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HONG KONG (Reuters) - Asian stocks bounced back on Friday from their worst drop in two months, with investors taking heart from the United States' return to economic growth, which gave reassurance on the recovery's staying power.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks jumped on Thursday after data showed the U.S. economy grew faster than expected in the last quarter, soothing recent jitters that the recovery would be anemic.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sales of new U.S. homes unexpectedly tumbled in September, their first drop in six months, underscoring the hazards to an economic recovery even as businesses appeared to be stepping up investment.

(Reuters) - Stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wall Street on Wednesday, with futures for the S&P 500 down 0.4 percent, Dow Jones futures down 0.12 percent and Nasdaq 100 futures down 0.28 percent at 5:10 a.m. EDT.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. consumer confidence deteriorated sharply in October as the worst job market in a quarter century heightened concerns about the future, more than outweighing modest improvements in the housing sector.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former Bear Stearns hedge fund manager Matthew Tannin won a round during his trial in New York on fraud charges on Monday when a judge ruled the jury cannot see a personal email in which he wrote about his fears of a "blow up risk" for investors.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures pointed to a modestly higher open on Monday after a selloff in the previous session as investors looked to a busy week of economic data, while the U.S. dollar fell to a 14-month low.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The real estate investment manager who led the California Public Employees' Retirement System, the nation's largest pension fund, into a money-losing land venture has resigned as an adviser to the fund, a spokeswoman for MacFarlane Partners said on Saturday.
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stock bulls may hit the pause button again next week if a wave of earnings due from marquee names such as Exxon Mobil and a slew of economic data offer no fresh incentives to extend Wall Street's seven-month rally.

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn gave up his seat on the Yahoo Inc board of directors on Friday, closing a tumultuous chapter in the Internet company's 15-year history.