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*Tensions over Ukraine hurt stocks, support gold. NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 10- Gold prices were little changed on Monday as disappointing Chinese export data helped underpin the market, with bullion investors closely monitoring the latest development in the standoff in Ukraine between Russia and the West.
China's exports unexpectedly tumbled in February, falling 18.1 percent from a year earlier and swinging the trade balance into deficit. The data underscored recent concerns about the outlook for China's economy, even though the Lunar New Year holidays were blamed for the slide.
NEW YORK, March 10- U.S. oil fell by more than $1 per barrel on Monday, pressured by an unexpected drop in China's exports that stoked fears of a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy. Data from the IntercontinentalExchange showed the same managers raised their bullish Brent positions to their highest since October.
*Facebook shares hit another record after UBS raises target. NEW YORK, March 10- U.S. stocks fell on Monday weighed by soft data out of China, lingering concerns over Russia's claim over part of Ukraine and Boeing's latest production setback.
Kroger fell$. 06 or. 1 percent, to $43.72. Safeway rose$. 20 or. 5 percent, to $38.80. Supervalu fell$. 09 or 1.3 percent, to $6.53.
Comcast Corp. fell$. 11 or. 2 percent, to $51.52. Walt Disney Co. fell$. 17 or. 2 percent, to $82.04. Gannett rose$. 51 or 1.8 percent, to $29.40.
NEW YORK-- Shares of some top telecom companies are down at 1 p.m.:. AT&T Inc. fell$. 21 or. 6 percent, to $32.34. Verizon Communications Inc. fell$. 40 or. 8 percent, to $46.75.
Apollo Group unchanged at $32.99. Career Education Corp. unchanged at $7.18. Strayer Education Inc. rose$. 45 or. 9 percent, to $47.94.
Cigna Corp. rose$. 38 or. 5 percent, to $79.39. Humana Inc. fell$. 24 or. 2 percent, to $110.68. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 36 or. 5 percent, to $77.76.
American Electric Power Co. rose$. 02 or percent, to $49.35. Consolidated Edison Inc. Holding Co. fell$. 01 or percent, to $55.43. Dominion Resources Inc. fell$. 10 or. 1 percent, to $68.34.
ConAgra Foods Inc. fell$. 11 or. 4 percent, to $29.37. General Mills Inc. fell$. 32 or. 6 percent, to $50.48. Hormel Foods Corp. rose$. 07 or. 1 percent, to $47.35.
Allergan rose $1.05 or. 8 percent, to $129.04. Baxter International Inc. fell$. 02 or percent, to $67.48. Boston Scientific Corp. fell$. 10 or. 7 percent, to $13.60.
Ballard Power Systems Inc. rose 37.5 percent to $7.26 with 29,651,900 shares traded. Capstone Turbine Corp. rose 9.3 percent to $2.00 with 10,261,700 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. rose. 1 percent to $21.76 with 14,417,000 shares traded.
BP PLC fell$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $48.40. ConocoPhillips rose$. 14 or. 2 percent, to $66.65. Exxon Mobil Corp. rose$. 21 or. 2 percent, to $95.20.
Cimatron Ltd. fell 13.8 percent to $8.20. Elecsys Corp. fell 10.4 percent to $13.58. eGain Communications Corp. fell 10.3 percent to $8.47.
NEW YORK-- Shares of some top gold companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 21 or 1.1 percent, to $19.70. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 37 or 1.5 percent, to $24.23.
Baxter International Inc. fell$. 02 or percent, to $67.48. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. rose$. 01 or percent, to $55.84. Eli Lilly& Co. rose$. 01 or percent, to $58.61.
Ballard Power Systems Inc. rose 37.5 percent to $7.26. Plug Power Inc. rose 36.3 percent to $11.27. Northwest Biotherapeutics Inc. rose 35.3 percent to $8.20.
Becton, Dickinson& Co. rose$. 02 or percent, to $115.59. Covidien rose$. 07 or. 1 percent, to $71.42. PerkinElmer fell$. 48 or 1.0 percent, to $45.36.
Brinker International Inc. fell$. 26 or. 5 percent, to $52.98. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. fell $5.46 or. 9 percent, to $587.95. Darden Restaurants Inc. rose$. 02 or percent, to $49.97.