Most Asian markets were closed Tuesday for the Lunar New Year holiday.
European markets received some support as the G-7 industrially advanced economies pledged against currency wars.
The FTSE in London closed ahead by 0.9% on Tuesday as financial stocks advanced after U.K. bank
said Tuesday it would cut at least 3,700 jobs in a major restructuring following a series of scandals. Barclays ADRs were popping more than 8%.
The DAX in Frankfurt finished up 0.3%.
The Nikkei in Japan finished ahead by 1.94% amid comments from Economic Minister Akira Amari about yen-weakening measures.
Gold for April delivery settled up 50 cents at $1,649.60 an ounce at the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange, while March crude oil futures closed up 48 cents at $97.51 a barrel.
The benchmark 10-year Treasury was off 3/32 to boost the yield to 1.979%. The dollar was down 0.40%, according to the
U.S. dollar index
In corporate news Tuesday,
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was little changed as the company and
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said they will create the first-ever Netflix original series for kids. DreamWorks shares rose 2.9%.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber
shares inched down by 0.36% after the company reduced its full-year outlook on segment operating income to $1.4 billion-$1.5 billion from $1.6 billion.
Lions Gate Entertainment
a profit in its fiscal third quarter as revenue soared
on the back of the success of the "Twilight" series finale. Shares dipped 0.6% after rising earlier in the day.
said Monday it initiated a review of strategic alternatives, including a possible sale of the maker of ball bearings and plumbing products. Shares popped 3.9%.
shares surged 8.8% after the women's apparel company said quarterly results beat estimates amid a substantial increase in same-store sales and the addition of new stores.
shares fell 0.6% after the hospital operator said that certain stockholders, consisting principally of affiliates of, or funds sponsored by, Bain Capital Partners and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, plan to offer for sale in a secondary offering about 50 million common shares.
shares surged 20.3% after the beauty products company booked better-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings.
shares soared 21% after the company's spinal cord injury treatment garnered positive results during a clinical trial.
-- Written by Andrea Tse and Joe Deaux in New York.
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