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  • *Wall St off for week, European stocks rise for 6th week. NEW YORK, March 13- The dollar powered higher yet on Friday, pressuring stocks and commodities, on expectations of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike that could slow U.S. corporate profits. "The stronger dollar, the continued hammering of the euro equals continued lower equity prices ahead of the Fed comments...

  • EXCLUSIVE-REUTERS/IPSOS POLL SHOWS LIMITED AWARENESS OF APPLE WATCH; 52 PCT AWARE OF WATCH NEWS IN PAST FEW DAYS.

  • EXCLUSIVE-REUTERS/IPSOS POLL SHOWS 69 PCT NOT INTERESTED IN APPLE WATCH.

  • EXCLUSIVE-REUTERS/IPSOS POLL FINDS 13 PCT OF NON-IPHONE USERS WOULD CONSIDER SWITCH TO IPHONE TO BUY APPLE WATCH.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 13- Apple Inc's new smartwatch may be a tough sell, with 69 percent of Americans indicating they are not interested in buying the gadget, according to a Reuters/ Ipsos poll. Apple will sell various versions, from a $349' sport' edition to a $17,000 18- karat gold timepiece. Ipsos surveyed 1,245 Americans online between March 9 and March 13.

  • WASHINGTON, March 13- A U.S. regulator said on Friday that testing on the guardrail most commonly used on U.S. Trinity Industries' ET-Plus guardrail system, banned in some states, meets applicable criteria when its end piece is set at a height of 31 inches, the Federal Highway Administration said, summarizing the findings of four separate crash tests.

  • *S&P poised for third straight weekly decline. NEW YORK, March 13- U.S. stocks dropped on Friday afternoon and the S&P 500 was on track for its third straight weekly decline as the dollar resumed its climb and lower oil prices hit energy shares. Crude oil fell 4.7 percent to settle at $44.84 a barrel after the International Energy Agency said a global glut continued...

  • UPDATE 1-Snapchat COO Emily White resigns Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 2:59 PM ET

    March 13- Snapchat Chief Operating Officer Emily White has left the company just days after the photo-messaging service secured $200 million in funding from Alibaba Group Holding Ltd at a reported valuation of $15 billion. The other two were sales chief Mike Randall and human resources overseer Sara Sperling. In January, it began carrying videos and articles...

  • Institutional investors shifted focus from Europe's massive bond-buying program that drove a rally in Treasuries to next week's meeting of Federal Reserve policymakers, who may move closer to ending an era of near-zero U.S. interest rates. "The market's consolidating," said Kim Rupert, managing director of global fixed income at Action Economics in San...

  • DETROIT, March 13- Delphi Automotive PLC aims to demonstrate its growing prowess in self-driving cars with what it bills as the "longest automated drive ever attempted in North America"- a 3,500- mile coast-to-coast excursion in a specially rigged Audi SQ5 that will mostly drive itself. Delphi, one of the largest suppliers of automotive electronics and safety...

  • WASHINGTON, March 13- As the Senate Banking committee pushes ahead with its agenda, one target emerging on both sides of the political aisle is the New York Federal Reserve Bank and its role in the financial industry. The New York Fed has come under increased pressure from lawmakers who say the bank is too cozy with Wall Street, a charge that gained attention from...

  • *Even in Liberia, misconceptions linger. MONROVIA/ DAKAR, March 13- Seven months after Ebola paralysed Liberia's capital, Friday marked 21 days since the country registered a case of the virus- offering lessons to its neighbours on the importance of surveillance and education in beating the deadly epidemic. At the peak of Liberia's outbreak, the world watched in...

  • WASHINGTON, March 13- Social media and other technology are making it increasingly difficult to combat militants who are using such modern resources to share information and conduct operations, the head of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency said on Friday. "New technologies can help groups like ISIL coordinate operations, attract new recruits, disseminate...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 13- Gold pared early gains on Friday, on track to break a nine-day streak lower despite the dollar's extended rally as the precious metal market appeared reluctant to extend losses ahead of the U.S. It looks like it's trying to find itself, "said Teddy Sloup, senior market strategist for iiTrader in Chicago. Gold has taken a beating since a...

  • CHICAGO, March 13- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's challenger in next month's runoff election offered a plan on Friday to address the city's financial woes that seeks cost-savings through intergovernmental collaboration and creates a committee to examine revenue options. But the plan by Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, who received the most votes...

  • Snapchat COO Emily White resigns Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 2:16 PM ET

    March 13- Photo-messaging app developer Snapchat's Chief Operating Officer Emily White has resigned, the company said on Friday. Technology website Recode first reported the departure. White's departure follows co-founder and Chief Executive Evan Spiegel's decision to be a more hands-on and operational CEO, sources told Recode.

  • WASHINGTON, March 13- Trinity Industries' ET-Plus guardrail system, banned in some states, meets applicable state crash test criteria when its end terminal is set at a height of 31 inches, a U.S. regulator said, summarizing the findings of four separate crash tests. The jury handed down a $175 million verdict against the company over the suspected design flaws in...

  • *Wall St braces for Fed to remove' patient' language. March 13- Forget the 2013 "taper tantrum." Stocks may fall further if Fed Chair Janet Yellen drops a pledge to be "patient" about rate hikes in the Fed's statement after the upcoming policy meeting.

  • WASHINGTON, March 13- China has effectively put a hold on a draft counter-terrorism law that would require technology firms to hand over sensitive information to government officials, a senior U.S. official said. Tensions over cybersecurity and technology policy are a major irritant in U.S.- China relations and President Barack Obama said in an interview...

  • *Rate cut last week caught Rajan's top officials by surprise. MUMBAI, March 13- Some top officials in the Reserve Bank of India say they were surprised by Governor Raghuram Rajan's decision to cut rates last week, a rare sign of divisions that could become much more public as the bank overhauls its decision processes in a way that will clip his influence.