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  • *West holds off on more severe sanctions against Russia. *Facebook buys Oculus for $2 bln, shares up in premarket.

  • LONDON, March 26- Brent crude oil rose above $107 per barrel on Wednesday as a disruption in supply from Nigeria and Libya supported prices, while promising data from top consumer the United States also boosted investor sentiment. Brent for May delivery rose 25 cents to $107.24 by 0907 GMT, after closing up 18 cents in the previous session.

  • TOKYO, March 26- U.S. crude oil prices ticked higher above $99 in early Wednesday trade, reversing some of the previous session's losses when a build in petroleum inventories and the restart of a key Texas oil shipping channel pressured prices. *U.S. crude for May delivery was up 11 cents at $99.30 per barrel by 0032 GMT, after finishing 41 cents lower on Tuesday.

  • So-called momentum stocks were still down for the day but off their lows, including Netflix, down 2.1 percent at $370.84. Netflix has declined for 14 of the past 15 sessions, falling almost 19 percent over that stretch.

  • NEW YORK, March 25- U.S. stocks rose by late afternoon on Tuesday in a volatile session, rebounding from a two-day decline as a strong read on consumer confidence increased optimism about the economy. By about 3 p.m., the index was down only 0.2 percent after moving quickly in and out of positive territory.

  • *Walgreen, McCormick shares rally after results. NEW YORK, March 25- U.S. stocks sharply trimmed gains by midday on Tuesday as many of the market's momentum stocks turned negative. So-called momentum stocks fell sharply near midday, including Netflix, down 3 percent at $367.50, and First Solar Inc, down 4 percent at $70.93.

  • NEW YORK, March 25- Stocks on Wall Street were mixed on Tuesday after robust U.S. consumer confidence data, while Russian assets rose after major industrialized nations warned of additional sanctions without committing to a particular action.

  • *Walgreen, McCormick shares rally after results. NEW YORK, March 25- U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday as many of the market's biggest trading favorites regained their momentum and a strong read on consumer confidence boosted optimism about economic conditions.

  • *Fed to buy $1 bln- $1.25 bln bonds due 2036-2044.

  • *Walt Disney to buy Maker Studios for $500 mln. *Major indexes fell on Monday on concerns that the crisis in Ukraine could escalate.

  • TOKYO, March 25- U.S. crude oil gave up gains in early Tuesday trade to float just above $99 amid news that officials were looking to reopen a key Texas shipping channel, the shutdown of which had lifted prices in the previous session. *U.S. crude for May delivery was down 25 cents at $99.35 per barrel by 0005 GMT, after finishing 14 cents higher on Monday.

  • *Ukraine conflict continues; Russia seizes marine base. Concerns that the crisis in Ukraine could escalate gave investors a reason to drop some of the market's biggest trading favorites. Netflix Inc tumbled 6.7 percent to close at $378.90, with fellow Internet names Facebook Inc down 4.7 percent at $64.10 and TripAdvisor Inc down 3.9 percent at $97.58.

  • *Gold drops on concerns about U.S. rate hike. *Slowing growth in Germany, China weighs on some investors. NEW YORK, March 24- Global equity markets fell on Monday, rattled by the ongoing Ukraine crisis and weak data from China, while gold fell on concerns about higher U.S. interest rates and a stronger dollar.

  • Momentum stocks like Tesla, Netflix slammed hard Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 12:03 PM ET
    A Tesla S 85 electric car charges at a supercharging station on the A6 highway on January 21, 2014 near Bad Rappenau, Germany.

    U.S. stocks fell as Ukraine weighed on sentiment and pushed investors to take profits in some of the market's biggest trading favorites.

  • *Ukraine conflict continues, Russia seizes marine base. *Nasdaq hit as trading favorites like Netflix, Tesla sink. Netflix Inc dropped 6.7 percent to $378.60, Tesla Motors shed 5.5 percent to $216.35 and Facebook Inc slid 4.4 percent to $64.25.

  • *Slowing growth in Germany, China weigh on some investors. NEW YORK, March 24- Global equity markets fell on Monday, rattled by Ukraine's ongoing crisis and on weak data out of China that added to worries about the global economy, while gold fell on concerns about higher U.S. interest rates and a stronger dollar.

  • *Ukraine conflict continues, Russia seizes marine base. NEW YORK, March 24- U.S. stocks fell on Monday as the ongoing crisis in Ukraine weighed on sentiment and pushed investors to take profits in some of the market's biggest trading favorites.

  • NEW YORK, March 23- The prevailing trend in U.S. stocks could be higher this week if investor anxiety eases over the crisis in Ukraine and signs of weakness in the U.S. economy.

  • NEW YORK, March 21- The prevailing trend in U.S. stocks could be higher next week if investor anxiety eases over the crisis in Ukraine and signs of weakness in the U.S. economy.

  • *Nike shares fall after results. Biogen Idec Inc, down 8.2 percent at $318.53, and Gilead Sciences Inc, down 4.6 percent at $72.07, were the two biggest drags on the S&P 500. The Nasdaq biotech index fell 4.4 percent.