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NEW YORK, Sept 19- U.S. stock index futures were rising early on Friday, building on record highs set in the previous session by the Dow industrials and S&P 500 and ahead of the debut of Alibaba Group on the New York Stock Exchange.
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Wall Street futures pointed to higher open on Friday, with Europe shares boosted after Scotland voted against independence from the U.K.
NEW YORK— With Wall Street focused on the debut of Alibaba Group, the stock market drifted into the weekend and major indexes ended little changed. Alibaba gained $25.89 to end at $93.89. Alibaba lined up its initial public offering of stock at $68 a share the day before, raising $21.8 billion from investors.
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CAREER: Started Oracle Corp. with $1,200 of his own money in 1977 and built it into a business software powerhouse. HOMETOWN: Born in New York, grew up in Chicago. WEALTH: Ellison is the world's fifth richest person according to Forbes, with a net worth of $51.3 billion.
*Oracle shares down after hours. NEW YORK, Sept 18- U.S. stocks rose on Thursday, a day after the U.S. Goldman Sachs rose 1.7 percent to $187.89, the biggest boost to the Dow.
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REDWOOD CITY, Calif.— Oracle Corp. on Thursday reported profit of $2.18 billion in its fiscal first quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 64 cents per share. Analysts expected $8.78 billion, according to Zacks.
Sept 18- Oracle Corp reported quarterly revenue below analysts' estimates, hurt by a 7.6 percent fall in hardware systems revenue. Net income was $2.18 billion, or 48 cents per share, down from $2.19 billion, or 47 cents per share, a year earlier. On an adjusted basis, Oracle earned 62 cents per share, less than the 64 cents expected on average by analysts.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 18- Oracle Corp's longstanding Chief Executive Larry Ellison stepped down on Thursday, to be replaced by co-CEOs Safra Catz and Mark Hurd, as the business software company looks to modernize and fend off fast-moving cloud-based rivals.
Ellison, 70, intends to still play an influential role at Oracle Corp. He is taking over as Oracle's executive chairman, replacing Jeff Henley in the position, and will oversee the engineering departments as chief technology officer.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 18- Oracle Corp said on Thursday longstanding Chief Executive Larry Ellison will become executive chairman and chief technology officer.
Oracle reported quarterly earnings that trailed Wall Street expectations on Thursday and announced a $13 billion stock buyback.
Safra Catz and Mark Hurd, currently Oracle's presidents, will become the CEOs of the company.
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NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading:. Bank of America Corp. rose 1.6 percent to $17.04 with 108,090,900 shares traded. Citigroup Inc. rose 2.4 percent to $53.66 with 27,017,700 shares traded.
Wall Street looked set to open higher, as stocks in Europe continued a relief rally over the Federal Reserve's accommodative policy stance.
Lost in the chatter about the inflating tech bubble is an important detail: Most of technology's most notable names aren't participating.
Markets are primed for the possibility the Fed will signal it's a step closer to normalizing its super low rate policy. Even so, trading may still be volatile.