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  • *Staples, Costco shares fall after results, drag on Nasdaq. NEW YORK, March 6- U.S. stocks mostly rose on Thursday, with the S&P 500 closing at yet another record on better-than-expected jobless claims data and the European Central Bank's move to keep rates unchanged.

  • Stocks mostly rose on Thursday after jobless claims fell to a three-month low.

  • *Staples, Costco shares down after results, weigh on Nasdaq. NEW YORK, March 6- U.S. stocks mostly rose on Thursday, with the S&P 500 hitting a record after better-than-expected jobless claims data ahead of Friday's all important nonfarm payrolls report.

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1930 GMT / 2:30 PM ET Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 2:35 PM ET

    Staples to shut 225 stores in North America as sales fall. Staples Inc will close up to 225 stores in the United States and Canada- 12 percent of its North America outlets- and forecast another quarter of sales decline as it loses customers to mass market chains and online retailers.

  • *Costco, Staples shares slide after results. *Obama to Congress: Back IMF capacity to lend to Ukraine. Crimea's parliament voted on Thursday to join Russia and its Moscow- backed government set a referendum for March 16 on the decision, in an escalation of the crisis between Russia and the West over the Ukrainian Black Sea peninsula.

  • US STOCKS-Data, ECB move support stocks; Ukraine eyed Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 10:54 AM ET

    *Staples, Costco shares down after results. *Crimea's parliament votes to join Russia. Crimea's parliament voted on Thursday to join Russia and its Moscow- backed government set a referendum for March 16 on the decision, in an escalation of the crisis between Russia and the West over the Ukrainian Black Sea peninsula.

  • *Staples, Costco shares down after results; Kroger up. *Crimea's parliament voted on Thursday to join Russia and its Moscow- backed government set a referendum for March 16 on the decision, in a dramatic escalation of the crisis between Russia and the West over the Ukrainian Black Sea peninsula.

  • Banks exit 'bargain' basement, set tone for rally Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 9:46 AM ET
    A trader works the floor of the NYSE.

    Stocks are at new highs, but where are the bargains? Big financials are mounting an impressive rally.

  • *Staples, Costco shares down after results; Kroger up. *Crimea's parliament voted on Thursday to join Russia and its Moscow- backed government set a referendum for March 16 on the decision, in a dramatic escalation of the crisis between Russia and the West over the Ukrainian Black Sea peninsula.

  • U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street on Thursday, as markets gear up for the all-important NFP jobs report.

  • Staples shuts 225 stores in N. America; sales fall Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 7:52 AM ET

    Staples forecast a fall in quarterly sales and said it would close up to 225 stores in North America by 2015.

  • Early movers: COST, LB, FDX, DTV, CHK, ECA & more Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 7:44 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • *Staples, Costco shares down after results. *Crimea's parliament voted to join Russia on Thursday and its Moscow- backed government set a referendum for March 16 on the decision, in a dramatic escalation of the crisis between Russia and the West over the Ukrainian Black Sea peninsula.

  • March 6- Staples Inc, the largest U.S. office supplies retailer, forecast a fall in current-quarter sales as it loses customers to mass market chains and e-retailers, and the company said it would close up to 225 stores in North America by 2015..

  • Staples says sales fall 10.6 pct, to close 225 stores Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 6:14 AM ET

    March 6- Staples Inc, the largest U.S. office supplies retailer, reported a 10.6 percent decline in quarterly sales, hurt mainly by a fall in same-store sales in North America, and said it planned to close 225 stores by 2015.. Staples' sales fell to $5.87 billion in the fourth quarter ended Feb. 1 from $6.57 billion, a year earlier.

  • In addition, questions over whether Russia could be drawn into the conflict in Ukraine will likely weigh on investor sentiment. "It will be interesting to see the action on S&P futures on Sunday night based on the kind of developments we see in Ukraine.

  • Ukraine looms as markets push toward new highs Friday, 28 Feb 2014 | 5:55 PM ET
    Soldiers guard the Crimean parliament in Simferopol next to a sign that reads: "Crimea Russia."

    While the markets are hoping to see a March thaw, reports of February data in the week ahead may show the economy is still feeling a bit chilled.

  • Inside Ukraine's presidential pad and 'Ask Warren' Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 11:34 AM ET
    CNBC visits the palace of ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.

    This week on Talking Squawk: Tour some lavish digs, find out how you can ask Warren Buffett a question and get stock picks.

  • Feb 25- Office supply retailer Office Depot Inc reported a surprise quarterly loss as same-store retail sales fell 4 percent in North America, sending its shares reeling. Office Depot shares fell about 15 percent in premarket trading on Tuesday, while those of rival Staples Inc dropped 2.5 percent.

  • LONDON, Feb 14- As a slowdown in emerging markets takes the shine off shares in consumer goods makers like Nestle, Unilever, Danone and Procter& Gamble, hungry investors have been sampling more of the companies that supply them.