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*KB Home rallies after results, Adobe Systems falls. NEW YORK, March 19- U.S. stocks barely budged on Wednesday as investors paused after a two-day rally and looked ahead to comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.
NEW YORK, March 19- The world's major stock and bond markets were little changed on Wednesday as investors awaited comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen at the conclusion of the Fed's two-day policy meeting.
*Oracle falls after results, but KB Home rallies. The S&P 500 was within striking distance of all-time highs, though an Oracle Corp selloff weighed on tech shares, and economic bellwether FedEx Corp sounded a sour note in its outlook.
*FedEx and Oracle fall after results, Adobe higher. *The S&P 500 looked to open near record levels despite sour notes sounded by weak results from FedEx Corp, an economic bellwether, and Oracle Corp.. *FedEx posted third-quarter results that were below expectations and gave a weak full-year profit forecast, saying it had been significantly hurt by winter storms.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a positive open on Wednesday as fears of military movements in Ukraine receded.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
*Tech shares in focus following Oracle, Adobe results. *Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a treaty to make it part of Russia, and while no violence was reported as pro-Russian forces took control of part of a Ukraine naval base, investors are concerned that tensions in the region could escalate.
*Putin tells parliament he does not want more of Ukraine. *Microsoft shares rally, near $40 for first time since 2000. NEW YORK, March 18- U.S. stocks climbed for a second straight session on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 within striking distance of its record after comments from Russian President Vladimir Putin soothed anxiety that tensions over Ukraine could escalate.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 18- Oracle Corp on Tuesday reported increased revenue and profit for its fiscal third quarter, but the results disappointed investors, who were looking for signs of a sustained turnaround, and its shares fell sharply. "They still have heavy lifting ahead in order to declare this a turnaround story," Dan Ives, an analyst with FBR, said.
Oracle is among the companies making headlines after the bell Tuesday:
Oracle posted higher revenue and profit that failed to satisfy investors looking for signs of a sustained turnaround. Its shares fell about 4 percent.
Janet Yellen takes center stage in the week ahead, chairing her first FOMC meeting amid market skittishness over events in Ukraine.
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Jive has hired Qatalyst Partners, the investment bank led by Silicon Valley dealmaker Frank Quattrone, to find a buyer, the blog Re/Code reported, citing sources. Jive approached Oracle Corp, SAP AG and Workday Inc, but was rebuffed by them, the sources told the blog.
Oregon's crippled Obamacare exchange is making moves that could remove primary vendor Oracle from future work.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 4- ServiceMax field service management company said Tuesday it had raised $71 million in new financing, bringing its total funding to $120 million. He said the closest competitors are elements of software services provided by customer relations management businesses Oracle Corp and SAP AG.
March 3- Bill Gates has returned to the top of Forbes magazine's annual list of the world's richest people, as rising stock markets swelled the ranks of billionaires, which included a record number of women.
NEW YORK, Feb 28- A five-year bull market may have finally outdueled one of the U.S. stock market's biggest bulls, and Warren Buffett will probably tell investors on Saturday that his 43- year run of beating the Street has come to an end.
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