Stocks rose on Monday after the release of some encouraging economic data and news of a big acquisition in the semiconductor industry.
TOKYO (Reuters) - The dollar tested a 12-1/2-year peak against the yen on Tuesday after a spate of mostly upbeat U.S. data reinforced expectations that the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates this year, while Asian shares were little changed.
FILE - In this photo taken Wednesday, July 17, 2013, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina employee Lew Borman, left, helps a customer outside a trailer at the downtown farmer's market in Raleigh, N.C.
BERLIN/BRUSSELS The leaders of Germany, France and Greece's international creditor institutions agreed late on Monday to work with "real intensity" in the coming days as they try to clinch a deal in debt negotiations with Athens.
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