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  • *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...

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Thursday Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 4:54 PM ET

    U.S. stocks ended a see-saw day slightly lower Thursday, the fourth loss in a row. Edgy investors continue to monitor the conflict in Yemen and the rapid ascension of the U.S. dollar, which is causing some companies to pull back their profit expectations for the year. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 40.31 points, or 0.2 percent, to 17,678.23.

  • NEW YORK, March 26- U.S. stocks fell for a fourth straight session on Thursday, but indexes ended well off session lows with support from economic data and earnings, including Accenture's.

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 2:20 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at 1 p.m.:. AT&T Inc. rose 1.4 percent to $33.08 with 15,921,300 shares traded. Alcoa Inc. fell. 1 percent to $12.96 with 21,345,400 shares traded.

  • *SanDisk tumbles after outlook cut, hits chipmakers. Semiconductor stocks were under pressure for a fourth straight session as SanDisk tumbled 18.1 percent to $66.47 after cutting its revenue outlook. The headwinds for SanDisk are company-specific according to King Lip, chief investment officer at Baker Avenue Asset Management in San Francisco.

  • *Oil rises on fears of Middle East supply disruption over Yemen. *Gold tops $1,200 an ounce. NEW YORK, March 26- Stock markets worldwide were knocked lower and oil prices jumped on Thursday after Saudi Arabia and its allies carried out air strikes in Yemen that fueled worries Middle East energy shipments may be put at risk, although Wall Street later recovered.

  • *FTSE 100 down 1.4 pct. Britain's FTSE 100 closed 1.4 percent lower at 6,895.33 points, bringing the drop since a record high hit on Tuesday to 2.4 percent. Analysts at Citigroup on Thursday cut their forecasts for the smartphone sector and target prices on stocks highly exposed to China, the world's largest phone market, including Britain's ARM, which designs...

  • US stocks extend losses to a fourth day, oil price gains Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 11:53 AM ET

    Losses were bigger in Europe after Saudi Arabia launched strikes on key military installations in Yemen. The price of oil rose $1.30 to $50.51 a barrel in New York. SanDisk dropped 17 percent, the most in the S&P 500, after the maker of flash memory chips cut its revenue forecast.

  • European shares fall for second day, led by techs Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 11:18 AM ET

    PARIS, March 26- European stocks fell on Thursday, extending the previous session's retreat, hurt by worries over valuation levels in growth sectors such as technology as the euro currency regained more ground. Shares in Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent, STMicroelectronics, ARM, and ASML were down 2.9 percent to 5.5 percent, mirroring a similar decline in U.S. tech shares on...

  • *Kuwait, Oman biggest losers after closing at peak of sell-offs. DUBAI, March 26- Most Middle East stock markets fell on Thursday after Saudi Arabia and its allies in the region launched air strikes against Yemen's Houthi militia, but they came well off their lows late in the day as the initial panic subsided. Yemen's slide toward civil war has made the country a...

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stock indexes are opening modestly lower as the market extends a losing streak to a fourth day. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 89 points, or 0.5 percent, to 17,631 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time. Energy stocks rose as the price of oil increased U.S. crude gained $1.28 to $50.51 a barrel in New York.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St lower in wake of air strikes on Yemen Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 9:42 AM ET

    *SanDisk tumbles in premarket after outlook cut. NEW YORK, March 26- U.S. stocks fell at the open on Thursday to put the S&P 500 on track for a fourth straight decline, after Saudi Arabia and its allies launched air strikes on Yemen. "Obviously the situation in Yemen is being used as the excuse for this pullback, which is a continuation of yesterday," said Peter Cardillo,...

  • NEW YORK, March 26- U.S. stocks opened lower on Thursday, putting the S&P 500 on track for a fourth straight decline, after Saudi Arabia and its allies launched air strikes on Yemen.

  • *Citi lowers forecasts on global smartphone sector. The STOXX Europe 600 Technology Index was down 2.4 percent at 1315 GMT, tracking a similar decline in the United States concentrated among semiconductor companies overnight. Traders said one reason for the pull-back was a note by U.S. investment bank Citigroup, which on Thursday cut its forecasts for the...

  • *SanDisk tumbles in premarket after outlook cut. NEW YORK, March 26- U.S. stocks were poised for a lower open on Thursday to put the S&P 500 on track for a fourth straight decline, after Saudi Arabia and its allies launched air strikes on Yemen. Obviously the situation in Yemen is being used as the excuse for this pullback, which is a continuation of yesterday, "said Peter...

  • European shares extend retreat, led by techs Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 8:50 AM ET

    PARIS, March 26- European stocks fell for a second straight session on Thursday, hurt by worries over valuation levels in growth sectors such as technology as the euro currency regained more ground. Shares in Nokia Alcatel-Lucent, STMicroelectronics, ARM, and ASML were down 3.4 percent to 4.2 percent, mirroring a similar decline in U.S. tech shares on Wednesday.

  • US STOCKS-Futures down after Saudi air strikes on Yemen Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 7:38 AM ET

    *SanDisk tumbles in premarket after outlook cut. NEW YORK, March 26- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Thursday to put the S&P 500 on track for a fourth straight decline, after Saudi Arabia and its allies launched air strikes on Yemen. *Oil prices spiked, with Brent crude up 3.4 percent to $58.40 and U.S. crude up 3.5 percent to $50.93 after warplanes from Saudi...

  • LONDON, March 26- Gold rallied to a 3-1/ 2 week high on Thursday and silver rose nearly 3 percent as escalating tensions in the Middle East knocked stocks and the dollar and drove investors into assets seen as lower risk, like bullion and German bonds. European stocks tumbled 1.3 percent, the dollar fell and oil prices leapt 6 percent after Saudi Arabia and its Gulf...

  • By Manolo Serapio Jr SINGAPORE, March 26- Stocks of imported iron ore at ports in China, the world's biggest consumer, have stuck at or below the 100 million tonne mark since the start of the year. Iron ore stockpiles at Chinese mills and domestic mines have similarly declined, Citigroup said. But in the iron ore market, the typical inverse relationship between...

  • European shares fall sharply, LSE and tech stocks weigh Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 5:35 AM ET

    LONDON, March 26- European shares fell on Thursday, with London Stock Exchange leading the market lower on news Borse Dubai will sell its full stake in the company and ARM Holdings extending the previous session's steep losses. London Stock Exchange shares fell 10 percent after a source familiar with the situation told Reuters that Borse Dubai, the LSE's...