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Wall Street fall as earnings disappoint

- U.S. stocks fell in volatile early trading on Tuesday as strong results from Merck and better-than-expected housing data helped offset disappointing earnings and profit-taking in Apple.

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U.S. consumer confidence sinks in April

NEW YORK - U.S. consumer confidence unexpectedly slumped in April, according to a private sector report released on Tuesday.

10:13am EDT

Deutsche Bank co-CEO Fitschen goes on trial in Kirch case

MUNICH - Deutsche Bank co-CEO Juergen Fitschen went on trial on Tuesday accused of giving misleading evidence in connection with the 2002 collapse of the Kirch media empire, a case that could prove a distraction for the bank just as it undergoes a strategic overhaul.

11:08am EDT

U.S. home prices rise in February: S&P/Case-Shiller

NEW YORK - U.S. single-family home prices rose in February from a year earlier, led by strong increases in the western half of the United States, a closely watched survey said on Tuesday.

10:19am EDT

Tsipras presses for May debt deal, threatens referendum

ATHENS - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Tuesday he was confident of an outline deal with international creditors within two weeks, after shaking up his negotiating team and sidelining his finance minister who has infuriated euro zone partners.

World, Greece 11:44am EDT

Tyson Foods plans to cut human antibiotics in U.S. chicken flocks by 2017

CHICAGO - Tyson Foods Inc , the largest U.S. poultry producer, plans to eliminate the use of human antibiotics in its chicken flocks by September 2017 - one of the most aggressive timelines yet set by an American poultry company.

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