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     United Rentals  is moving higher in extended trading after posting first-quarter earnings above analysts' estimates. After the bell, shares added 2.7% to $93.98. The equipment rental company recorded earnings of 90 cents a share over the three months to March. The Stamford, Conn.-based business generated revenue of $1.18 billion, a 7.3% year-over-year increase and in line with estimates.

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     Neustar  is falling in extended trading after reporting lower-than-expected earnings in its first quarter. After the bell, shares had taken off 2.6% to $27.50. The real-time analytics specialist said it earned 84 cents a share over the three months to March, 4 cents lower than analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters (TRI) forecast.

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    NEW YORK-- U.S. stocks rallied Wednesday, gaining for the third consecutive day. Markets got a boost from better-than-expected economic growth data in China and an upbeat industrial production report in the U.S. Inc. and Intel Inc. lifted tech stocks.

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    Mobile TeleSystems OJSC shares closed up 2.2% to $15.76 in trading on Wednesday.The rise follows the company's upgrade to "buy" from "hold" by analysts at Standpoint Research. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months.

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    NEW YORK-- Treasury prices slipped Wednesday, with the yield gap between intermediate and long-term Treasurys narrowing as the market interpreted a slightly more hawkish tone in a speech by Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen. Yellen said in a talk that she foresees a fully-healed economy in the next two years, with the labor market returning to full speed and inflation picking up. She noted the persistently low price of goods as one area for concern.

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     Shares of CBS Corporation (CBS) are higher 1.76% to $60.21, and shares of its outdoor subsidiary, CBS Outdoor America Inc., are higher 6.23% to $30.83, following news the IRS issued a favorable private letter ruling in regards to the company's plan for CBS Outdoor. CBS (CBS) is planning on converting its outdoor advertising subsidiary into a real estate investment trust.

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    By Myra P. Saefong and Victor Reklaitis, MarketWatch. SAN FRANCISCO-- A U.S. government report on Wednesday showed a weekly jump in crude inventories that was over four times more than the market expected, but oil futures still finished a penny higher as concerns over clashes between pro-Russia militants and Ukrainian forces continued to feed worries over global oil supplies. Crude for May delivery tacked on a cent for the session to settle at $103.76 a barrel on the New York...

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    *Prices fall as China growth beats expectations, stocks rise* Industrial production strong, housing data disappoints* Yellen optimistic on economy; stresses jobs, inflation* Five, seven-year notes underperform after Yellen* Treasury to sell $18 bln, 5- yr TIPS on Thursday By Karen Brettell NEW YORK, April 16- U.S. Better-then-expected growth in China, the world's...

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    By Myra P. Saefong and William L. Watts, MarketWatch. SAN FRANCISCO-- Gold futures settled with a gain on Wednesday as traders assessed a speech from Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen, while copper prices climbed following data showing China's economy slowed somewhat less than feared. Gold for June delivery tacked on $3.20, or 0.3%, to settle at $1,303.50 an ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange after touching a low of $1,293.50 in electronic trading.

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    * China's growth slows, but exceeds median forecast. * U.S. industrial production rises for second month. * Yellen re-affirms monetary policy support. * Indexes up: Dow 0.6 pct, S&P 0.6 pct, Nasdaq 0.6 pct. By Rodrigo Campos.

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    We received news this week that U.S. consumer prices modestly increased in March, driven in large part by food, energy and housing costs. In some corners of the blogosphere, that was seen as a warning that inflation is accelerating, something that could lead to a correction in stocks. Sure, the fact that the Consumer Price Index was up 0.2% in March, topping forecasts, is noteworthy, especially after a 0.1% rise in CPI from February.

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    *TSX rises 69.11 points, or 0.48 percent, to 14,373.03* All of 10 main index sectors advance* Metro jumps after posting results By John Tilak TORONTO, April 16- Canada's main stock index advanced on Wednesday after bullish economic data from China boosted investor sentiment and helped drive gains in every major sector. China has enough policy wiggle room and...

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    SAN FRANCISCO-- Shares of Texas Instruments (TXN) and other chipmakers fell sharply on Wednesday as Wall Street reacted to downbeat reports from two companies that appear to signal slower-than-anticipated growth in the semiconductor market. Linear Technology (LLTC) shed 5% after the maker of analog semiconductors reported weaker-than- expected revenue. ASML Holding (ASML), which manufactures equipment for making semiconductors, also spooked chip investors by cutting its outlook,...

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    *Prices fall as China growth beats expectations, stocks rise* Bonds pare some losses after US housing data disappoints* Yellen to speak, Fed beige book due later on Wednesday* Fed to buy $0.90 bln- $1.15 bln bonds due 2036-2044 By Karen Brettell NEW YORK, April 16- U.S. China, the world's second-largest economy, grew 7.4 percent in the January-March quarter from a year...

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    NEW YORK-- U.S. stocks opened higher on Wednesday after earnings reports from companies such as Bank of America Corp. and Yahoo, Inc.. Ahead of the opening bell, market reaction to housing starts and industrial production data was muted. Investors will also focus on remarks by Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen due at noon Eastern.