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    * April CPI up 0.1 pct vs 0.2 rise in March. * Core inflation at highest since January 2013. * Yellen speaks at 1:00 p.m. * Aeropostle slumps after results. * Futures down: Dow 23 pts, S&P 3.75 pts, Nasdaq 3 pts. By Tanya Agrawal.

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    Critical intelligence before the U.S. markets open. Red may have been the color of choice for celebrities and billionaire buddies decorating their snouts in the name of charity on Thursday, but it's been a rare shade for the stock market lately. The S&P just closed at its 10th record high of the year and looks poised for another.

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    * Futures up: Dow 14 pts, S&P 0.5 pts, Nasdaq 3.5 pts. U.S. stock index futures were higher on Friday, a day after the S&P 500 ended at an all-time high and ahead of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's take on the economy that investors will peruse for clues on the timing of a rate hike.

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    Updated from 7:15 a.m. Here are 10 things you should know for Friday, May 22: 1. -- U.S. stock futures are sinking as investors wait to hear Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speak Friday afternoon. European stocks slipped Friday after German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras, but put a damper on hopes of an early agreement on Greek debt.

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    Hanergy Thin Film Power Group (HNGSF) is getting dropped as a component of the Guggenheim Solar ETF (TAN), a Guggenheim Partners spokesman told MarketWatch on Thursday. The move comes one day after, leading the ETF to close down 7.8% on Wednesday. The ETF's index provider, MacSolar, "will drop Hanergy from its index, effective on the close of the date Hanergy resumes trading," Guggenheim spokesman Ivy McLemore said in an email.

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    Ross Stores (ROST) shares are climbing, up 0.44% to $102 per share, in after-hours trading on Thursday following the release of the Dublin, CA-based retailer's first quarter earnings results after the closing bell today.The company reported first quarter net income of $282.2 million, or $1.37 cents per share, topping analysts $1.28 cent per share expectations for the period by 9 cents.

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    * TSX up 130.78 points, or 0.87 percent, to 15,203.61. By Solarina Ho. Canada's main stock index rebounded on Thursday as financial and energy stocks, bolstered by a rally in oil prices, pushed the TSX to its best performance in more than a week.

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    Shares of BlackBerry were gaining 1.9% to $10.46 after-hours Thursday after the smartphone maker announced a new share repurchase plan. The Waterloo, Ontario-based smartphone maker said its board of directors authorized a buyback plan to purchase for cancellation up to 12 million BlackBerry common shares, or about 2.6% of all outstanding common shares.

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    By Anora Mahmudova and Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch. Best Buy shares surge after upbeat earnings. U.S. stocks ended slightly higher on Thursday, sending the S&P 500 to a fresh record.

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    Marvell Technologies (MRVL) shares are down 2.23% to $14.05 in after-hours trading on Thursday after the semiconductor company reported its first quarter earnings results after the closing bell today.The company reported non-GAAP net income of $71 million, or 13 cents per diluted share, about half the 25 cents per share the company reported during the same period a year ago.

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    * Canadian dollar at C$1.2208 or 81.91 U.S. cents * Bond prices mostly higher across the maturity curve OTTAWA, May 21 - The Canadian dollar was little changed against the greenback on Thursday, as a rebound in the price of oil was not enough to spur investors awaiting domestic inflation and retail sales figures due on Friday.

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    Shares of Brocade Communications Systems (BRCD) were falling 3.2% to $11.63 after-hours Thursday after the networking solutions company missed analysts' estimates for revenue in the fiscal second quarter. Brocade reported revenue of $547 million for the second quarter, a 1.9% increase from the year-ago quarter, but below analysts' estimates of $551.33 million.

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    * Jobless claims average shows resilient labor market. * Factory data and home resales weaker than expected. * Investors wary of light volume. * Dow ends flat, S&P up 0.23 pct, Nasdaq up 0.38 pct. By Noel Randewich. May 21 - The S&P 500 closed at a record high on Thursday after disappointing economic data bolstered expectations that an interest rate hike is likely to come only later in the year.