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    Oil prices fell more than $1 on Friday, after sharp gains in the previous session, as worries of a disruption to crude supplies due to Saudi Arabia-led air strikes in Yemen eased. Goldman Sachs said in note that the strikes in Yemen would have little effect on oil supplies as the country was only a small crude exporter and tankers could avoid passing its waters to reach their ports of destination.

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    SAN FRANCISCO-- Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Friday's session are BlackBerry Ltd. (BBRY), Carnival Corp. (CCL) and Finish Line Inc. (FINL). BlackBerry is projected to report a loss of 4 cents a share in the fourth quarter, according to a consensus survey by FactSet. Carnival is forecast to report first-quarter earnings of 9 cents a share.

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    South Korea hopes its infrastructure companies will benefit from the country joining the China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, the finance ministry said on Friday. Shares in some iron and steel products makers rose sharply in early trading, partly on hopes for new orders when the AIIB is operational and funding infrastructure projects, which is likely next year.

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    South Korea hopes its infrastructure companies will benefit from the country joining the China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, the finance ministry said on Friday. Shares in some iron and steel products makers rose sharply in early trading, partly on hopes for new orders when the AIIB is operational and funding infrastructure projects, which is likely next year.

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    For the past month, the name most associated with venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is former partner Ellen Pao, who took the firm to trial for gender discrimination and retaliation. Now the company is searching for new names, at a more intense level than is typical in venture capital, leaders who will take over the firm in coming years as current partners retire.

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    Australian stocks headed modestly higher Friday, swinging from a negative open on the back of mild losses overnight in the U.S. The S&P/ASX 200 was quoted 0.3% higher about 40 minutes into trade, with energy shares leading the gains after oil futures extended their sharp advance a day after Saudi Arabia and its allies intervened in the Yemeni civil war. Oil Search Ltd. and Santos Ltd. rose 1.3% each, while Beach Energy Ltd. gained 0.9% and Woodside Petroleum Ltd. advanced 1.1%.

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    By Wallace Witkowski and Sue Chang, MarketWatch. GameStop (GME) shares decline as results, outlook miss Street view. SAN FRANCISCO-- Restoration Hardware Holdings Inc. (RH) shares declined in the extended session Thursday after the high-end home furnishings retailer topped Wall Street expectations for the latest quarter but provided a weak outlook.

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    - Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook is joining the roster of the very rich who are giving away their wealth. Fortune magazine cited the head of the world's largest technology corporation as saying he planned to donate his estimated $785 million fortune to charity - after paying for his 10-year-old nephew's college education.

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    Yahoo Inc. (YHOO) got approval from its board to buy back an addition $2 billion in company shares, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing late Thursday. The new plan expires March 31, 2018. Yahoo (YHOO) said it still has authorization for $726 million in share repurchases left under a previous plan. Yahoo (YHOO) shares rose 1.2% to $45 on moderate volume.

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    A U.S. consumer financial watchdog on Thursday outlined plans to crack down on payday lending practices that leave borrowers with debt they cannot repay, and President Barack Obama touted the move as a contrast with Republican polices.

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     Restoration Hardware Holdings shares are rising in after-hours trading today after the home furnishings retailer reported its fourth quarter fiscal results after the closing bell Thursday.The Corte Madera, CA-based company reported a 19 cent increase in its year over year quarterly EPS, earning $1.02 per share after earning 83 cents per share during the same period last year.

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    Even though gas prices are low, time is still money. So, if you're in the market for a new car, truck or SUV, you should consider makes and models that get good gas mileage. The 2015 fuel economy guide from the U.S. Environmental Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy rates the gas mileage of most vehicles in the U.S. We highlighted which ones in each class do the worst.

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    Scholastic Corp. (SCHL) shares closed trading down 0.92% to $37.90 on Thursday after the global children's publishing, education and media company reported its third quarter earnings results before the opening bell today.The company reported a net loss of $22.1 million, or an EPS loss of 59 cents per share on an adjusted basis, on revenue of $382.1 million for the period.

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    GameStop Corp. (GME) shares declined in the extended session Thursday after the video-game retailer's quarterly results and outlook fell short of Wall Street estimates. GameStop (GME) shares fell 3.5% to $37.45 on moderate volume. The company reported adjusted fourth-quarter earnings of $2.15 a share on revenue of $3.48 billion.