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  • NYMEX-Crude price falls below $74 as U.S. stocks rise Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 7:28 PM ET

    TOKYO, Nov 26- U.S. crude futures extended declines to below $74 a barrel on Wednesday after industry data showed that U.S. crude inventories rose by nearly 3 million barrels last week, about six times more than analysts had expected. It settled down $1.69 at $74.09 on Tuesday after a meeting of Saudi Arabia and three other nations ahead of an OPEC summit ended with...

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average did Tuesday Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 4:52 PM ET

    A slump in energy prices pushed the stock market back from record levels on Tuesday. Energy stocks fell as the price of oil resumed its descent. Traders speculated that member nations of the oil-producing group OPEC would fail to agree on production cuts at an upcoming meeting.

  • *Apple briefly crosses $700 bln market cap, ends lower. NEW YORK, Nov 25- U.S. stocks ended little changed on Tuesday as the U.S. economy grew more than expected last quarter but soft readings on consumer confidence and house prices kept major indexes in a tight range. "We did get that great GDP number noting earth-shattering but confirmation the U.S. economy is really...

  • Stock gains fizzle; Indexes still near records Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 4:11 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The U.S. stock market is ending the day pretty much it started, leaving indexes near record highs. Investors were weighing an upward revision in U.S. economic growth Tuesday against a drop in consumer confidence. Energy stocks fell 1.6 percent after the price of oil resumed its slide ahead an OPEC meeting on Thursday.

  • *Oil falls after talks with non- OPEC producers yield no cuts. Oil prices fell more than $1 a barrel to near four-year lows after a meeting between OPEC members Saudi Arabia and Venezuela with non- OPEC producers Russia and Mexico resulted in no deal to curb output to counter a 30 percent slump in prices since June. OPEC meets in Vienna on Thursday.

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading:. AT&T Inc. rose. 3 percent to $34.82 with 28,429,200 shares traded. Bank of America Corp. fell. 5 percent to $17.10 with 42,210,700 shares traded.

  • Europe shares end higher; banks rally on stimulus hopes Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 12:48 PM ET

    PARIS, Nov 25- European stocks ended slightly higher on Tuesday as euro zone banking shares climbed on mounting expectation of more stimulus from the European Central Bank. Crude prices fell again on Tuesday, down by more than $1 a barrel to near four-year lows, after a meeting between Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and major non- OPEC oil exporters ended with no deal on...

  • *Apple market cap tops $700 bln. NEW YORK, Nov 25- U.S. stocks edged lower on Tuesday, with major indexes retreating slightly from record levels after a reading of consumer confidence unexpectedly fell to its weakest level since June. Wall Street had opened higher, boosted by strong data on economic growth, though sharp gains were difficult to come by in a quiet week...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 25- U.S. stocks edged higher on Tuesday following a reading on economic growth that was much stronger than expected, but sharper gains were difficult to come by in a quiet week with major indexes at records. The Commerce Department raised its estimate of third-quarter gross domestic product to a 3.9 percent annual pace from the 3.5 percent rate...

  • Stocks open higher following strong US growth Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 9:40 AM ET

    NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are opening higher after news that the U.S. economy grew at a solid 3.9 percent annual rate in the July-September quarter. The rate of growth reported by the government early Tuesday was even faster than first estimated. The Standard& Poor's 500 index rose three points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,072 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time Tuesday.

  • *S&P 500 has risen in 12 of past 14 sessions. NEW YORK, Nov 25- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Tuesday, indicating major indexes would push even further into record territory, following a reading on economic growth that was much stronger than expected. The Commerce Department raised its estimate of third-quarter gross domestic product to a 3.9...

  • European shares hit nine-week high, led by banks Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 7:46 AM ET

    PARIS, Nov 25- European stocks rose on Tuesday, with a key benchmark index hitting a nine-week high as euro zone banking shares gained on mounting expectation of more stimulus from the European Central Bank. Shares in Deutsche Bank, Banco Santander and BNP Paribas were up 1.7-2.8 percent. The benchmark index has risen nearly 15 percent from a low hit in...

  • US STOCKS-Futures tick up with indexes at records Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 6:53 AM ET

    *S&P has risen in 12 of past 14 sessions. NEW YORK, Nov 25- U.S. stock index futures were slightly higher on Tuesday as the market's long-running upward bias looked to continue, though further gains may be difficult to come by in a week that's expected to be quiet. *Market moves this week could be amplified by low volume, which is expected with some market participants...

  • *FTSEurofirst 300, Euro STOXX 50 both flat. The euro zone Euro STOXX 50 was flat at 3,212.26 points. "A small pullback from here towards 3,190 is normal," said Roelof-Jan van den Akker, a senior technical analyst an ING in Amsterdam.

  • Euro zone indexes pause after two-day rise Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 3:15 AM ET

    LONDON, Nov 25- Euro zone shares marked time on Tuesday after a two-day rise that left some key regional indexes in "overbought" territory on a technical basis. Germany's DAX was up 0.1 percent while France's CAC was flat. "The market was pretty' overbought' so a small pullback from here towards 3,190 is normal," said Roelof-Jan van den Akker, a senior technical analyst...

  • Asia stocks rise after US growth revised higher Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 3:09 AM ET

    NEW YORK— A slump in energy prices pushed the stock market back from record levels on Tuesday. Traders speculated that member nations of the oil-producing group OPEC would fail to agree on production cuts at an upcoming meeting in Vienna on Thursday. The gains are likely to continue for now, said Jim McDonald, chief investment strategist at Northern Trust.

  • Nov 25- Hong Kong shares inched down on Tuesday as investors turned cautious and consolidated positions after gains spurred by China's surprise lending-rate cut. Energy shares, including index components PetroChina and Sinopec, led losses as prices of U.S. crude and Brent fell ahead of an OPEC meeting this week. Mainland China investors' interest in Hong Kong...

  • Foreign investment flowing from Hong Kong into Shanghai through the mutual market access pilot programme was tepid at 2.85 billion yuan, slightly over one-fifth of the 13 billion yuan daily quota, after a strong rise on Monday, when offshore investors bought nearly 7 billion yuan worth of Chinese shares. Among the most active stocks in Shanghai were Zijin...

  • Nikkei edges up; Sony shines on revenue target Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 1:13 AM ET

    TOKYO, Nov 25- Japanese stocks ticked up on Tuesday as China's unexpected interest rate cut on Friday encouraged investors to catch up following Tokyo's long holiday weekend. The Nikkei benchmark closed up 0.3 percent at 17,407.62. Sony jumped 6.1 percent as the struggling electronics giant said it expects a near-70 percent jump in revenue for its electronic...

  • *Oil under pressure ahead of this week's OPEC meeting. TOKYO, Nov 25- Asian shares gave back some of their China- inspired gains on Tuesday, while oil prices stumbled as traders lowered their expectation of a significant output cut at this week's OPEC meeting. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.4 percent after rallying in the...