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    TORONTO, April 15- Canada's main stock index edged higher on Tuesday after positive U.S. economic data helped offset worries about increasing instability in Ukraine and a sharp decline in gold-mining shares. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed up 19.49 points, or 0.14 percent, at 14,303.92. Eight of the 10 main sectors on...

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    SAN FRANCISCO-- Shares of Twitter rallied Tuesday as the tech sector turned positive, sending the Nasdaq Composite further from correction territory. Twitter was up 8.5% in late-afternoon trades as other major tech issues rose. The Nasdaq Composite Index reversed up, adding 12 points to 4,035. At its lows of the day, it was 9.1% below its March 5 closing high, bringing it close to a 10% pullback, or what's known as a correction.

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    SAN FRANCISCO-- Oil futures, pressured by expectations that Libyan oil exports would soon resume. Traders also awaited weekly data on U.S. petroleum supplies that are expected to show an increase in crude inventories. May oil fell 30 cents, or 0.3%, to settle at $103.75 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, giving back roughly what it gained a day earlier.

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    By Myra P. Saefong and William L. Watts, MarketWatch. SAN FRANCISCO-- Oil futures closed lower on Tuesday as expectations that Libyan supply is poised to return to the market, concerns over global energy demand following some weak global economic data, and bets for a rise in weekly U.S. crude supplies helped pull prices back under $104 a barrel. Crude oil for May delivery fell 30 cents, or 0.3%, to settle at $103.75 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, giving back roughly what it...

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    *Prices gain as Ukraine tensions spark safety buying* NY manufacturing disappoints, inflation data benign* Fed buys $2.20 bln notes due 2020, 2021 By Karen Brettell NEW YORK, April 15- U.S. Treasury debt prices gained on Tuesday as rising tensions in Ukraine sparked a safety bid for U.S. bonds, and a weak manufacturing survey for New York state pointed to sluggish...

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    Goldman Sachs (GS) is due to report before the bell Thursday. Over the three months to March, analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters expect net income of $3.44 a share and revenue of $8.7 billion. In the year-ago quarter, the bank recorded $4.29 a share in net income and $10.09 billion in revenue. Must Read: Warren Buffett's 10 Favorite Growth Stocks.

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    NEW YORK-- Best Buy Co. (BBY) stock fell as much as 5.6% on Tuesday, making it the fourth-biggest decliner in the S&P 500 index. The move follows news that Shawn Score, the company's 48- year-old president of U.S. retail stores and a 29- year company veteran, is retiring only seven months after being promoted to his new position. He's being succeeded by the company's head of human resources Shari Ballard, a 21- year company employee with retail experience.

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     Bank of America  is due to report before the bell Wednesday. Over the three months to March, analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters anticipate net income of 5 cents a share and $22.33 billion in revenue. A year earlier, the bank recorded net income of 10 cents a share and $23.49 billion in revenue. Must Read: Warren Buffett's 10 Favorite Growth Stocks.

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    * Tesla and Netflix (NFLX) slide; social media, biotech stocks drop. * Empire State manufacturing index misses forecast; CPI edges up. * Dow down 0.4 pct; S&P 500 off 0.5 pct; Nasdaq down 1.6 pct. By Chuck Mikolajczak. U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday as early gains evaporated when momentum shares once again lost ground, overshadowing a jump in Coca-Cola and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) after their quarterly earnings.

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    By Russ Koesterich, CFA, Chief Investment Strategist for BlackRock (BLK) and iShares Chief Global Investment StrategistDespite signs that most of the U.S. economic softness of the last three months was weather related, equities have struggled to push higher lately. My take: I don't believe that U.S. equities overall are in a bubble.

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    NEW YORK-- State tax returns tend to play second fiddle to the federal return on April 15, but the income taxes that state governments take in throughout the year are important parts of their financial health, and in turn the credit quality of the debt they issue. Credit analysts who study the municipal bonds sold by states are heartened by the progress governments have made in increasing revenues since the end of the recession. But not all states have equal budget situations.

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    SAN FRANCISCO- Technology stocks edged higher early Tuesday, as shares of Yahoo Inc. (YHOO) and Intel Corp. (INTC) rose ahead of their earnings reports. Yahoo (YHOO) was up 1.5% in early trades, while Intel (INTC), was up 1%. The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 28 points, or 0.7%, at 4,051. The Morgan Stanley High Tech 35 Index and the Philadelphia Semiconductor Index were each up a fraction.

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    NEW YORK-- Financial stocks rose on Tuesday, bucking the broader market and after three giant U.S. banks reported mixed results and investors waited for three more big banks to report later this week. The Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund, which tracks financial stocks in the S&P 500, was up 0.1%. Morgan Stanley (MS) shares traded at $29 a share, up 0.2%.

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    * CPI edges higher, Empire State manufacturing misses expectations. * Materials under pressure after Chile cuts copper outlook. * Indexes: Dow up 0.08 pct, S&P up 0.11 pct, Nasdaq off 0.39 pct. By Chuck Mikolajczak. U.S. stocks dipped on Tuesday, as gains in Coca Cola and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) after their quarterly earnings were offset by mixed economic data and a resumed slide in momentum shares.

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    *TSX rises 39.44 points, or 0.28 percent, to 14,323.87* Nine of the 10 main index sectors advance* Energy shares have biggest positive influence on market By John Tilak TORONTO, April 15- Gains in the energy sector pushed Canada's main stock index higher on Tuesday with concerns about the crisis in Ukraine offset by positive U.S. economic data.

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    NEW YORK-- U.S. stocks edged higher at the open Tuesday, paring some of their losses for the month, as investors cheered earnings reports from blue chips Coca-Cola Co. and Johnson& Johnson. Traders also took in an unexpected decline in the Empire State manufacturing index and reports of excess credit in China that weighed on stocks there. The S&P 500 was last up 2 points, or 0.1%, to 1,833, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 8 points, or 0.1%, to 16,181. The Nasdaq Composite...

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    U.S. stocks opened slightly higher on Tuesday after earnings from Coca Cola and Johnson & Johnson overshadowed a mixed bag of economic data. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 28.75 points or 0.18 percent, to 16,201.99, the S&P 500 gained 3.52 points or 0.19 percent, to 1,834.13 and the Nasdaq Composite added 8.063 points or 0.2 percent, to 4,030.757.