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  • *Wall St's Dow index hits new intraday high. *Euro falls back below $1.12. NEW YORK, May 19- U.S. and European equities traded near record highs on Tuesday, and the euro tumbled on signals the European Central Bank may accelerate its 1 trillion euro bond-buying program over the next two months.

  • *Wall Street backs off highs. NEW YORK, May 19- Equities around the world jumped on Tuesday and the euro tumbled on signals the European Central Bank may accelerate its 1 trillion euro bond-buying program over the next two months. Wall Street, which closed at record highs on Monday, reacted little to the upbeat housing data and was last down on weak results from...

  • Wal-Mart Stores fell after reporting weak sales and a drop in quarterly earnings, a result of raises for workers and a rising dollar squeezing its profits. Wal-Mart's stock sank $3.49, or 4 percent, to $76.43. "But it hasn't felt like it," said Hank Smith, chief investment officer at Haverford Trust.

  • *China shares gain sharply on hopes for Beijing reforms. LONDON, May 19- The euro tumbled on Tuesday and the region's stocks and bonds jumped after the European Central Bank suggested it may speed up its 1 trillion euro bond-buying campaign slightly to account for lower market liquidity in high summer. The euro was back at $1.12 for the first time in a week and the...

  • *European equities boosted by ECB's Coeure comments. LONDON, May 19- European shares rose back to near multi-year highs on Tuesday after a European Central Bank policymaker said the ECB would front-load an asset purchase scheme, aimed at boosting growth in the region. Athens' stock market, which has consistently underperformed this year due to worries over...

  • TOKYO, May 19- Asian shares shrugged off early losses on Tuesday, as surging Chinese shares and Wall Street's record close offset continuing worries over Greece's fiscal woes. The cheer was expected to continue in Europe, where financial spreadbetters expected Britain's FTSE 100 to open up by 12-13 points, or 0.2 percent higher. MSCI's broadest index of...

  • Wall Street added slightly to gains, pushing the benchmark S&P 500 to a fresh all-time high. "Greece is running on fumes and the risk of non-payment of some form is riding high... The country made a May 12 payment to the IMF only by emptying an IMF holding account, and a leaked IMF memo acknowledged Greece had little chance of making a scheduled June 5 payment.

  • DEALS: Ann Inc., the parent company of Ann Taylor and Loft, jumped $7.14, or 18 percent, to $45.85 after it agreed to be acquired by The Ascena Retail Group. Endo International fell $4.52, or 5 percent, to $80.83 after it agreed to buy the privately held Par Pharmaceutical for $8 billion. APPLE OF HIS EYE: Apple rose $1.83, or 1.5 percent, to $130.59 after activist investor...

  • *Worries over Greece hit Greek shares, bonds. *Oil rises on fighting in Yemen, Iraq. LONDON, May 18- European shares fell on Monday, weighed down by worries over a looming cash crunch in Greece, while the dollar rebounded after concern over the U.S. economy drove the currency to four-month lows on Friday.

  • *Gold up for 5th session, longest run higher since March. LONDON, May 18- Gold hit three-month highs on Monday, rising for a fifth session, as a run of soft U.S. data supported expectations that the Federal Reserve will hold off hiking interest rates for the time being. "The data out of the United States hasn't been particularly good, and people seem to think that interest...

  • *Oil rises on fighting in Yemen and Iraq. Brent crude rose $1 to near $68 a barrel as violence in Irag and Yemen outweighed concerns about oversupply. MSCI's index of Asia-Pacific shares, excluding Japan, fell 0.7 percent, though Tokyo's Nikkei closed 0.8 percent higher.

  • *Iran says OPEC output cut unlikely. LONDON, May 18- Oil prices rose on Monday after Islamic State militants said they had seized control of the key city of Ramadi in western Iraq, raising fears of deeper turmoil in the oil-producing country. Analysts nevertheless said oil markets remained oversupplied, and that the glut could worsen if U.S. production picked up...

  • Autos and miners help European shares to advance Monday, 18 May 2015 | 4:36 AM ET

    However, Italy's FTSE MIB index fell 0.9 percent as several companies in the index traded without the attraction of their latest dividend payouts. The STOXX Europe 600 Automobile and Auto Parts index rose 1.4 percent, the top sectoral gainer, helped by a 2.4 percent rise in shares of Volkswagen after Deutsche Bank saw an upside from efficiency gains at the...

  • NYMEX-Oil prices rise on Iraq, Yemen fighting Sunday, 17 May 2015 | 8:26 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, May 18- Oil prices rose slightly in early Monday trading on supply concerns in the Middle East following fighting in Iraq and Yemen, although signs of strengthening U.S. production capped stronger gains. Price were supported by concerns that conflict in Iraq as well as Saudi attacks on Yemen could disrupt production or supply routes.

  • NEW YORK, May 15- Treasury yields dropped and the dollar index dipped on Friday following a stabilization in European government bonds and another batch of weak U.S. data that raised expectations the Federal Reserve will need to wait longer to hike interest rates. U.S. stocks edged lower after a rally Thursday that pushed the S&P 500 to a record high close, while...

  • LONDON, May 15- Euro zone bond yields fell on Friday, tracking an overnight move in U.S. Treasury yields, but strategists remained cautious about the market's prospects following weeks of violent price swings. Citi's head of rates strategy Alessandro Tentori said Friday's moves alone may not tempt investors back because many use' value-at-Risk' models that...

  • TREASURIES-Yields fall as European bonds stabilize Friday, 15 May 2015 | 9:34 AM ET

    NEW YORK, May 15- Treasury yields fell on Friday as European government bonds stabilized and after the U.S. Treasury yields have jumped in the past three weeks in line with a dramatic sell-off in German government debt, which has been roiled in part by a rapid unwind of bets placed on the European Central Bank's debt purchase program. "We're pretty much following...

  • *El Pollo Loco, King Digital fall after results. *Netflix rises after news of China entry. "As we see volatility subside in the bond market and what seems to be an orderly withdrawal from the fixed-income market before a shift in policy, there is less fear among equity market investors," said Andrew Barber, chief market strategist at Eagleview Capital in Delaware.

  • NEW YORK— Shares of King Digital Entertainment fell in premarket trading Friday after the maker of the mobile game "Candy Crush Saga" warned that it will likely see softer financial results heading into the middle of the year. The stock fell $1.29, or 8.6 percent, to $14.99 in premarket trading. King Digital Entertainment PLC on Thursday reported first-quarter...

  • Roche rallies as European shares resume uptrend Friday, 15 May 2015 | 6:40 AM ET

    *Too early to fight against bull market- Citi. LONDON, May 15- European shares advanced on Friday, as calmer conditions in the bond market buoyed the region's stock markets, with drugs group Roche rallying after positive trial results. Julius Baer also gained 3.3 percent, with traders citing speculation the Swiss bank and financial group could be a target for...