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  • *Dow Chemical to spin off unit, merge it with Olin. NEW YORK, March 27- U.S. stocks edged up on Friday, with major indexes trying to avoid falling every day this week, ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that could make for a volatile close on Wall Street. "Yellen will be the big news of the day, certainly, so I don't expect a lot of movement before that," said...

  • Santelli: Rates slip post supply   Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 9:44 AM ET
    Santelli: Rates slip post supply

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest action in the bond market, and the U.S. dollar.

  • NEW YORK, March 27- U.S. stocks opened flat on Friday, with indexes set for a sharp weekly decline, as investors awaited a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 1.13 points, or 0.01 percent, to 17,679.36, the S&P 500 gained 0.31 points, or 0.02 percent, to 2,056.46 and the Nasdaq Composite added 2.98 points, or 0.06 percent, to...

  • Why I'm feeling much better about stocks: Siegel Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 9:15 AM ET
    Jeremy Siegel

    Longtime stock bull Jeremy Siegel tells CNBC he feels more relaxed about the prospects for stocks despite four-straight down trading days.

  • NEW YORK, March 27- U.S. Gross domestic product expanded at a 2.2 percent annual rate, unrevised from last month's forecast, the Commerce Department said on Friday in its third GDP estimate. The most important component, personal consumption, was revised higher, however, and that was expected, "said Lou Brien, a market strategist at DRW Trading in Chicago.

  • *Dow Chemical to spin off unit, merge it with Olin. NEW YORK, March 27- U.S. stocks were set to dip at the open on Friday, setting indexes up for a full week of daily declines, as the dollar index added to the previous session's rebound ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. "Yellen will be the big news of the day, certainly, so I don't expect a lot of movement...

  • LONDON, March 27- The dollar rose across the board on Friday, extending a rebound begun the previous day after Federal Reserve officials signalled they were still on track to raise interest rates this year. Traders are now awaiting a speech by Fed Chair Janet Yellen at 1945 GMT to see whether she strikes a similarly hawkish tone to that of her colleagues, as well as...

  • *Dow Chemical to spin off unit, merge it with Olin. NEW YORK, March 27- U.S. stock index futures dipped on Friday, setting indexes up for a full week of daily declines, as the dollar index added to the previous session's rebound ahead of a speech from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. *Dow Chemical shares jumped near 8 percent in premarket trading after it announced the...

  • *Crude dips as market reassesses conflict in Yemen. Asian shares dropped overnight but the pan-European FTSEurofirst tip-toed higher as a 0.2 percent fall for Britain's FTSE was offset by 0.6 and 0.1 percent gains on Germany's DAX and France's CAC 40.. "I'm not surprised that European shares are fading their gains," said Gavin Friend, a strategist at National...

  • Don't start your weekend yet: Yellen ready to speak Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 5:58 AM ET
    Janet Yellen

    Fed Chair Janet Yellen speaks just before the closing bell Friday, and you can bet Wall Street will delay the start of its weekend to listen.

  • LONDON, March 27- The dollar climbed broadly on Friday, extending a rebound begun the previous day after Federal Reserve officials signaled they were still on track to raise interest rates this year. "It's pretty clear that the market psychology is still to buy the dollar on dips, and hence we had this huge reversal in the dollar," said Alvin Tan, a currency strategist...

  • SINGAPORE/ SYDNEY, March 27- The dollar held steady versus the yen on Friday but was on track for a second weekly loss after the U.S. Market participants were cautious about taking aggressive positions in the run-up to a speech by Fed Chair Janet Yellen later on Friday. The dollar is likely to see some range-trading against the yen for now, said Stephen Innes, senior...

  • *Crude dips after rally as market reassesses conflict in Yemen. TOKYO, March 27- Asian stocks were mixed on Friday as rising tensions in the Middle East obscured the investment outlook, while the dollar rebounded. Crude oil prices were lower due to the dollar's bounce and as the market reassessed the potential impact of the escalating conflict in Yemen, where...

  • *Gold eases as dollar supported by strong US data. SINGAPORE, March 27- Gold eased on Friday as traders booked profits after a seven-day rally and as the dollar rebounded on strong U.S. data, but the metal looked set to post its second straight weekly gain on expectations U.S. interest rates will stay low for longer. Tensions in the Middle East after Saudi Arabia and...

  • MELBOURNE, March 27- London copper fell on Friday but was set for its third straight weekly climb, buoyed as severe flooding affected mines in key producer Chile and as seasonal demand from top consumer China slowly improved. *Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange had fallen 0.9 percent to $6,119 a tonne by 0115 GMT. *The most-traded June copper contract...

  • SINGAPORE, March 27- Gold held on to gains from a seven-day rally on Friday and looked set to post its second straight weekly gain on expectations U.S. interest rates will stay low for longer and as escalating tensions in the Middle East boosted safe-haven bids. The metal rose to a three-week high of $1,219.40 on Thursday on knee-jerk reaction to Saudi air strikes...

  • *Lingering concerns over conflict in Yemen limit stock gains. TOKYO, March 27- Asian stocks crawled higher on Friday as upbeat U.S. economic data helped revive some risk appetite lost following air strikes on Houthi militants in Yemen, while the dollar rebounded. Crude oil prices were slightly lower on the dollar's bounce after surging overnight on the...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to April 9 Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 8:02 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, United States- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks on "Monetary Policy" before the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Conference: The New Normal for Monetary Policy- 1945 GMT. PRISHTINA- European Central Bank's Deputy Director General International& European Relations, Gilles Noblet, speaks at an event to celebrate the conclusion of a...

  • SEOUL, March 27- U.S. crude futures dipped on Friday on crude stocks extending their record build, but stayed above $51 a barrel and near 2015 highs as air strikes in Yemen by Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies stoked supply concerns. *Conflict in Yemen risks spilling out into the busy sea lanes that pass it and potentially disrupt the less than 40 km wide waters...

  • SYDNEY, March 27- A sudden turnaround in the dollar's fortunes overnight saw the currency trading broadly higher early in Asia on Friday, but still on track to end softer for a second straight week. Against the yen, it rallied to 119.28 yen, from a one-month low of 118.33. The euro eased back to $1.0876 from $1.10525, failing to stay above $1.1000 for a fourth time in the...