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    The number of U.S. initial public offerings fell sharply in the first quarter as shaky equities and commodities markets took their toll, after a record number of companies went public last year. U.S. IPOs raised $4.7 billion from 26 offerings in the first quarter, nearly half of the $8.6 billion from 46 offerings in the same period last year, according to Thomson Reuters data.

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    The Health Care sector continues its ascent even as the benchmark index stumbles. The S&P 500 has risen only 0.1% this year, held back by weak corporate earnings. The benchmark index rose 11% last year and 30% in 2013, helped by the Federal Reserve's easy-money policies.

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    * Dow Chemical (DOW) to spin off unit, merge it with Olin. * Healthcare buoys indexes as biotechs bounce back. * Fed Chair Janet Yellen to speak shortly before the closing bell. * Indexes up: Dow 0.01 pct, S&P 0.08 pct, Nasdaq 0.23 pct. By Chuck Mikolajczak.

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    * Dow Chemical (DOW) to spin off unit, merge it with Olin. * Healthcare buoys indexes as biotechs bounce back. * Fed Chair Janet Yellen to speak shortly before the closing bell. * Indexes up: Dow 0.01 pct, S&P 0.08 pct, Nasdaq 0.23 pct. By Chuck Mikolajczak.

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    Exxon Mobil (XOM) shares are down 0.42% to $83.97 in trading today as oil prices ended their brief rally from earlier this week and decline today on fears that a nuclear enrichment agreement between the U.S. and Iran would lead to the lifting of sanctions against Iranian oil and add to the glut of crude supply already on the market.Industry standard Brent crude for May delivery is down 2.42% to $57.7...

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    Shares of offshore drilling company Transocean (RIG) were falling 4.8% to $14.59 Friday as oil prices fell after five straight days of gains. WTI crude oil for May delivery was down 2.8% to $49.99 early Friday afternoon and Brent oil for May delivery was down 2.5% to $57.70 a barrel.

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    The number of U.S. initial public offerings fell sharply in the first quarter as shaky equities and commodities markets took their toll, after a record number of companies went public last year. U.S. IPOs raised $4.7 billion from 26 offerings in the first quarter, nearly half of the $8.6 billion from 46 offerings in the same period last year, according to Thomson Reuters data.

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    Stocks were holding onto minor gains through the afternoon session, the first day in the green after four session of losses. The S&P 500 was up 0.2% on Friday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.14%, and the Nasdaq climbed 0.41%. For the week, all indexes were down at least 2%. Markets on Friday have been holding steady ahead of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's monetary policy speech.

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    Shares of Oasis Petroleum (OAS) were falling 1.3% to $13.97 Friday as oil prices fell after five straight days of gains. WTI crude oil for May delivery was down 2.6% to $50.11 Friday morning and Brent oil for May delivery was down 2.5% to $57.74 a barrel.

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    Shares of Energy XII Ltd. are down by 4.53% to $4 in late morning trading on Friday as some energy stocks decline today along with the price of oil. Crude oil is lower by 2.57% to $50.11 per barrel and Brent crude is slipping by 2.30% to $57.83 per barrel this morning according to the CNBC.com index.

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    Shares of oil company SandRidge Energy (SD) were falling 3.3% to $1.76 Friday as oil prices fell after five days of gains. WTI crude oil for May delivery was down 3% to $49.90 Friday morning and Brent oil for May delivery was down 2.4% to $57.77 a barrel.

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    opened a touch stronger on Friday, but the main indexes looked set to book hefty losses over the week. Investors assessed the final revision to the fourth-quarter GDP, which remained unchanged at 2.2%. The report also showed that quarterly corporate profits over the same period fell for the first time since 2008. Analysts hinted that worries about sluggish corporate profits had been weighing on sentiment lately.

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    * Dow Chemical to spin off unit, merge it with Olin. * Healthcare buoys indexes as biotechs bounce back. * Fed Chair Janet Yellen to speak shortly before the closing bell. * Indexes: Dow flat, S&P up 0.1 pct, Nasdaq up 0.3 pct. By Rodrigo Campos.

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    Shares of Chesapeake Energy Corp. (CHK) are down by 1.48% to $14.01 in mid-morning trading on Friday, as some energy stocks are pushed into the red today as oil prices resume their decline as concerns fade over supply disruptions in the Middle East as a result of the Saudi Arabia airstrikes in Yemen.

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    Stocks recovered from an earlier drop by mid-morning on Friday, though gains were limited as crude oil fell below a $50 level again. Equities have been under pressure this week after the latest bout of softer data pointed to a potential U.S. slowdown, while Federal Reserve members continue to suggest a rate hike will occur this year.