*AbbVie to buy Pharmacyclics for about $21 bln. NEW YORK, March 5- U.S. stocks were little changed on Thursday, in the wake of two days of declines on the S&P 500, as gains were curbed by a higher-than-expected initial jobless claims report ahead of a report on factory orders. "That's a bit of an uptick because we've been pretty consistently in the upper 200,000 range,"...» Read More
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