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LONDON, March 13- Gold prices hit six-month highs above $1,370 an ounce on Thursday, extending the previous session's rally, as concerns about Russia's standoff over Ukraine fuelled buying and the dollar dropped to 2-1/ 2 year lows against the euro.
NEW YORK-- Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter k.d. lang says making her Broadway debut was "a dream come true" and its effects on her music will be "profound." Lang took over from Fantasia Barrino as the second star vocalist in "After Midnight," a musical celebrating Duke Ellington's years at the Cotton Club nightclub in Harlem.
NEW YORK-- The History network is planning another big miniseries after the breakout success of "Hatfields& McCoys" and is even bringing back one of that project's stars. Bill Paxton will star as Sam Houston in "Texas Rising," an eight-hour miniseries that tells of Texas' revolution against Mexico and the rise of the Texas Rangers.
HONG KONG, March 13- Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding is "95 percent certain" to choose New York as the venue for its initial public offering, the Financial Times reported on Thursday, citing unnamed sources close to the deal. The company is no longer discussing a potential listing in Hong Kong, the newspaper added, citing the sources.
HONG KONG, March 13- Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding is "95 percent certain" to choose New York as a listing venue for its initial public offering, the Financial Times reported on Thursday, citing unnamed sources close to the deal. The company is no longer discussing a potential listing in Hong Kong, the newspaper added, citing the sources.
WASHINGTON, March 13- A rare U.S. test of its strategic oil reserves may be just coincidentally timed with the most serious stand-off with Russia in decades, but the underlying message of the move announced on Wednesday left little doubt: Prepare for the rise of a new global energy superpower.
*U.S. Senate announces its own probe of GM, NHTSA over recall. *Senate, House say criminal investigation could complicate their probes.
WASHINGTON, March 12- A federal judge on Wednesday reversed a jury finding that Life Partners Holdings and its executives were liable on one count of fraud, dealing a blow to U.S. securities regulators.
NEW YORK, March 12- A former partner at Grant Thornton was sentenced to 4-1/ 2 years in prison on Wednesday for stealing nearly $4 million from the accounting firm. District Judge Kevin Castel in Manhattan said such a sentence would send the wrong message, saying punishment was needed in a case characterized by Haber's "greed."
Canadian National Railway Co. rose $1.10 or 2.0 percent, to $57.23. Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. rose $3.88 or 2.5 percent, to $156.83. Kansas City Southern rose $1.01 or 1.0 percent, to $101.24.
Kroger rose$. 53 or 1.2 percent, to $43.87. Safeway rose$. 06 or. 2 percent, to $38.71. Supervalu rose$. 13 or 2.0 percent, to $6.69.
Kelly Services Inc. class A fell$. 10 or. 4 percent, to $25.07. Korn/Ferry International Inc. rose$. 25 or. 9 percent, to $28.81. ManpowerGroup fell$. 12 or. 2 percent, to $77.00.
NEW YORK-- Shares of some top telecom companies were mixed at the close of trading:. AT&T Inc. rose$. 15 or. 5 percent, to $32.38. Verizon Communications Inc. fell$. 34 or. 7 percent, to $46.36.
Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 11 or 3.3 percent, to $3.46. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 39 or 2.8 percent, to $14.57. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 36 or 3.4 percent, to $10.94.
American Electric Power Co. rose$. 80 or 1.6 percent, to $49.50. Consolidated Edison Inc. Holding Co. fell$. 50 or. 9 percent, to $54.62. Dominion Resources Inc. rose$. 93 or 1.4 percent, to $68.98.
Allergan rose$. 10 or. 1 percent, to $128.65. Baxter International Inc. fell$. 13 or. 2 percent, to $67.62. Boston Scientific Corp. fell$. 30 or 2.3 percent, to $12.88.
Geron Corp.: Approximately 43,279,500 shares changed hands, a 827.7 percent increase over its 65- day average volume. The shares fell $2.71 or 61.6 percent to $1.69. The shares fell$. 04 or. 3 percent to $14.26.
BP PLC fell$. 01 or percent, to $48.21. ConocoPhillips rose$. 01 or percent, to $66.54. Exxon Mobil Corp. rose$. 20 or. 2 percent, to $94.21.
Dover Saddlery Inc.: Approximately shares changed hands, a 99.0 decrease from its 65- day average volume. First Clover Leaf Financial Corp.: Approximately shares changed hands, a 99.8 decrease from its 65- day average volume. Northeast Bancorp: Approximately shares changed hands, a 99.9 decrease from its 65- day average volume.
Autozone Inc. rose$. 93 or. 2 percent, to $540.91. Bed Bath& Beyond Inc. fell$. 11 or. 2 percent, to $69.18. Best Buy fell$. 23 or. 9 percent, to $25.74.