US STOCKS-Wall St set to open lower over cloudy rate hike outlook

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By Yashaswini Swamynathan and Abhiram Nandakumar

April 5 (Reuters) - Wall Street was set to open lower on Tuesday as the outlook for U.S. interest rates remained cloudy and oil hovered near one-month lows.

Crude dipped after data showed U.S. gasoline demand unexpectedly fell in January and skepticism about top producers reaching a deal to reduce a global glut increased.

Gold, a traditional safe-haven, rose more than 1 percent.

Adding to the downbeat sentiment were comments by Presidents of the Chicago and Boston Federal Reserves on Monday, supporting an aggressive stance on monetary policy.

Their comments were in contrast with Fed Chair Janet Yellen's cautious tone on rates last week, citing a shaky global economy and low oil prices.   Continuación...