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    NEW YORK-- Treasury yields fell Thursday as investors digested mixed economic reports and conflicting comments from Federal Reserve officials. Analysts said that the increased volatility in the market in the past few trading days has been driven by knee-jerk reactions to economic releases as market participants attempt to discern when the "data-dependent" Fed will deliver the first hike in the benchmark fed-funds rate since 2006.. "The Fed's insistence that the move will be...

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    U.S. stocks closed slightly lower Thursday as investors grappled with upbeat earnings reports, downbeat economic data, and a handful of Federal Reserve speakers debating when the central bank should raise interest rates. Following a session of slight gains and declines, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 6.84 points at 18,105.77. The S&P 500 Index finished down 1.64 points at 2,104.99.

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    Stocks gave up all gains by market close Thursday after a choppy session with no clear direction. The S&P 500 fell 0.08% on Thursday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was flat, and the Nasdaq slipped 0.06%. Must Read: 13 Volatile Stocks to Buy Right Now if You Are a Risk Taker.

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    Shares of California Resources Corp   are up 4.43% to $9.43 in Thursday's trading session, as oil prices reach new 2015 highs after a group of former Al Qaeda militants took control of a southern oil terminal in Yemen, according to Reuters. The oil terminal is a major hub for the Hadramout region, and exports between 120,000 to 140,000 barrels per day of crude oil, Reuters noted.

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    * Most Treasuries end little changed after choppy trading day * Consumer price data on Friday in focus * Fed Vice Chairman Fischer cites rising inflation, wages By Karen Brettell NEW YORK, April 16 - Most U.S. Treasury yields fell modestly on Thursday after a choppy trading day as investors grappled with mixed data on the U.S. economy and concerns about Greece's standoff with its creditors.

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     U.S. stocks are flat on Thursday but Netflix (NFLX)  rose 16.75% on its impressive earnings results. The company beat on earnings per share estimates and reported in-line revenue results. Must Read: Warren Buffett's Top 10 Dividend-Paying Stocks for 2015 Netflix (NFLX) is a "fantastic company," Jon Najarian, co-founder of optionmonster.com and trademonster.com, said on CNBC's "Fast Money Halftime."

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    Gold futures after strong gains a day earlier. Weakness in the U.S. dollar, however, helped prices hold ground near$ 1,200 to finish above the session's lowest levels. June gold shed $3.30, or 0.3%, to settle at $1,198 an ounce after an intraday low of $1,194.30 on Comex.

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    Goldman Sachs (GS)  smashed through analyst estimates when it released earnings before the bell Thursday morning. Earnings were $5.94 per share and revenue was $10.62 billion compared with analyst estimates of $4.26 and $9.35 billion respectively. Must Read: Warren Buffet's Top 10 Stock Buys. Goldman saw all its business units contribute to the blowout quarter.

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    Oil stocks have been on a tremendous tear recently, but I just cannot recommend buying even the strongest oil companies at the levels they are at today. I was one of the few analysts in the oil space who was recommending quality oil exploration and production companies when oil was in freefall in the early months of 2015. Must Read: Warren Buffett's Top 10 Stock Buys.

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    Shares of Seadrill were falling 2.8% to $12.23 Thursday as oil prices fall after OPEC's announcement of increased oil output in March. WTI crude oil for May delivery was down 1.4% to $55.63 a barrel early Thursday afternoon and Brent crude oil for June delivery was down 0.9% to $62.78 a barrel. On Thursday OPEC reported that its oil output increased to 810,000 barrels a day, according to Reuters.

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    Shares of Transocean (RIG) were falling 2.8% to $18.37 on Thursday as oil prices fell, paring gains from the last two days. WTI crude oil for May delivery was down 1.3% to $55.68 a barrel early Thursday afternoon and Brent crude oil for June delivery was down 0.9% to $62.78 a barrel.

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    Warren Resources (WRES) shares are down 2.43% to $1.21 in trading on Thursday as oil prices continue to show volatility, falling today to end the consecutive gains streak crude prices experienced this week.Oil prices are falling today after OPEC reported that its oil output in March increased by 810,000 barrels, confirming speculation that it was increasing its production in spite of a glut of supply ...