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Wall Street higher as biotechs rally on M&A deals

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks rallied more than 1 percent on Monday, with biotech stocks among the most active names amid a number of major deals in the space.

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Exclusive: Morgan Stanley to sell natural gas business scrutinized by Fed

NEW YORK - Morgan Stanley has agreed to sell a compressed natural gas business that came under regulatory scrutiny shortly after its launch last year, according to a document obtained by Reuters and three people familiar with the matter.

With blog, Bernanke has new platform to make old argument

- Ben Bernanke launched a blog on Monday, giving the former Federal Reserve chairman a new pulpit from which to make an old argument: why interest rates need to be so low.

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U.S. consumer spending tepid; savings at two-year high

WASHINGTON - U.S. consumer spending barely rose in February as households used the windfall from lower gasoline prices to boost savings to the highest level in more than two years, the latest sign that the economy hit a soft patch in the first quarter.

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Oil down as Iran races for Tuesday deadline on nuclear deal

NEW YORK - Oil prices fell for the second straight session on Monday as Iran and six world powers negotiated a deal for Tehran's nuclear program that could end Western sanctions, allowing the OPEC member to ship more crude into an already flooded market.

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Reuters Poll: Oil prices to stabilize as demand rises

- Oil prices should stabilise in the second half of this year and rise in 2016 and 2017 as consumers respond to a period of much cheaper fuel, a Reuters poll of analysts showed on Monday.

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