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    Burgers, beer and barbecue: Which stocks will benefit as consumers fire up for grilling season? Lower gas prices compared to 2014 could mean a bump in consumer dollars this summer toward food and grocery bills. Consolidation also continues. TheStreet Ratings believes a handful of food retail stocks are worthy of buying.

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    * Core inflation at highest since January 2013. * Yellen speaks at 1:00 p.m. * HP rises on low forecast for split-related costs. * Aeropostale slumps after results. * Indexes: Dow down 0.13 pct, S&P off 0.05 pct, Nasdaq up 0.16 pct. By Tanya Agrawal.

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    (Repeats Thursday story for wider distribution. No changes to text.) By Sam Forgione NEW YORK, May 21 (Reuters) - Investors in U.S.-based funds pulled $597 million out of funds that specialize in commodities and precious metals in the week ended May 20, data from Thomson Reuters' Lipper service showed on Thursday. The outflows were the biggest since December 2013. Stock funds posted $1.7 billion in outflows over the latest week after attracting $3.7 billion in inflows the prior week. U.S.-based non-domestic-focused stock funds attracted $3.3 billion of inflows, their 15th straight week of net new cash. "I'm speculating here but possibly stronger economic news caused investors to pull money out of commodities and into stocks," said Patrick Keon, research analyst at Lipper. Taxable bond funds attracted $4.6 billion in new cash to mark their second straight week of inflows, while low-risk money market funds attracted $15.6 billion to mark their biggest inflows since the week ended March 11. Keon said investors' appetite for risk-taking made a comeback. High-yield "junk" bond mutual funds and ETFs saw inflows with high yield ETFs attracting $445 million of new cash and high yield mutual funds with $906 million. Junk bond funds had the largest inflows for taxable bond funds for their groups. "Equity indices bounced last week, with the S&P 500 up 1.3 percent, Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.2 percent," Keon said. "High yield fund returns are the most closely correlated with equities out of taxable bonds, so there might be a relationship there." So far this year, high yield mutual funds have taken in $5.1 billion in net new money while high yield ETFs have had net inflows of roughly $3 billion, Keon said. The following is a broad breakdown of the flows for the week, including exchange-traded funds (in $ billions): Sector Flow Chg % Assets Assets Count ($Bil) ($Bil) All Equity Funds -1.655 -0.03 5,482.071 11,673 Domestic Equities -4.935 -0.13 3,909.103 8,396 Non-Domestic 3.280 0.21 1,572.968 3,277 Equities All Taxable Bond 4.645 0.20 2,373.299 6,052 Funds All Money Market 15.628 0.68 2,299.411 1,275 Funds All Municipal Bond -0.091 -0.03 345.837 1,479 Funds (Reporting by Sam Forgione; Editing by Jennifer Ablan, Lisa Shumaker and Bernard Orr)

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    * April core price rise revives bets on Fed rate hike * Fed's Yellen to speak on economy at 1 p.m. * Lack of Greek debt deal underpins safety bids for bonds * U.S. bond market to close early ahead of 3-day weekend By Richard Leong NEW YORK, May 22 - U.S. Treasuries yields rose on Friday as a stronger-than-expected rise in core consumer prices in April revived expectations inflation may approach...

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    * April CPI up 0.1 pct vs 0.2 rise in March. * Core inflation at highest since January 2013. * Yellen speaks at 1:00 p.m. * Aeropostle slumps after results. * Futures down: Dow 23 pts, S&P 3.75 pts, Nasdaq 3 pts. By Tanya Agrawal.

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    Critical intelligence before the U.S. markets open. Red may have been the color of choice for celebrities and billionaire buddies decorating their snouts in the name of charity on Thursday, but it's been a rare shade for the stock market lately. The S&P just closed at its 10th record high of the year and looks poised for another.

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    * Futures up: Dow 14 pts, S&P 0.5 pts, Nasdaq 3.5 pts. U.S. stock index futures were higher on Friday, a day after the S&P 500 ended at an all-time high and ahead of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's take on the economy that investors will peruse for clues on the timing of a rate hike.

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    Updated from 7:15 a.m. Here are 10 things you should know for Friday, May 22: 1. -- U.S. stock futures are sinking as investors wait to hear Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speak Friday afternoon. European stocks slipped Friday after German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras, but put a damper on hopes of an early agreement on Greek debt.

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    Hanergy Thin Film Power Group (HNGSF) is getting dropped as a component of the Guggenheim Solar ETF (TAN), a Guggenheim Partners spokesman told MarketWatch on Thursday. The move comes one day after, leading the ETF to close down 7.8% on Wednesday. The ETF's index provider, MacSolar, "will drop Hanergy from its index, effective on the close of the date Hanergy resumes trading," Guggenheim spokesman Ivy McLemore said in an email.

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    Ross Stores (ROST) shares are climbing, up 0.44% to $102 per share, in after-hours trading on Thursday following the release of the Dublin, CA-based retailer's first quarter earnings results after the closing bell today.The company reported first quarter net income of $282.2 million, or $1.37 cents per share, topping analysts $1.28 cent per share expectations for the period by 9 cents.

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    Shares of BlackBerry were gaining 1.9% to $10.46 after-hours Thursday after the smartphone maker announced a new share repurchase plan. The Waterloo, Ontario-based smartphone maker said its board of directors authorized a buyback plan to purchase for cancellation up to 12 million BlackBerry common shares, or about 2.6% of all outstanding common shares.

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    By Anora Mahmudova and Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch. Best Buy shares surge after upbeat earnings. U.S. stocks ended slightly higher on Thursday, sending the S&P 500 to a fresh record.