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  • *Rock-Tenn and MeadWestvaco rally on merger deal. *D.R. Horton up after results, lifting homebuilders. "There was a lot of trepidation in the market going into the Greek election... but by this morning the Syriza win was priced into the market already," said Robert Francello, head of equity trading for Apex Capital in San Francisco.

  • *Rock-Tenn and MeadWestvaco rally, set to merge. In deal news, Rock-Tenn Co and MeadWestvaco Corp said they would combine to form a packaging company worth $16 billion, with MeadWestvaco shareholders owning a majority stake. Rock-Tenn shares jumped 6.7 percent to $67.19 while MeadWestvaco rose 14.5 percent to $51.59 as the S&P 500' s biggest percentage gainer.

  • *MSCI global share index up slightly. The electoral results spurred concern over new instability in the euro zone, even as the possibility of Greece leaving the bloc was considered remote. The MSCI's global share index was up 0.2 percent, while the S&P 500 was nearly flat.

  • *MSCI world shares, U.S. stocks edge lower. The victory by the Syriza party spurred concern over fresh instability in the euro zone, even as the possibility of Greece leaving the bloc was considered remote. "The ongoing display of angst is that Greece removes itself from the euro zone.

  • Jan 26- Packaging companies Rock-Tenn Co and MeadWestvaco Corp agreed to form a combined $16 billion company to take on market leader International Paper Co in the United States and abroad. Shares of MeadWestvaco and Rock-Tenn rose to record highs. MeadWestvaco shareholders will have a 50.1 percent stake in the new company, which will be named before the deal...

  • US STOCKS-Wall Street lower after Greek elections Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 9:56 AM ET

    *Rock-Tenn and MeadWestvaco rally, set to merge. NEW YORK, Jan 26- U.S. stocks fell on Monday after a decisive Greek election victory by the Syriza party spurred concern over fresh instability in the euro zone, even as the possibility of Greece leaving the bloc was considered remote. The leftist Syriza party looked set to take on Greece's international lenders, with...

  • LONDON, Jan 26- Oil prices declined on Monday, with U.S. crude falling close to a nearly six-year low, as Saudi Arabia's new King Salman moved to assuage fears of an unstable transition and any policy change in the world's largest oil exporter. March Brent crude was trading down 86 cents at $47.93 a barrel by 0932 GMT, wiping out light gains made on Friday, but off an...

  • *Euro hits 11- year low in knee-jerk reaction to Greece vote. *Investors see limited fallout from Greece in longer term. TOKYO, Jan 26- The euro skidded to an 11- year low and stock prices fell on Monday as Greece's Syriza party promised to roll back austerity measures after sweeping to victory in a snap election, putting Athens on a collision course with...

  • *Greece vote results stokes fresh concerns of instability in Europe. TOKYO, Jan 26- The euro skidded to near an 11- year low and U.S. stock futures fell on Monday as Greece's Syriza party promised to roll back austerity measures after sweeping to victory in a snap election, putting Athens on a collision course with international lenders. Syriza leader Alexis...

  • *Credit Suisse cuts Exxon to' underperform'. NEW YORK, Jan 23- U.S. stocks fell modestly on Friday, pressured by underwhelming corporate news including guidance from economic activity bellwether UPS and as materials stocks fell after bearish notes. Materials shares weighed on the S&P 500, falling 1.6 percent after Goldman Sachs cut its price target on various...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 23- European stocks hit seven-year highs on Friday, continuing a rally ignited by the European Central Bank's plan for massive regional economic stimuli that also knocked the euro to fresh 11- year lows. Wall Street fell on soft corporate earnings news after the S&P 500 had rallied 1.5 percent on Thursday's $1 trillion bond-buying announcement...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 23- U.S. Treasury yields fell on Friday as European government bond yields dropped to record lows, a day after the European Central Bank said it would launch new stimulus in an effort to boost sagging regional growth and stave off deflation. "We're trading higher in sympathy with what's going on in Europe," said Ian Lyngen, senior government bond...

  • *UPS shares fall after outlook, FedEx also lower. NEW YORK, Jan 23- U.S. stocks fell modestly on Friday, pressured by some disappointing results from major multinational companies, which offset optimism triggered by the European Central Bank's recent decision to buy bonds and boost euro zone growth. UPS was the largest drag on the S&P 500 after its guidance...

  • *Wall St stung by soft corporate earnings. NEW YORK, Jan 23- The European Central Bank's plan to pump out about 1 trillion euros to revive the euro zone economy kept stocks in the region on track for their best week since 2011 but knocked the shared currency to fresh 11- year lows. Oil prices rose on hopes for a boost to global growth from the ECB's move, while the death of...

  • Rockwell Collins misses 1Q profit forecasts Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 11:25 AM ET
    Earnings report

    Rockwell Collins on Friday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $167 million.

  • Kansas City Southern beats 4Q profit forecasts Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 11:10 AM ET
    Corporate earnings balance sheet

    Kansas City Southern on Friday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $141 million.

  • *UPS shares fall after outlook, Starbucks up on results. NEW YORK, Jan 23- U.S. stocks fell modestly on Friday, pressured by some disappointing results from major multinational companies which offset optimism triggered by the European Central Bank's recent decision to buy bonds and boost euro zone growth. United Parcel Service Inc gave a fourth-quarter...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 23- U.S. Treasury yields fell on Friday as European government bond yields fell to record lows, a day after the European Central Bank said it would launch new stimulus in an effort to boost sagging regional growth and stave off deflation. "We're trading higher in sympathy with what's going on in Europe," said Ian Lyngen, senior government bond strategist...

  • LONDON, Jan 23- Stocks and bonds surged worldwide and the euro sank to an 11- year-low on Friday, the day after the European Central Bank announced a quantitative easing plan. Oil rose following the death of the king of Saudi Arabia. Europe's FTSEurofirst 300 index responded with a 1.4 percent gain to 1,474 points, a seven-year high.

  • TOKYO, Jan 23- Asian stocks extended a global rally on Friday after the European Central Bank launched a landmark bond-buying stimulus programme that buoyed investors' risk appetite, drove bonds higher and kept the euro pinned near 11- year lows. Spreadbetters expect Europe to retain the previous session's sunny mood, forecasting Britain's FTSE to open up by...