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* Sterling rises on strong gains vs the yen, talk of corp flows
NEW YORK, May 17 - The dollar rallied across the board on Friday, topping the 103-yen level as it hit a 4-1/2-year high against the Japanese currency, after data showing a robust rebound in U.S. consumer sentiment prompted investors to add to bullish bets.
NEW YORK, May 17 - Currency speculators increased their bets in favor of the U.S. dollar to the highest in 11 months in the latest week, according to data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission released on Friday. The value of the dollar's net long position rose to $32.27 billion in the week ended May 14, the highest since mid-June, 2012, from $26.83 billion in the previous week. Speculators boosted bets against most other currencies, including the Japanese yen, the eur
* Fed's Williams says stimulus reduction could start this summer * U.S. consumer sentiment rises to nearly six-year high * U.S. dollar index hits nearly three-year high * U.S. Treasuries prices fall further after sentiment data By Herbert Lash NEW YORK, May 17 - The dollar soared on Friday against major currencies on growing speculation that the Federal Reserve could soon begin to rein in its asset-buying program and after data showed U.S. consumer sentiment hit a