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  • *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.

  • *Nike shares fall after results, Tiffany rises. Biogen Idec Inc, down 8 percent to $319.14, and Gilead Sciences Inc, down 3.7 percent to $72.74, were the biggest drags on the S&P 500. The Nasdaq biotech index fell 3.5 percent.

  • UPDATE 3-Tiffany's U.S. sales on the mend; shares rise Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 11:17 AM ET

    March 21- Tiffany& Co forecast more sales growth this year amid signs that the jeweler's business in its home U.S. market is finally perking up.

  • BANGALORE, March 21- Shares of InterMune Inc rose as much as 17 percent on Friday after data showed German drugmaker Boehringer Ingleheim's rival drug had mixed results in late-stage trials.

  • March 21- AK Steel Holding Corp forecast a bigger loss for the first quarter as an unplanned blast furnace outage in its Kentucky plant hurt shipments and drove up costs. AK Steel estimated a net loss of 44 cents to 49 cents per share for the first quarter. AKS shares were up about 3 percent at $6.89 on the New York Stock Exchange.

  • March 21- Shares of TPG Specialty Lending Inc, the business development company of private-equity firm TPG Capital, rose about 3 percent in their debut, valuing the company at about $852 million. TSL's shares opened at $16.05 and touched a high of $16.45 Friday on the New York Stock Exchange.

  • HONG KONG, March 21- Hong Kong shares ended up, lifted by a rally in Chinese shares in the afternoon session on gains led by Li& Fung and the property sector. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong rose 2.44 percent on the day and 1.4 percent for the week, its largest weekly gain in five weeks.

  • Symantec fires CEO, reaffirms outlook; stock skids Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 5:14 PM ET
    Steve Bennett of Symantec, October 30, 2013.

    Symantec fired CEO Steve Bennett as the company struggles to revive growth amid eroding PC sales.

  • March 20- Lennar Corp reported a 36 percent jump in quarterly profit as it sold more homes at higher prices but said it was too soon to predict the strength of the spring selling season. Lennar's shares rose about 3.5 percent in premarket trading.

  • *Wall St slips, likely to pressure shares in Asia. SYDNEY, March 20- The U.S. dollar was holding hefty gains in Asia on Thursday as investors wrestled with the risk that U.S. interest rates could rise sooner and faster than previously thought, pressuring stock and bond prices.

  • March 19- Apparel maker Guess Inc forecast a surprise loss for the current quarter, citing weak traffic at its stores in North America and pressure in its wholesale business in Europe.

  • *Shares open at $31, above IPO price of $17. Paylocity's shares opened at a high of $31, valuing the company at about $1.55 billion. The Illinois- based company raised about $120 million after its initial public offering was priced at $17 per share, slightly above the expected pricing range.

  • March 19- Shares of Paylocity Holding Corp rose as much as 80 percent in their market debut, valuing the online payroll services provider at about $1.55 billion. The Illinois- based company raised about $120 million after its initial public offering was priced at $17 per share, slightly above the expected pricing range of $14- $16.

  • UPDATE 1-Winter storms hurt FedEx Q3 results, shares fall Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 8:20 AM ET

    March 19- FedEx Corp, the world's No. 2 package delivery company, posted lower-than-expected results on Wednesday and forecast a weaker full year profit view, saying it was significantly hurt by winter storms.

  • Winter storms hurt FedEx Q3 results; shares down Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 7:43 AM ET

    March 19- FedEx Corp, the world's No. 2 package delivery company, posted lower-than-expected profit on Wednesday, saying it was significantly hurt by winter storms. Shares of the company fell 2.2 percent to $135.59 before the markets opened. For the third quarter, the company earned $378 million, or 1.23 a share, on revenue of $11.3 billion.

  • Federal Reserve policy decision later in the day and as military tensions between Ukraine and Russia ratcheted up. Europe's major stock markets were down as much as a third of one percent in early trading, following Asian shares lower after the the MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan lost 0.2 percent.

  • Hong Kong shares slip, Tencent down before earnings Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 4:10 AM ET

    HONG KONG, March 19- Hong Kong shares slipped on Wednesday, pulled down by casino operator Galaxy, while investors stayed on the sidelines ahead of earnings from index heavyweight Tencent and the U.S. Chinese Internet giant Tencent led the market fall, with its shares down 1.8 percent ahead of its 2013 earnings announcement due on Wednesday.

  • TOKYO, March 19- Asian share markets slipped on Wednesday, with investors still observing the Ukraine/ Crimea crisis and ahead of a closely-watched Federal Reserve policy review later in the session.

  • TOKYO, March 19- Asian share markets slipped on Wednesday, with investors still observing the Ukraine/ Crimea crisis and ahead of a closely-watched Federal Reserve policy review later in the session.

  • *Putin says Russia does not want further Ukraine split. *Microsoft shares rally 4 pct, lead S&P 500. NEW YORK, March 18- Major world equity markets rose on Tuesday after comments from Russian President Vladimir Putin soothed anxiety that tensions over Ukraine could escalate, while U.S.