*Shares tumble after Fed chief signals stimulus could be pared back. *Adobe, FedEx rise after results; Sprint tumbles. NEW YORK, June 19- U.S. stocks fell more than 1 percent on Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank would start to reduce its stimulus measures later this year if the economy is strong enough.» Read More
*C.bank fixes slightly higher midpoint despite stronger dollar. *Spot exchange rate trades at strong side of limit all morning. SHANGHAI, Nov 6- China's central bank set a slightly firmer midpoint on Tuesday but corporates continued to swap out dollars for yuan, causing the exchange rate to once again bump against its strong-side limit.
*Greece funding deal unlikely next week- source. SINGAPORE, Nov 6- Brent oil traded in a tight range below $108 per barrel on Tuesday, caught between uncertainty ahead of the U.S. elections and renewed worries about Greece and the euro zone crisis, which could delay a global economic recovery and hurt oil demand.
HONG KONG, Nov 6- China shares were headed for their worst day since Oct. 26 and weighing on the Hong Kong market, with retail investors worried by a state media report about substantial redemptions of the mainland's exchange-traded funds last week.
IRVINE, Calif., Nov 5- The U.S. John Williams, president of the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank, did not advocate for the purchase of more long-term Treasuries, which it is currently buying at a rate of about $85 billion a month. But in remarks over dessert on the University of California, Irvine campus, Williams said it certainly had room to increase purchases.
SINGAPORE, Nov 6- Gold traded little changed on Tuesday as investors awaited potential policy spinoffs from the U.S. presidential election, while China's upcoming leadership transition and Greece's strike over a new austerity package also kept sentiment cautious.
*Romney has said will declare China currency manipulator on ``day one''. Presidential candidate Mitt Romney would lack the legal power to label China a currency manipulator on his first day in office should he win Tuesday's election, offering him a way out of what experts say is the weakest claim on the issue for years.
SYDNEY, Nov 6- The Reserve Bank of Australia held its main cash rate steady at 3.25 percent on Tuesday, following its monthly policy meeting. The following is a chronology of the Reserve Bank of Australia's interest rate moves since 1990. Each move is measured in basis points, which are one-hundredths of a percentage point.
SINGAPORE/ SYDNEY, Nov 6- The euro languished near a two-month low versus the dollar on Tuesday, with its outlook clouded by uncertainty over a Greek parliamentary vote on austerity steps needed for Athens to secure international aid.
MEXICO CITY, Nov 5- International groups tasked with safeguarding the world banking system conceded they would miss a deadline for new rules aimed at limiting risk and boosting transparency in the $648 trillion over-the-counter swaps market.
Nov 5- New York's Nassau County, in the western part of Long Island, was already facing a projected $25 million budget deficit before superstorm Sandy ripped across the East Coast last week and tore into the county's economy.
SINGAPORE, Nov 6- Gold traded steady on Tuesday as investors awaited potential policy spinoffs from the U.S. presidential election, while China's upcoming leadership transition and Greece's strike over a new austerity package also kept sentiment cautious.
GENEVA, Nov 5- China will later this month enter talks to create an Asian free-trade bloc covering 28 percent of world GDP, a reaction to U.S. progress in forming a Trans-Pacific Partnership that excludes China, South Korean Trade Minister Taeho Bark said on Monday.
Phillips 66 confirmed that the region's second-largest refinery, the 238,000 barrel-per-day Bayway plant in New Jersey, would likely be shut for another two to three weeks as repairs are carried out, primarily on electrical equipment damaged by saltwater, as Reuters reported earlier.
Nov 5- U.S. pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts Holding Co said analyst forecasts for its 2013 results were too aggressive, casting doubt on how well it is integrating its $29 billion purchase of Medco Health Solutions Inc and sending its shares down 14 percent.
NEW YORK/ BELMAR, N.J., Nov 5- Commuters battled unruly crowds and snarled traffic to return to work Monday, a week after superstorm Sandy devastated the U.S. The devastation could also send ripples through Tuesday's presidential election, with President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney locked in a close race.
MEXICO CITY, Nov 5- The world's leading economies gave themselves a bit more wiggle room on Monday to meet targets for cutting budget deficits rather than risk worsening a slowdown in many countries, chief among them the United States. It now looks out of reach for some economies, including the United States, as growth has slowed.
But the outlook for supplies dimmed as Phillips 66 confirmed that the region's second-largest refinery, the 238,000 barrel-per-day Bayway plant in New Jersey, would likely be shut for another two to three weeks as repairs are carried out, primarily on electrical equipment damaged by saltwater, as Reuters reported earlier.
Nov 5- Demand Media Inc reported record quarterly revenue and profit on Monday because more people are visiting its websites such as eHow, Livestrong and Cracked. The better-than-expected results, also buoyed by a partnership with Google Inc's YouTube, prompted Demand Media to raise its full-year outlook.
NEW YORK, Nov 5- Phillips 66 said on Monday that its 238,000 barrels-per-day Bayway refinery in Linden, New Jersey, will resume operations in two to three weeks, after Hurricane Sandy caused flooding at the plant. The spill is being cleaned up by the company, along with the U.S. Coast Guard and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
TOKYO, Nov 6- Japan's Nikkei share average is likely to be contained in a narrow range on Tuesday as investors avoid taking big positions ahead of the U.S. election outcome, with a weak yen offering support to exporters.