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Ford Motor Co. fell$. 22 or 1.4 percent, to $15.18. General Motors Co. fell$. 77 or 2.2 percent, to $34.09. Honda Motor Co. fell$. 72 or 2.0 percent, to $35.84.
Arch Coal rose$. 01 or. 2 percent, to $4.13. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 48 or 1.2 percent, to $38.56. Peabody Energy fell$. 33 or 2.1 percent, to $15.50.
Bank of America Corp. fell$. 12 or. 7 percent, to $17.16. Citigroup Inc. fell$. 65 or 1.4 percent, to $47.33. Goldman Sachs fell $3.02 or 1.8 percent, to $166.70.
Coca-Cola Co. fell$. 50 or 1.3 percent, to $37.97. Dr Pepper Snapple fell$. 72 or 1.4 percent, to $51.86. Molson Coors Brewing Co. fell$. 48 or. 8 percent, to $57.63.
Amgen Inc. fell $2.02 or 1.6 percent, to $123.96. Biogen Idec fell $7.50 or 2.2 percent, to $332.05. Celgene Corp. fell $1.92 or 1.2 percent, to $156.00.
NEW YORK-- Shares of some top chemicals companies were down at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 29 or. 6 percent, to $48.74. DuPont Co. fell$. 72 or 1.1 percent, to $65.71.
Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 80 or. 7 percent, to $114.41. Target fell $1.37 or 2.2 percent, to $59.73. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 60 or. 8 percent, to $74.93.
Fluor fell $1.46 or 1.9 percent, to $74.99. Foster Wheeler fell$. 16 or. 5 percent, to $31.50. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 19 or. 5 percent, to $35.27.
*Russia holds war games near Ukraine; Germany's Merkel warns of catastrophe. NEW YORK, March 13- Stocks on major world markets slumped while bonds rallied on Thursday as tensions between Russia and the West increased over Ukraine and concerns about a Chinese economic slowdown rose.
NEW YORK, March 13- A former analyst affiliated with billionaire Steven A. Cohen's SAC Capital Advisors LP has agreed to pay more than $203,000 and be banned from the securities industry to settle insider trading charges by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
*Few pointed questions from lawmakers apart from Citi query. WASHINGTON, March 13- Stanley Fischer, President Barack Obama's nominee to be No. 2 at the U.S.
NEW YORK-- JetBlue Airways Corp. said Thursday it will sell its LiveTV in-flight entertainment business to French technology company Thales Group for $400 million. Shares of JetBlue rose 6 cents to close at $8.81, bucking an airline slump that saw stock in rivals American, United, Delta and Southwest fall by between 1 percent and 3 percent.
NEW YORK-- Home decor retailer Bed Bath& Beyond is asking its vendors to voluntarily cut down use of some harmful chemicals in their products. Bed Bath& Beyond said it recommends vendors try to reduce or eliminate those substances on a voluntary basis.
SAN FRANCISCO/ SEATTLE, March 13- It may be one of Microsoft Corp's biggest squandered opportunities. The speed with which apps like Quip have been adopted is forcing Microsoft to intensify its efforts to bring the powerful but ageing Office software suite to tablets and smartphones, according to people close to the company.
*Tensions over Ukraine, China slowdown fears lend support. NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 13- Gold rose to a six-month high on Thursday as fears of economic slowdown in China and lingering worries about Russia's standoff with Ukraine over Crimea dampened demand for riskier assets and boosted bullion's appeal.
*Arabica crawls toward 2- yr high on Brazil weather worries. NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 13- ICE arabica coffee futures rose and traded near a two-year high on weather-related crop concerns in top grower Brazil, while cocoa rallied the most since January and recovered the previous day's sharp losses on bargain-hunting.
Comcast Corp. fell$. 72 or 1.4 percent, to $50.26. Walt Disney Co. fell $1.35 or 1.7 percent, to $80.03. New York Times Co. fell$. 16 or 1.0 percent, to $16.19.
American Electric Power Co. rose$. 47 or. 9 percent, to $49.97. Dominion Resources Inc. rose$. 47 or. 7 percent, to $69.45. Duke Energy Corp. rose$. 47 or. 7 percent, to $70.83.
Allergan rose$. 01 or percent, to $128.66. Baxter International Inc. fell$. 41 or. 6 percent, to $67.21. Boston Scientific Corp. fell$. 21 or 1.6 percent, to $12.67.
NEW YORK-- A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at 1 p.m.:. Bank of America Corp. fell 1.1 percent to $17.10 with 54,979,100 shares traded. Boston Scientific Corp. fell 1.6 percent to $12.67 with 15,968,000 shares traded.