*Transocean shares up after results, Time Warner off on video demand. *Apple's stock gains 1.4 pct and bolsters the Nasdaq. The Nasdaq was the strongest of the three major U.S. stock indexes, helped by a rally in Apple Inc, the most valuable publicly traded U.S. company.
*Millions struggle with lengthy journeys to and from work. NEW YORK/ BELMAR, N.J., Nov 5- Commuters battled unruly crowds on the trains and snarled traffic on the highways Monday at the start of the first full work week since superstorm Sandy devastated the U.S.
There appears to be a perception in markets that once this week’s key political events in the U.S. and China are over, uncertainty will be lifted and investors can get back to the ‘risk on’ trading environment that has prevailed in recent months. Don’t bet on it, strategists say.
*Greece funding, China leadership adds to uncertainty. NEW YORK, Nov 5- Oil rebounded on Monday from the previous session's sharp loss while metals and crop prices mostly fell as financial markets treaded warily ahead of the U.S. presidential election and amid recovery work on the destruction left by Hurricane Sandy.
Even a compromise by Congress to avert a fiscal cliff won't change the troubled credit outlook of the U.S. economy, which continues to face a huge debt burden, says Sean Egan, managing director of Egan-Jones.
NEW YORK, Nov 5- The euro fell to a near two-month low against the U.S. dollar on Monday on uncertainty over a Greek vote on reforms needed to secure international aid and as investors awaited the U.S. elections on Tuesday. Mostly I think the fear is something is going to go wrong with the Greek austerity vote,'' said Steven Englander, head of G10 strategy at Citi.
Glenn Shive, Executive Director, Hong Kong America Center says that Obama has an advantage in the Electoral College despite issues faced on the country's economic front. He explains why.
NEW YORK, Nov 5- World stocks fell and the dollar edged up on Monday as investors played it safe before Americans choose their president and Greece headed into two key votes to secure further rescue funds.
The two top interlocutors are the International Monetary Fund in Washington and the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, far outstripping the politicians officially in charge of running the 17- nation single currency area.
Democratic President Barack Obama and his challenger, Republican Mitt Romney, dashed through a handful of swing states, stumping for votes on the last day of the race for the White House.
DETROIT, Nov 5- General Motors Co secured an $11 billion revolving credit facility, more than doubling its financial cushion and further strengthening the balance sheet of the largest U.S. automaker. Thirty-five banks from 14 countries, led by JPMorgan Chase& Co and Citigroup Inc, participated in the deal.
*NYSE teams up with Brazil's ATG for liquidity pool. NYSE is a minority partner with about 20 pct stake.
NEW YORK, Nov 5- Oil prices rose on Monday in very choppy trading as investors remained cautious ahead of the U.S. presidential election and with the recovery from Hurricane Sandy under way in the affected East Coast region.
NEW YORK, Nov 5- The euro fell to a near two-month low against the U.S. dollar on Monday on uncertainty over a Greek vote on reforms needed to secure international aid and as investors awaited the U.S. elections on Tuesday.
*Argentina will appeal, case could reach U.S. Supreme Court. BUENOS AIRES, Nov 5- Argentina could face a credit crisis a decade after its $100 billion default due to a U.S. court ruling that says the country must pay creditors, who still hold defaulted bonds, every time it services its restructured debt.
MEXICO CITY, Nov 5- The world's leading economies will give themselves more wiggle room to meet their own targets for cutting budget deficits rather than risk aggravating a slowdown in many countries, chief among them the United States. It now looks out of reach for many economies, including the United States, as growth has slowed.
LOS ANGELES, Nov 5- Taking a daily multivitamin does not reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease for older men, according to a study presented on Monday. About half of U.S. adults take at least one daily dietary supplement, the most popular being a multivitamin, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Presidential candidates make their final push through swing states, with CNBC's John Harwood and Avery Shenfeld, CIBC World Markets; and Apple is posting better-than-expected sales of the iPad Mini since the device hit stores Friday, with the Fast Money traders.
NEW YORK, Nov 5- U.S.-listed shares of European companies fell on Monday as mounting provisions at HSBC Holdings. A U.S. fine for violating federal anti-money laundering laws could cost HSBC significantly more than $1.5 billion and is likely to lead to criminal charges as well, HSBC, Europe's biggest bank, said on Monday.
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