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  • *Ericsson and Philips fall after weak updates. LONDON, Jan 27- Renewed concern over Greece and weak figures from leading companies such as Siemens and Philips halted a winning run on European stock markets on Tuesday. The benchmark Athens ATG equity index fell 3.6 percent and Greece's borrowing costs rose.

  • LONDON, Jan 27- Russia's rouble climbed on Tuesday, recovering some of its poise following a 6 percent drop the previous day after ratings agency Standard& Poor's cut the country's rating to junk, though Moscow stocks traded lower. Russia's stock market was closed when S&P announced on Monday it was cutting Russia's rating from BBB- to BB+, citing a weakened...

  • LONDON— Stocks fell in Europe and were expected to open lower on Wall Street on Tuesday as investors looked to upcoming corporate earnings and economic data in the U.S. Britain's FTSE 100 was down 0.5 percent at 6,821.23. Pfizer and Procter& Gamble are due to report before the market open, while technology giants Apple and Yahoo will disclose their figures after...

  • European rally hits pause on mixed trading updates Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 3:10 AM ET

    LONDON, Jan 27- European shares opened steady on Tuesday as mixed corporate updates from firms including Siemens and Ericsson tempered investor appetite for stocks after an eight-day rally. Shares in Siemens fell 1.9 percent after it said profit from its industrial units fell 4 percent last quarter, driven by a drop at its power and gas unit, where it is...

  • Russian shares fall on opening after S&P downgrade Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 2:06 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Jan 27- Russian share indexes fell on opening on Tuesday, a day after rating agency S&P downgraded Russian bonds to "junk".

  • Nikkei hits 1-month high on Greece election relief Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 1:19 AM ET

    TOKYO, Jan 27- Japanese share prices rose to one-month highs on Tuesday on relief that Greece's election outcome did not roil European financial markets as much as initially feared. The Nikkei rose 1.7 percent to 17,768.30 points, its highest close since late December and extending its recovery from a 2-1/ 2- month low hit on Jan. 16 to 7.1 percent.

  • *Wall Street action curtailed by blizzard. The main European indices were expected to open higher, though foul weather in the United States will curb activity on Wall Street. Other moves were mostly modest and MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was flat on the day.

  • *Hong Kong dragged down by mainland stocks. SHANGHAI, Jan 27- Stocks in mainland China and Hong Kong fell on Tuesday, dragged down by financial and property shares on renewed concerns about the impact of the cooling Chinese economy on profits. "Yesterday large caps rose, so now we're seeing profit-taking," said Tian Weidong, head of research at Kaiyuan Securities in...

  • *Wall Street action curtailed by blizzard. SYDNEY, Jan 27- Asian share markets were mostly firmer on Tuesday and the euro clung to rare gains, relieved that European equities had weathered Greece's election outcome without much disruption. Bad weather in the United States curbed activity on Wall Street in a busy week for earnings, while investors had reason for...

  • *Wall Street action curtailed by blizzard. SYDNEY, Jan 27- Asian shares moved higher on Tuesday and the euro clung to rare gains, relieved that European markets had weathered Greece's election outcome without much disruption. Bad weather in the United States curbed activity on Wall Street in a busy week for earnings, while investors had reason for caution as the...

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Monday Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 5:32 PM ET

    Major U.S. stock indexes notched small gains on Monday, with six of the 10 sectors in the Standard& Poor's 500 index closing higher. Investors considered the latest batch of corporate earnings, mergers, and the implications of an election victory in Greece by a party opposed to that country's bailout plan. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 6.10 points, or 0.03...

  • US stock market finishes with small gains Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 4:12 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The U.S. stock market is finishing with tiny gains as investors weigh corporate earnings, mergers, and the implications of an election victory in Greece by a party opposed to that country's bailout plan. The Dow Jones industrial average rose six points, or 0.03 percent, to close at 17,678 on Monday. The Standard& Poor's 500 index edged up five points, or 0.3...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 26- U.S. stocks edged higher on Monday as fears that a leftist victory in elections in Greece would bring fresh crisis to the Eurozone were offset by a climb in energy and biotech stocks.

  • *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.

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 1:53 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading:. AT&T Inc. fell. 6 percent to $33.18 with 26,768,400 shares traded. Bank of America Corp. rose. 8 percent to $15.85 with 54,023,700 shares traded.

  • Stocks surged Monday for several companies that could gain business from the storm system that is sweeping down the East Coast and expected to dump as much as two feet of snow on New York and Boston. Generator maker Generac Holdings Inc., snowplow maker Douglas Dynamics Inc. and PowerSecure International Inc. all climbed 4 percent or more Monday afternoon...

  • *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.

  • MOSCOW, Jan 26- The rouble and Russian stocks fell sharply on Monday, following a return to full-scale warfare in eastern Ukraine and threats of further Western sanctions against Russia. Washington and Brussels are both considering new sanctions against Russia after accusing it of openly supporting the latest rebel advance in Ukraine.

  • 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...

  • NEW YORK— The U.S. stock market is opening slightly lower as investors shrug off an election victory by a Greece party opposed to that country's bailout plan. In Europe, Germany's DAX was up 0.9 percent while the CAC-40 in France rose 0.4 percent. In Greece, the main stock market recouped some of its early losses to trade 3 percent lower.