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*Alibaba IPO filing pressures Yahoo shares. Analysts at BGC Partners and Atlantic Equities told Reuters that Alibaba's valuation disappointed some Yahoo investors. That's why we see pressure on names like Google, Facebook and Amazon today, "said Tim Ghriskey, chief investment officer of Solaris Group in Bedford Hills, New York.
Six years after the financial crisis, birth rates haven't bounced back. For the economy, that's bad news.
People are increasingly more comfortable sharing their location data, said Michael Chasen, CEO of Social Radar.
Some of Wednesday's midday movers:
CNBC's Courtney Reagan uses "Heat Map Time-Lapse" technology to look back at the day stocks were shook by a fake tweet about an attack on the White House.
If you survive Wall Street, it will make you better, faster, stronger in everything you do after that, says ex-Galleon trader Turney Duff.
*Whole Foods tumbles after earnings, outlook. *Developments in Ukraine helped sentiment, as Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday he was ready to discuss a way out of the crisis with the head of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.
PARIS/ BERLIN, May 7- French factories produced much less than expected in March while German industry orders unexpectedly fell the most in 1-1/ 2 years, data showed on Wednesday, feeding speculation of fresh European Central Bank action to support the euro zone recovery.
*Twitter bounces in premarket after Tuesday drop. AIG dragged on financial shares after disappointing earnings and a slide in Twitter hurt other names in the technology and internet space. Twitter shares rebounded in premarket trading Wednesday, adding 1.5 percent to $32.32.
*Ukraine crisis, slide in tech stocks weigh on markets. LONDON, May 7- European shares fell and the dollar hovered above six-month lows against a basket of currencies on Wednesday on an overnight drop in U.S. tech stocks and on concerns over the deepening crisis in Ukraine.
PARIS, May 7- French factories produced much less than expected in March while the country's trade deficit worsened, casting doubt on President Francois Hollande's latest predictions that the economy is finally turning around.
Matt Damon said that raising awareness about the issue of clean water was a marketing nightmare, so he had to make a viral video.
"Jack Ma is a big traitor," wrote another user on Tencent Weibo, a major Twitter- like Chinese microblogging site. In its IPO prospectus, Alibaba detailed ties with its two principal shareholders- Japanese telecoms firm SoftBank Corp, which owns a 34.4 percent stake, and Yahoo Inc with a 22.6 percent stake.
Ukraine crisis, slide in tech stocks weigh on markets. *MSCI index of Asia-Pacific shares ex Japan hit 1- mth low. LONDON, May 7- European and Asian shares retreated and the dollar fell against the safe-haven yen on Wednesday as an overnight drop in U.S. tech stocks and the deepening Ukraine crisis hurt global market sentiment.
*Results from SocGen, Carlsberg show Ukraine crisis has started to hit. LONDON, May 7- European stocks edged lower on Wednesday, as a selloff on Wall Street unsettled investors and results from brewer Carlsberg and bank Societe Generale showed the Ukraine crisis was starting to hurt large western companies.
LONDON, May 7- European stocks fell at the open on Wednesday, hit by heavy losses on Wall Street and as results from local blue chips such as brewer Carlsberg and French bank Societe Generale showed the Ukraine crisis was starting to hurt large western companies.
Asian equities were sharply sold off on Wednesday on mounting concerns that Ukraine was on the brink of a civil war.
*Chinese e-commerce giant files for most anticipated IPO since Facebook. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, which powers 80 percent of all online commerce in the world's second-largest economy, is expected to raise more than $15 billion, and could top the $16 billion pulled in by Facebook Inc when it listed in 2012..
*Tech subindex in Hong Kong reaches four-month low. *Hong Kong property down on local demand and worries on mainland. BEIJING, May 7- Hong Kong stocks fell on Wednesday as concerns on property and tech valuations hurt investor confidence after a U.S. tech sell-off triggered by a steep drop in Twitter's share-price.
Alibaba has filed for a U.S. initial public offering which will see it become the largest Chinese firm to list in New York.