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SINGAPORE - The U.S. dollar inched up against major currencies but stayed well off highs on Tuesday as investors cautiously traded expectations of whether Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will hint at a sooner than expected reduction in bond-buying stimulus. | Video
NEW YORK - Stocks ended little changed on Monday, with indexes hovering near record levels as concerns about a correction cut earlier gains that had been prompted by news about a flurry of acquisitions. | Video
TOKYO - The dollar edged up against the yen on Tuesday after a Japanese minister clarified earlier remarks about the yen's weakness that had toppled the greenback from a 4-1/2-year high against the Japanese currency on Monday.
TOKYO - Japan's Nikkei share average edged up to a fresh 5-1/2-year high on Tuesday, reversing earlier losses, as retail investors scooped up underperforming stocks such as Sharp Corp and Tokyo Electric Power Co Inc .
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Days before a Shell drillship went aground in the storm-tossed Gulf of Alaska, it was clear that towing failures could spell disaster for the vessel, the crew and the marine environment, a company official told a U.S. Coast Guard panel on Monday.
TOKYO - Signs are that most firms in export-driven Japan Inc, having got the weaker yen they craved, now want the currency to either stabilize or recover ground, rather than continue a slide that will increasingly raise their costs.
LONDON, May 21 - Britain's competition regulator may force major cement producers to sell plants as part of efforts to break open the country's cement market, after finding a limited number of players was likely to be causing higher prices.
* Real estate and banks weak on sector rotation - analyst * Retail investors pick up underperformers such as Sharp, TEPCO * SoftBank slips, Sprint permitted discussions with Dish By Ayai Tomisawa TOKYO, May 21 - Japan's Nikkei share average edged up to a fresh 5-1/2-year high on Tuesday, reversing earlier losses, as retail investors scooped up underperforming stocks such as Sharp Corp and Tokyo Electric Power Co Inc . Trading was choppy, with the Nikkei moving in a
HONG KONG, May 21 - Hong Kong shares fell from a 3-1/2-month high on Tuesday, while China markets looked set for their first loss in five days, hurt by a series of fund raising moves and Goldman Sachs' exit from Industrial and Commercial Bank of China.