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  • *Dow Chemical to spin off unit, merge it with Olin. NEW YORK, March 27- U.S. stocks held near the unchanged mark on Friday, putting major indexes on track to barely snap a four-session losing streak, ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that could create a volatile close on Wall Street. What we've done is bounce down to the low end of the recent range set...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St flat head of Yellen; biotechs bounce Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 12:44 PM ET

    *Dow Chemical to spin off unit, merge it with Olin. NEW YORK, March 27- U.S. stocks held near the unchanged mark on Friday, putting major indexes on track to barely snap a four-session losing streak, ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that could create a volatile close on Wall Street. What we've done is bounce down to the low end of the recent range set...

  • Here's where to go amid this volatility: Calamos Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 12:41 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Calamos Investments CEO John Calamos Sr. told CNBC investors can find a safe haven from market volatility here.

  • Want to know where the dollar's headed? Watch this Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 12:01 PM ET
    Dollars

    Next week's March employment data could be crucial to setting the course of the dollar for months to come.

  • *Gold on track to finish week up around 1.3 percent. *Palladium down 3 percent at 2- month lows. LONDON, March 27- Gold fell on Friday, snapping a seven-day rally as the dollar steadied and investors remained cautious ahead of comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, but the metal still looked set to post its second straight weekly gain.

  • *Crude dips as market reassesses Yemen conflict impact. Trading in many markets was choppy, with oil dropping back after Thursday's spike on Saudi-led air attacks in Yemen and investors awaiting a speech on monetary policy later on Friday 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...

  • NEW YORK, March 27- The dollar posted minor gains against the euro on Friday while slipping slightly against the yen and the Swiss franc as bullish bets on the dollar lost some steam ahead of comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. Yellen will speak on monetary policy in San Francisco at 3:45 p.m. EST and traders will keep an ear out for clues on when the...

  • *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...