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  • CBOE VOLATILITY INDEX CLOSES ABOVE 13 FOR FIRST TIME SINCE DEC 30.

  • BOISE, Idaho _ Micron Technology Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $894 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 81 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks...

  • LOS ANGELES _ KB Home on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $14.3 million. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 14 cents per share. KB Home shares have climbed 22 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • March 23- Micron Technology Inc reported a 58.4 percent jump in quarterly revenue, boosted by higher demand for the company's memory chips used in computing devices and storage devices found in smartphones amid tight supplies. Net income attributable to Micron was $894 million, or 77 cents per share, in the second quarter ended March 2, compared with a net loss of...

  • TORONTO, March 23- Canada's main stock index rose on Thursday, led by heavyweight financial sector shares a day after the federal budget held off from raising taxes on investors. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed up 85.15 points, or 0.55 percent, at 15,433.61. Nine of the index's 10 main groups ended higher.

  • NEW YORK, March 23- Wall Street edged lower on Thursday after lawmakers postponed a vote on a healthcare bill seen as President Donald Trump's first policy test. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 4.72 points, or 0.02 percent, to 20,656.58, the S&P 500 lost 2.49 points, or 0.11 percent, to 2,345.96 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 3.95 points, or 0.07 percent, to...

  • TREASURY YIELDS TURN HIGHER AS WALL STREET CLOSES LITTLE CHANGED, 10- YEAR YIELD LAST AT 2.416 PCT.

  • *FY adj profit view $5.70- $5.87/ shr vs est. *2nd- qtr profit $1.33/ shr vs est. Accenture plans to spend about $1.5 billion on acquisitions in the year ending August, Chief Financial Officer David Rowland said on a call with analysts on Thursday.

  • *Unions reveal incident with nuclear waste containers. PARIS, March 23- Flaws found in the production of nuclear waste containers highlight gaps in the safety culture at French nuclear group Areva's nuclear waste recycling facility at La Hague in Normandy, the firm's unions allege. An internal document from the La Hague CHSCT Health and Safety Committee, which...

  • SAO PAULO, March 23- JBS SA has suspended beef production at 33 of 36 plants in Brazil, the company said on Thursday, due to embargoes on exports to foreign countries after a corruption scandal raised sanitary questions about the Brazilian meatpacking industry.

  • TORONTO, March 23- Noranda Income Fund said on Thursday zinc output at its Quebec plant, the second-largest in North America, was at 50-60 percent of normal operating levels as a five-and-a-half week long strike dragged on. Typical annual zinc production at the plant is 270,000-275,000 tonnes, Eva Carissimi, chief executive of plant operator Canadian...

  • The House of Representatives delays a vote on legislation to begin dismantling Obamacare as President Donald Trump and leaders in Congress scramble to find enough support among fellow Republicans for their version of a new federal healthcare policy, MSNBC says. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer pledges to pursue a procedural hurdle to try to block...

  • March 23- Wall Street fell on Thursday as investors worried about a delay in a vote on a healthcare bill that is seen as President Donald Trump's first policy test. The U.S. House of Representatives canceled Thursday's vote on the healthcare plan, according to a senior House Republican aide. Failure to pass the American Health Care Act would cast doubt on Trump's...

  • WASHINGTON, March 23- The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday delayed a vote on legislation to begin dismantling Obamacare as President Donald Trump and leaders in Congress labored to find enough support among fellow Republicans for their version of a new federal healthcare policy, according to a senior House Republican aide. With this delay, House of...

  • VIENNA- European Central Bank Board Member Sabine Lautenschlager will participate in strategy panel "CROs im Dialog mit Spitzenvertretern der Aufsicht, Notenbank und Politik" at 25. BRUSSELS- European Central Bank Board Member Daniele Nouy will deliver an introductory statement on the occasion of the presentation of the ECB Annual Report on supervisory...

  • *U.S. healthcare vote key test for Trump in Congress. Republican healthcare plan seen as a litmus test of President Donald Trump's ability to pass key policies such as tax cuts through Congress. "It's really the big focal point as we sit here today," said Bill Northey, chief investment officer at the private client group of U.S. Bank in Helena, Montana.

  • WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Deputy Director for Division of Bank Supervision and Regulation Maryann Hunter will attend American Bankers Association's Government Relations Summit- 1145 GMT. FRANKFURT- French Central Bank Chief Francois Villeroy de Galhau and other top European finance officials speak in Frankfurt. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank...

  • MSNBC SAYS HOUSE VOTE ON HEALTHCARE BILL COULD COME ON FRIDAY, BUT NOT CERTAIN.

  • WASHINGTON, March 23- The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday delayed a vote on legislation to begin dismantling Obamacare as President Donald Trump and leaders in Congress labored to find enough support among fellow Republicans for their version of a new federal healthcare policy, MSNBC reported, citing multiple House leadership sources.

  • WASHINGTON, March 23- The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday delayed a vote on legislation to begin dismantling Obamacare as President Donald Trump and leaders in Congress labored to find enough support among fellow Republicans for their version of a new federal healthcare policy, MSNBC reported, citing multiple House leadership sources.