tensions. By Danilo Masoni.

  • US STOCKS-Dow set to open above 23,000 for the first time

    * Futures up: Dow 71 pts, S&P 4 pts, Nasdaq 5.5 pts. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was poised to open above 23,000 for the first time on Wednesday following a series of upbeat earnings reports from marquee companies. * The index briefly surpassed the milestone on Tuesday but closed at 22,997 points, up 3,235 points since the start of the year.

  • LONDON MARKETS: FTSE 100 Rises As Weak Wages Keep Pound Under Pressure

    Reckitt Benckiser warns of softer sales. A continued pullback in the pound helped push U.K. stocks higher Wednesday, as lackluster figures on British wages may help shape the Bank of England's thinking on an interest-rate hike. The FTSE 100 index rose 0.3% to 7,536.84, with all sectors moving higher.

  • FTSE 100 rises as weak wages keep pound under pressure

    Reckitt Benckiser warns of softer sales. A continued pullback in the pound helped push U.K. stocks higher Wednesday, as lackluster figures on British wages may help shape the Bank of England's thinking on an interest-rate hike. The FTSE 100 index rose 0.3% to 7,536.84, with all sectors moving higher.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Markets steady as China congress starts and monetary policy gets back in focus

    * World stocks steady near all-time high after European open. * Euro zone bond yields slip ahead of ECB line-up. * China's Xi starts party congress with wide-ranging speech. * Fed speculation supports U.S. dollar, hits gold. * Oil prices rise on tighter US market, Middle East tensions. By Danilo Masoni.

  • Nikkei rises for the 12th day, Kobe Steel resumes slide

    * Winning streak for Nikkei is longest since May-June 2015. * Kobe Steel (KBSTF) resumes downtrend as US Justice Dept asks for records. By Lisa Twaronite and Ayai Tomisawa. Japan's Nikkei share average rose for a 12th consecutive day on Wednesday, getting a lift from hopes that this weekend's election will produce political stability and continuation of loose monetary policy.

  • Nikkei edges up, eyes 12th day of gains, Kobe Steel resumes slide

    * Nikkei share average poised for 12th straight rising session. * Kobe Steel (KBSTF) resumes downtrend as US Justice Dept asks for records. By Lisa Twaronite. Japan's Nikkei share average edged up on Wednesday, getting a lift from further gains on Wall Street and as investors bet a weekend election would usher in continued political and monetary stability.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares camp near peaks, China's Xi talks reform and stability

    * China's Xi pledges to pledge to build "modern socialist country" * Asia stocks hold near highs after steady close on Wall St. * U.S. dollar supported by Fed speculation, higher Treasury yields. * Euro steady ahead of speeches from ECB's Draghi, others. * Oil gains on concerns about Middle East supply disruption. By Wayne Cole.

  • US STOCKS-Dow pierces 23,000 but ends below milestone

    * UnitedHealth's (UNH) rise helps Dow notch record. * Senate healthcare deal boosts insurers, hospitals. * Goldman shares down after Q3 results. * Indexes: Dow up 0.2 pct, S&P up 0.1 pct, Nasdaq down 0.01 pct. By Caroline Valetkevitch.

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