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    Heading into another peak earnings week, Apple Inc. (AAPL), energy, and health care company earnings are set to dominate. Stocks finished the past week higher following a mixed bag of earnings reports where the stronger dollar was blamed for weakness. For the week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished up 1.4%, the S&P 500 index advanced 1.8%, and the Nasdaq Composite Index rallied 3.3%.

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    * Amazon shares hit life high after revenue beats estimates. * Xerox slumps after it cuts forecast. * Time Warner Cable rises; Charter seeks talks. * Indexes ends up: Dow 0.12 pct, S&P 0.23 pct, Nasdaq 0.71 pct. By Noel Randewich. The Nasdaq Composite and S&P 500 chalked up record high closes on Friday, propelled by strong results from tech behemoths Google, Amazon and Microsoft.

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    NEW YORK-- Treasury yields fell Friday after a weak durable goods report followed Thursday's disappointing jobless claims, new-home sales and manufacturing data. The flurry of weak reports confirmed investors' fears of soft Q1 growth, missed GDP and inflation expectations. As a result, a bullish sentiment was evident in the Treasury market on Thursday and Friday, given that the Federal Reserve is operating on a data-dependent mode regarding a potential interest-rate increase.

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    * Greece, creditors wrestle over reforms to reach debt deal * Weak U.S. business investment data spurs bids for bonds * Analysts see no hint of rate move from Fed next week * Benchmark yields rise on week to middle of recent range (Adds quote, updates market action) By Richard Leong NEW YORK, April 24 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasuries prices rose on Friday as data showing weakness in U.S. business investment in March supported the view that it is unlikely the Federal Reserve will signal next week it is close to raising interest rates. The absence of a breakthrough in debt negotiations between Greece and its creditors also underpinned safe-haven demand for low-risk government debt, analysts said. Before the two-day Federal Open Market Committee meeting that will begin next Tuesday, benchmark yields rose for the week, ending in the middle of the 1.80-2.01 percent range set in the past four weeks. "We expect the FOMC to leave everything on the table and maintain a similar tone to the last statement," said Ira Jersey, head of U.S. interest rate strategy at Credit Suisse in New York. "We think the long end will remain relatively stable even if the Fed does become a bit more hawkish." A wave of disappointing domestic data since the March FOMC meeting has spurred economists to downgrade their outlooks for the U.S. economy in 2015. The U.S. Commerce Department said on Friday a closely watched proxy for business spending plans fell 0.5 percent last month. In overseas developments, Greece offered some concessions on reforms demanded by lenders in exchange for new funding. But euro zone creditors said negotiations must speed up to get a deal done by June, when Athens is expected to run out of cash. "The situation is very uncertain. That causes investor anxiety and creates a bid for high-quality assets" such as Treasuries, said Jeff MacDonald, Fiduciary Trust's director of fixed income strategy in New York. The rise in Treasuries prices was muted by Thursday's record high set by the Standard & Poor's 500 index, along with a pullback in German Bunds, whose 10-year yields were on track for their biggest weekly rise since December. In late afternoon U.S. trading, benchmark U.S. 10-year Treasury notes were up 9/32 in price for a yield of 1.921 percent, down 3.1 basis points from Thursday. The 10-year yield was set to rise nearly 7 basis points on the week after hitting 1.993 percent on Wednesday, which was the highest in 3-1/2 weeks, according to Reuters data. The 30-year bond was up 14/32 in price to yield 2.616 percent, down 2.1 basis points. The yield was on track to rise 11 basis points on the week. (Reporting by Richard Leong; Editing by Peter Galloway and Dan Grebler)

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    * Amazon shares touch life high after revenue beats estimates. * Xerox slumps to year low as it cuts forecast. * Time Warner Cable rises after Comcast abandons merger. * Indexes up: Dow 0.17 pct, S&P 0.3 pct, Nasdaq 0.8 pct. By Noel Randewich.

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    Shares of Goldcorp (GG) are down by 2.46% to $19.04 in early afternoon trading on Friday, as some mining and related stocks fall along with the price of gold. Gold is down today, making its way towards a third weekly loss in a row, as global equities strengthen shifting interest from the safe haven metal, Reuters reports.

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    * MSCI World index hits multiyear high, Nasdaq poised to set fresh record. * Dollar slips after weak U.S. business spending figures. * Benchmark Treasury yields slip after weak U.S. data. By Rodrigo Campos and Herbert Lash.

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    Gold futures to tally a loss of more than 2% for the week as investors looked ahead to the Federal Reserve's policy meeting next week. June gold shed $19.30, or 1.6%, to settle at $1,175 an ounce. Prices, based on the most- active contracts, fell about 2.4% for the week.

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    The Nasdaq's March 2000 peak brought with it a plethora of colorful personalities - Wall Street analysts, bankers and tech moguls - who saw their reputations tarnished once the bubble burst. Now that the index has surpassed its prior peak, here is an update on some of the most notable names of the last Nasdaq boom. HENRY BLODGET: ULTIMATE BUSINESS INSIDER.

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    Shares of Gold Fields (GFI) are down by 3.73% to $4.13 in early afternoon trading on Friday, as some mining and related stocks take a hit today due to the declining price of gold. Gold for June delivery is lower by 1.51% to $1,176.30 per ounce on the COMEX this afternoon.

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    By Myra P. Saefong and William Watts, MarketWatch. Gold futures lost ground Friday, leaving the yellow metal on track for a weekly loss as investors awaited next week's Federal Open Market Committee and looked to the U.S. dollar for near-term directional cues. Gold for June delivery on Comex fell $17.70, or 1.5%, to $1,176.60 an ounce.

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    The Nasdaq Composite Index is up 0.8% to $5,096.60 in trading on Friday and is the subject of today's Trifecta Stocks 'Chart of the Day' analysis.The composite index recently reached highs it has not seen since March 2000, however analysts Bryan Ashenberg and Bob Lang do not see the Nasdaq as being overbought yet based on momentum indicators.

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    The S&P 500 hit an intraday record and the Nasdaq was hovering at record highs by late Friday, boosted by a rally in shares of Amazon, Google (GOOG)  and Microsoft, . The S&P 500 added 0.19%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.05%, and the Nasdaq bounced 0.66% higher to 5,089. Time Warner Cable (TWX) spiked 5% on reports Charter Communications (CHTR) is considering making a bid, according to Dow Jones.

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    Shares of Petrobras  rose 5.93% to $9.19 in morning trading Friday after CFO Ivan Monteiro said the Brazilian state-owned energy company would take "any opportunity" to raise cash at a competitive cost in debt markets as early as this year. Monteiro noted, however, that the company expects "zero" chance of issuing new shares at this time, according to the Wall Street Journal.