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  • FuelCell Energy's shares surged 25 percent to a four-year high of $3.40 in early trading, with 58 million shares changing hands by 1055 ET, making them among biggest movers both in percentage and volume terms on the Nasdaq. The company's shares, along with those of Plug Power Inc and Ballard Power Systems Inc have been on a tear in recent months.

  • Uranium prices are hovering near eight-year lows because an earthquake and tsunami struck Japan in March 2011, crippling the Fukushima-Daiichi atomic power plant, and leading to the shutdown of nearly all reactors in the country, which previously relied on nuclear sources for 30 percent of its power.

  • TOKYO, March 5- Asian stocks jumped and the safe-haven yen licked its wounds after a sharp tumble on Wednesday, following remarks from Russian President Vladimir Putin that allayed fears of an imminent military conflict in Ukraine, and revived investor risk appetite.

  • SEOUL, March 5- U.S. crude oil futures held just above $103 a barrel on Wednesday after pulling back from 5-1/ 2 month highs hit earlier in the week, as tensions over Russian military intervention in Crimea calmed. *U.S. crude for April delivery gained 1 cents at $103.34 a barrel as of 0018 GMT after settling $1.59 lower at $103.33 in the previous session.

  • TOKYO, March 5- Asian stocks rose and the dollar held firm in early trade on Wednesday, after remarks from Russian President Vladimir Putin allayed fears of an imminent military conflict in Ukraine. Putin said Russia reserved the right to use all options to protect compatriots who were living in "terror" in Ukraine, but that force was not needed for now.

  • NEW YORK, March 4- Stocks and other risky investments, including battered Russian assets, rallied on Tuesday after Russia's president said he saw no need to use military force in Crimea for now, remarks that investors saw as intended to ease tensions over Ukraine.

  • NEW YORK, March 4- Oil and gold prices tumbled on Tuesday after Russia said it would only use military force against Ukraine as a last resort, easing political tensions that sent some commodity markets rallying a day earlier.

  • *RadioShack closing 1,100 stores after sales tumble 20 pct. NEW YORK, March 4- U.S. stocks rallied on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 at a record high, as fears eased of a confrontation between Russia and Ukraine and Russian President Vladimir Putin said there was no need to use military force in the Crimea region for now.

  • *RadioShack closing 1,100 stores after sales tumble 20 pct. NEW YORK, March 4- U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 at a record high, as fears of a confrontation between Russia and Ukraine eased and Russian President Vladimir Putin said there was no need to use military force in the Crimea region for now.

  • *U.S. criticizes Moscow's weekend move into Ukraine. NEW YORK, March 4- Stocks and other risky investments, including battered Russian assets, rallied on Tuesday after Russia's president said he saw no need to use military force in Crimea for now, remarks investors saw as intended to ease tensions over Ukraine.

  • *Qualcomm increases repurchase program, dividend; shares jump. NEW YORK, March 4- U.S. stocks rallied on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 at a record high, as fears of a confrontation between Russia and Ukraine eased and Russian President Vladimir Putin said there was no need to use military force in the Crimea region for now.

  • *RadioShack will close stores, shares pummeled. NEW YORK, March 4- U.S. stocks were set to open sharply higher on Tuesday after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered troops involved in a military exercise near the Russian border with Ukraine back to their bases, easing fears of a possible war in the region.

  • *Volume low as investors await key events, look to Ukraine. TOKYO, March 4- Japan's Nikkei average clawed higher on Tuesday morning after four days of losses as some foreign investors scooped up battered shares, although concerns over mounting tensions in Ukraine kept the market on edge.

  • *Gold and oil climb as Ukraine tensions spur safety bids. NEW YORK, March 3- U.S. stocks tumbled on Monday alongside other risky assets globally as tensions in Ukraine and Russia escalated after Russian President Vladimir Putin declared he had the right to invade his neighbor.

  • NEW YORK, March 3- U.S. stocks tumbled on Monday alongside other risky assets globally as Ukraine and Russia prepared for possible war after Russian President Vladimir Putin declared he had the right to invade his neighbor.

  • US STOCKS-Wall Street falls on Ukraine tensions Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 10:39 AM ET

    *Gold stocks rise, tracking the metal's price move. NEW YORK, March 3- U.S. stocks fell on Monday alongside other risk assets globally as Ukraine and Russia prepared for possible war after Russian President Vladimir Putin declared he had the right to invade his neighbor.

  • *Gold stocks rise, tracking the metal's price move. NEW YORK, March 3- U.S. stocks were set to open sharply lower on Monday, alongside other risk assets, as Ukraine and Russia prepared for war after Russian President Vladimir Putin declared he had the right to invade his neighbor.

  • TOKYO, March 3- Japan's Nikkei average slid to a 1-1/ 2- week low on Monday as escalating tensions in Ukraine sparked risk aversion and a stronger yen hurt the mood, but the oil sector bucked the trend after crude prices rallied to multi-month highs.

  • *Fast Retailing outperforms, sources say it's interested in J.Crew.

  • TOKYO, March 3- Escalating political tensions in Ukraine pressured Asian stocks on Monday, forcing anxious investors to cut their exposure to riskier assets in favour of traditional safe haven bets such as the Japanese yen and Swiss franc.