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    Will earnings misses keep on getting rewarded? Earnings season may have gotten a little bit tougher as heavyweights from the industrial, consumer staples, and tech sectors report this week following a big Friday selloff. Stocks fell apart on Friday on global jitters, sending both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and Nasdaq Composite Index down 1.3% for the week, and the S&P 500 index down 1%.

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    In January 2014, veteran short-seller Bill Fleckenstein said he was readying a new fund to bet on falling stock prices. Despite lackluster U.S. economic data, a world grappling with slow growth, concern that Greece and Ukraine could default on their debts, the U.S. stock market has been more than resilient. "How are you supposed to actively short stocks in this environment?

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    In January 2014, veteran short-seller Bill Fleckenstein said he was readying a new fund to bet on falling stock prices. Despite lackluster U.S. economic data, a world grappling with slow growth, concern that Greece and Ukraine could default on their debts, the U.S. stock market has been more than resilient. "How are you supposed to actively short stocks in this environment?

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    Investors attempting to determine whether U.S. equities will rebound from Friday's selloff or continue to sink will look to a deluge of earnings next week for a clearer picture of the economy. The S&P dropped 1.1 percent on Friday, its biggest decline since March 25. Since hitting a high of 2,119.59 on Feb. 25, the S&P has held in a range of about 80 points.

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    Investors attempting to determine whether U.S. equities will rebound from Friday's selloff or continue to sink will look to a deluge of earnings next week for a clearer picture of the economy. The S&P dropped 1.1 percent on Friday, its biggest decline since March 25. Since hitting a high of 2,119.59 on Feb. 25, the S&P has held in a range of about 80 points.

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    Investors attempting to determine whether U.S. equities will rebound from Friday's selloff or continue to sink will look to a deluge of earnings next week for a clearer picture of the economy. The S&P dropped 1.1 percent on Friday, its biggest decline since March 25. Since hitting a high of 2,119.59 on Feb. 25, the S&P has held in a range of about 80 points.

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    The stock indexes finished the trading week on an ugly note. The DJIA was lower by 280 points to close at 17,826.30 and the S&P 500 lost 23.81 points to close at 2,081.18. The Nasdaq lost 75.97 points to finish at 4,931.81 while the Russell 2000 lost 21.04 to close at 1,251.85. The S&P 500 Trust Series ETF volume came in at over 180 million shares traded, very heavy versus the last several weeks.

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    Shares of Barrick Gold  ended Friday's regular trading session up 0.87% to $12.76, as gold rallied on U.S. inflation data, according to Reuters. The rise in U.S. consumer prices in March muted speculation that the Federal Reserve will delay its first interest rate hike in about a decade, Reuters reports.

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    NEW YORK-- Treasury yields finished lower after a volatile session Friday, registering a six-day losing streak, the longest since January 7, 2015.. The flight-to-safety was enhanced on Friday, as investors dropped riskier assets during a stock selloff fueled by Greek default fears and new Chinese regulations that will enable investors to bet that highflying stocks will fall in value. The market changed direction through choppy trading several times throughout the week, as...

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     International Business Machines Corp. is scheduled to release its 2015 first quarter earnings results after the market close on Monday afternoon. Shares of IBM (IBM) closed lower by 1.51% to $160.67 on Friday afternoon, but turned slightly higher by 0.19% to $160.97 in after hours trading.

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    closed sharply lower on Friday as a confluence of intensifying Greek default fears and new stock-market regulation from China put investors on edge. The S&P 500 and Dow industrials suffered their biggest one-day point declines in more than three weeks. The main indexes recorded their first weekly losses after two consecutive weeks of gains.

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    Shares of Oasis Petroleum  are slipping, down 5.34% to $17.36 in late afternoon trading Friday, as both WTI and Brent crude prices trade in the red. West Texas Intermediate was down 1.52% to $55.85 a barrel at 3:12 p.m. ET in New York, while Brent crude was lower by 0.64% to $63.57 a barrel.

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    * Yields curve flattens after CPI data * 10-yr bond prices end US trading session little changed * German debt yields plunge to new lows By Karen Brettell NEW YORK, April 17 - The U.S. Treasury yield curve flattened on Friday after data showed that U.S. consumer prices rose for a second straight month in March, but were lower than a year ago.

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    Oil futures as a drop in the U.S. stock market and ongoing debt woes in Greece fed concerns about energy demand. Prices still saw a gain of 7.9% for the week as traders looked for more signs of a potential slowdown in U.S. production. May crude settled at $55.74 a barrel, down 97 cents, or 1.7%, for the New York Mercantile Exchange session.

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    Shares of SandRidge Energy  are down 7.78% to $2.07 in afternoon trading Friday, as both WTI and Brent crude prices fall to trade in the red. West Texas Intermediate was down 1.34% to $55.95 a barrel at 1:03 p.m. in New York, while Brent crude was lower by 0.06% to $63.94 a barrel. Oilfield services giant Baker Hughes reported a smaller drop in U.S oil rig count than the previous rig count.

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    ServiceNow (NOW) shares are falling 13.98 to $71.26 on heavy volume Friday, continuing the decline the stock experienced in after-hours trading yesterday following the release of the company's first quarter earnings report.Shares fell on weak second quarter guidance that failed to meet analysts' expectations despite a strong first quarter that topped guidance.