CORRECTED-US STOCKS-Stocks tumble on new coronavirus variant fear 8:09am EST UPDATE 3-ECB puts on brave face as new virus variant spreads 8:34am EST GLOBAL MARKETS-Investors cling to hope as Omicron spreads, shares rebound 7:40am EST UPDATE 2-Fennec does not expect U.S. approval for hearing loss drug, shares slump 7:54am EST ANALYSIS-Swiss franc rises to six year high as central bank stands back 7:13am EST U.S. House leaders to float short-term fix to fund gov't into Jan. -Punchbowl 7:36am EST UPDATE 1-Fennec Pharma expects FDA to decline application for hearing loss drug 6:40am EST US STOCKS-Futures rebound from Omicron-driven rout 6:55am EST Brazil's Azul confirms LATAM M&A offer, but backs off as valuation too high 6:16am EST FOREX-Dollar wobbles, currencies partly pull back on Omicron shock moves 6:25am EST