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By Hideyuki Sano and Vidya Ranganathan TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks were firm on Tuesday after China's latest step to prop up its faltering economy lifted global equities, while the euro was pressured on growing worries a cash-strapped Greece may default on its debt. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.3 percent, with the dollar's gains against some Asian currencies offsetting a rise in stock prices in local currency terms. China's central bank on Sunday cut the amount of cash banks must hold as reserves in its latest attempt to spur lending and combat a slowing economy. "China's action undid the damage caused by the crackdown (on speculative buying in Chinese stocks on Friday)," said Hirokazu Kabeya, chief global strategist at Daiwa Securities.
BRENHAM, Texas (AP) — Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall Monday night for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeria, a potentially deadly bacteria.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hall of Fame offensive tackle Bob St. Clair, a five-time Pro Bowler with a big personality who played all 11 of his seasons with his hometown San Francisco 49ers, died Monday. He was 84.