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  • NEW YORK, May 26- The U.S. dollar rallied on Tuesday after a string of healthy economic data boosted near-term rate hike prospects, while Greece's financial crisis and signs of growing opposition to austerity in Spain weighed further on the euro. Markets in the United States as well as London and Frankfurt returned to action after a long holiday weekend, with the...

  • Transocean, Valero Energy and Allegheny Technologies each fell 3 percent. Benchmark U.S. crude slumped $1.63, or 2.7 percent, to $58.09 a barrel in New York. Time Warner Cable rose 4 percent after the company agreed to be acquired by Charter Communications for $55 billion.

  • *Time Warner Cable up on Charter deal. "A strong dollar is going to hurt exports and the revenue line of companies, which wasn't strong to begin with," said Rick Fier, director of trading at Conifer Securities in New York. The buoyant data comes after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Friday that the central bank could raise interest rates this year if the...

  • *Time Warner Cable up on Charter deal. May 26- Wall Street opened lower on Tuesday after the dollar jumped to a one-month high on data showing that U.S. business investment spending plans increased solidly for a second straight month in April. "It isn't normal to see such large moves in currencies," said Adam Sarhan, chief executive of Sarhan Capital in New York.

  • NEW YORK— Stocks are opening slightly lower on Wall Street as traders return from the Memorial Day holiday in the U.S. Time Warner Cable rose 5 percent early Tuesday, the most in the Standard& Poor's 500 index, after the company agreed to be acquired by Charter Communications for $55 billion. Benchmark U.S. crude was down $1.33 to $58.40 a barrel in New York.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St set to open lower as dollar rises Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 9:16 AM ET

    Time Warner Cable up on Charter deal. May 26- Wall Street was set to open lower on Tuesday after the dollar jumped to a one-month high on data showing that U.S. business investment spending plans increased solidly for a second straight month in April. "It isn't normal to see such large moves in currencies," said Adam Sarhan, chief executive of Sarhan Capital in New York.

  • US STOCKS-Futures lower ahead of raft of data Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 7:36 AM ET

    May 26- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Tuesday ahead of a raft of data and after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen indicated that the central bank could raise interest rates this year. *New home sales data at 10:00 a.m. ET is expected to show sales increased to an adjusted annual rate of 510,000 units in April from 481,000 units in March.

  • AutoZone beats 3Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 7:10 AM ET

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ AutoZone Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $309.1 million. The average estimate of 15 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $9.50 per share. AutoZone shares have risen 11 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed slightly more than 3 percent.

  • SHANGHAI, May 26- China stocks rose again on Tuesday to another seven-year high, with tech stocks returning to investors' favor on fresh signs of government support. The CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen rose 2.0 percent, to 5,198.92, while the Shanghai Composite Index gained 2.0 percent, to 4,910.90 points.

  • TOKYO, May 26- Japanese stocks edged up in a choppy session on Tuesday, with the eighth day of gains underpinned by optimism about the economy's recovery. The Nikkei 225 ended 0.1 percent higher at 20,437.48 after flitting between positive and negative territory during the session. "If the stock market is rising with high volume, it's a sign that the market will...

  • *China's IT, defence stocks surge on signs of policy support. SHANGHAI, May 26- Hong Kong stocks jumped on Tuesday, flirting with seven-year highs, on expectations of more investment flowing from the mainland following Beijing's moves to expedite cross-border investment. Both markets were apparently encouraged by a new cross-border investment scheme...

  • NEW YORK— The stock market endured its worst day in three weeks on Tuesday as investors fretted over Greece's debt crisis and a surge in the U.S. dollar. Time Warner Cable rose after agreeing to be acquired by Charter Communications for $55 billion. Time Warner closed up $12.42, or 7 percent, to $183.60.

  • TOKYO, May 26- Asian shares turned higher on Tuesday, reversing earlier losses on the back of gains in Hong Kong and China, while the dollar extended highs scaled in holiday-thinned trading in the previous session. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.5 percent, after eking out a late gain in the previous session.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares slip, dollar stands tall Monday, 25 May 2015 | 8:28 PM ET

    *Monday's holiday in U.S., UK, much of Europe kept trading thin. TOKYO, May 26- Asian shares fell in early trading on Tuesday, while the dollar held near highs scaled in holiday-thinned trading in the previous session. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.2 percent in early trade, after eking out a late gain in the previous session.

  • *Markets in U.S., much of Europe closed on Monday. LONDON, May 25- European shares fell in thin trade on Monday while the dollar powered ahead after U.S. Investor concerns about Greece's debt problems and a poor regional and local election result by Spain's ruling People's Party also weighed on the euro and European shares.

  • *Volumes thin with London, Frankfurt and New York closed. LONDON, May 25- European equities fell on Monday, with the Spanish and Greek stock markets hit by investors' concerns over Greece's debt problems and a poor local election result for the Madrid government. Athens' main index equity index fell 1.2 percent after Greece's interior minister said on Sunday the...

  • *Markets in U.S., much of Europe closed on Monday. LONDON, May 25- European shares fell in thin trade on Monday while the dollar held firm after U.S. A warning on Sunday by Greece's interior minister that the country will not be able to meet a June 5 repayment to the International Monetary Fund, and political concerns in Spain after the ruling People's Party took a...

  • Global stocks mostly higher in quiet trading day Monday, 25 May 2015 | 4:49 AM ET

    BEIJING— Asian stocks were mostly higher Monday on a quiet trading day with Hong Kong, Wall Street and London closed for holidays. London and Frankfurt were closed for holidays. Wall Street is closed Monday for Memorial Day.

  • Greek, French, Italian shares fall in thin trading Monday, 25 May 2015 | 4:44 AM ET

    LONDON, May 25- European equities fell on Monday, tracking Friday's losses on Wall Street and as a Greek minister said Athens cannot make debt repayments next month unless Greece reaches a deal with its creditors. Greece's ATG index fell 2.5 percent on the comments by Interior Minister Nikos Voutsis during a weekend TV show. The benchmark French CAC 40 index was...

  • SHANGHAI, May 25- Shanghai's benchmark stock index posted its biggest gain in four months on Monday, led by infrastructure and transport shares, after Beijing invited private investors to help build $318 billion of projects ranging from highways to tunnels. China's state planning agency on Monday released a list of more than 1,000 proposed projects...