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    Shares of Kinross Gold (KGC) were falling 6.04% to $1.71 Monday as gold prices were falling. U.S. gold futures for December delivery were falling 0.42% to $1,090.40 an ounce on the Comex Monday afternoon. Gold prices were falling due to the strength of the dollar head of a U.S. employment report on Friday, according to Market Watch.

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    Crude-oil futures extended their fall Monday, with ICE Brent crude for September delivery sliding below $50 a barrel. That's the first time since January the global oil benchmark has traded below $50 on a most-active contract basis, according to FactSet data. The contract traded at $49.88 a barrel in recent action, down $2.33, or 4.4%.

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    Shares of Penn Virginia (PVA) were falling 14.9% to $1.14 Monday as oil prices continued their recent decline. WTI crude oil for September delivery was down 2.31% to $46.03 a barrel Monday afternoon, and Brent crude oil for September delivery was down 3.68% to $50.29 a barrel.

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     CONOCOPHILLIPS (COP) shares are down 0.32% to $50.18 in mid-morning trading on Monday as falling crude prices take their toll on the oil sector today. Oversupply concerns continue to push prices down as industry standard Brent crude falls 2.66% to $50.82 per barrel while West Texas crude for September delivery is down 1.55% to $46.39 per barrel.

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    Shares of Oasis Petroleum  were falling 5.5% to $9.10 Monday as oil prices continued their recent declines to new lows. WTI crude oil for September delivery was down 1.78% to $46.28 a barrel Monday morning, and Brent crude oil for September delivery was down 3.16% to $50.56 a barrel.

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    By William Watts and Victor Reklaitis, MarketWatch. Energy shares hit as crude slides; ISM weaker than forecast. U.S. stocks edged lower Monday, weighed down by weak economic data and a further slump in crude-oil prices.

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    Shares of WPX Energy (WPX) were falling 43.7% to $8.38 Monday as oil prices continued to fall. WTI crude oil for September delivery was down 2.06% to $46.15 a barrel Monday morning, and Brent crude oil for September delivery was down 3.43% to $50.42 a barrel.

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    Treasury yields traded to their lowest levels in two months, after a round of weaker-than-expected economic data were interpreted as an indication that the Federal Reserve could push back the first interest-rate increase in nearly a decade. Bond prices move inversely to yields. The ISM manufacturing-composite index came in below expectations on Monday, ahead of this week's packed data calendar culminating with the July official jobs report on Friday.

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    * June consumer spending records smallest gain in four months. * Oil prices hit six-month low. * Tyson Foods falls after profit forecast cut. * S&P down 0.12 pct, Nasdaq up 0.18 pct, Dow down 0.32 pct. By Tanya Agrawal. Wall Street was lower on the first trading day in August as oil prices touched a six-month low and data showed U.S. economy lost some momentum at the end of the second quarter.

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    Shares of Linn Energy (LINE) were falling 13.4% to $3.50 on heavy trading volume Monday following a downgrade from RBC Capital Markets. The analyst firm downgraded the oil company to "sector perform" from "outperform" in a note to investors. About 3.9 million shares of Linn Energy (LINE) were traded by 9:49 a.m. Monday, compared to the company's average trading volume of about 3.8 million shares a day.

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    Benchmark in Athens down 17% after falling more than 20%. Greek share prices plunged Monday after trading resumed in Athens following a five-week halt. The benchmark Athex Composite was last down 17% to 661.82, recovering a little after falling more than 20% in morning action.

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    Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle may be poised for a higher open on Monday following Friday's better-than-expected cash prices, traders said. * Last week, market-ready, or cash, cattle in the U.S. Plains moved at mostly $147 to $149 per cwt, up from $145 to $146 the week before, feedlot sources said.

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     NATIONAL BANK OF GREECE (NBG/PA) stock is down 6.08% to 85 cents in pre-market trading on Monday morning after Greece's stock market reopened after five weeks. Greece's main stock index, the Athex Composite, and Greek banks were closed in early July in anticipation of the referendum to accept terms for additional financial aid, The Wall Street Journal reports.

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    * June consumer spending records smallest gain in four months. * Oil prices hit six-month low. * Tyson Foods falls after profit forecast cut. * Diamond Offshore jumps after results handily beat expectations. * Futures: S&P down 1.25 pts, Nasdaq down 1.25 pts, Dow up 4 pts. By Tanya Agrawal.

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      Greek stocks crashed 23% at open after the stock market was closed for five weeks as part of the country's capital controls measures. with National Bank of Greece's (NBG/PA) share price hitting limit down after falling by 30% in the first minutes of trading.

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    - Wall Street was lower on the first trading day in August as oil prices touched a six-month low and data showed U.S. economy lost some momentum at the end of the second quarter.

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    * Futures: Dow up 8 pts, S&P down 0.5 pts, Nasdaq unchanged. U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Monday as investors await another batch of earning reports and a raft of economic data. * Wall Street closed lower on Friday following poor results from Exxon Mobil and Chevron and a decline in oil prices amid oversupply concerns.

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    Carl Icahn threw more than a few verbal punches in mid-July at Larry Fink, chief executive at BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager and the biggest provider of ETFs. But did the billionaire investor land a knockout blow? Icahn, in particular, hit Fink with an accusation that BlackRock's iShares business is "extremely dangerous" for peddling high-yield bond ETFs.

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    Updated from 7:04 a.m. Here are 10 things you should know for Monday, Aug. 3: 1. -- U.S. stock futures were barely budging on Monday as the Greek stock market reopened after five weeks and as investors wonder where oil will go after a 21% drop in July.