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     Shares of United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) are higher 2.07% to $1.36 in pre-market trading on Wednesday. The natural, organic and specialty foods distributor was upgraded to "buy" from "neutral" at Jefferies Group, The firm said the ratings change was "driven by success of new margin initiative, strong sales momentum, and addition of distribution capacity."

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     Shares of Precision Drilling Corp (PDS) are trading higher 4.07% to $12.26 in pre-market trading on Wednesday. The contract drilling company was upgraded to "overweight" from "underweight" at Morgan Stanley (MS), The firm said it upgraded the company's rating as the natural gas market should see "meaningful secular growth and the company can gain market share."

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     Shares of Yelp Inc. (YELP) are trading 3.08% higher to $63.06 in pre-market trading on Wednesday, after a ratings upgrade. The local business review website was upgraded to "buy" from "neutral" at Citigroup (C), The firm said it changed Yelp's rating after a recent pull back in shares created a buying opportunity. Must Read: Warren Buffett's 10 Favorite Growth Stocks.

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    * China's growth slows, but exceeds median forecast. * Bank of America (BAC) posts loss, shares fall. * Futures up: Dow 60 pts, S&P 7 pts, Nasdaq 13 pts. By Rodrigo Campos. U.S. stocks were set to rise at the open on Wednesday after China's economic growth exceeded expectations and Yahoo (YHOO) shares rallied on the strength of revenue growth in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, in which it has a stake.

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    * China's growth slows, but exceeds median forecast. * Bank of America (BAC) posts loss, shares fall. * Futures up: Dow 75 pts, S&P 9 pts, Nasdaq 20 pts. U.S. stock index futures rose on Wednesday after China's economic growth came in above expectations and Yahoo (YHOO) shares rallied on the strength of revenue growth in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, in which it has a stake.

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    With earnings season in full swing, investors are unsure of what to make of the markets' volatility. Tuesday, the Dow Jones industrial average closed at 16,243 after rebounding from a session low of 16,063. Let's begin with Google , which will report first-quarter earnings Wednesday after the close.

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    Didn't we do the same thing yesterday? After scaring investors with a test of recent lows, stocks bounced back harder and higher today. Twitter rallies over 10% in afternoon after buying Gnip http://stks.co/t0DGP $TWTR http://stks.co/h0VK0 _ Y CHARTS Apr. 15 at 01:57 PMI think today is a significant event in $TWTR and this should not be taken lightly.

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    *TSX rises 19.49 points, or 0.14 percent, to 14,303.92* Eight of 10 main index sectors advance* Scotiabank shares rise; lender says keen on Mexico By John Tilak TORONTO, April 15- Canada's main stock index edged higher on Tuesday after upbeat U.S. economic data and corporate results helped offset worries about increasing instability in Ukraine and a sharp decline...

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    By Wallace Witkowski and Victor Reklaitis, MarketWatch. SAN FRANCISCO-- U.S. stocks closed higher Tuesday following a choppy session, bouncing back from a sizable drop that came after reports of fighting on the ground in Ukraine. The main indexes advanced for a second straight day and finished a little under their morning highs, which came as blue chips Coca-Cola Co. (KO) and Johnson& Johnson Inc. boosted sentiment with upbeat earnings reports.

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     CSX was falling 0.5% to $28.14 in after-hours trading Tuesday despite beating analysts' estimates in earnings and increasing its quarterly dividend by 7%. For the first quarter the railroad company posted earnings of 40 cents a share. CSX said that operating income declined 16% to $739 million due to the harsh winter.

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    NEW YORK-- Treasury prices rose Tuesday as fears crested over a a conflict in Ukraine, but pared gains toward the end of the session as the market refocused on stronger U.S. economic growth. Russian forces were seen on the ground in the eastern Ukrainian cities of Slavyansk and Kramatorsk on Tuesday, as Ukrainian forces mobilized to regain control of its eastern cities, according to news reports. The headlines heightened market fears that simmering tensions could boil over.

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    Updated from 4:44 p.m. to include comments from the earnings call. NEW YORK Yahoo (YHOO)! Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Yahoo (YHOO)! For the quarter, the company noted that display revenue ex-TAC was $409 million, a 2% increase year over year, as the number of ads increased 7% year-over-year, but the price per ad continued to trend lower, falling 5% over the same time frame. Shares of Yahoo!

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     Interactive Brokers Group was gaining 5.8% to $22.80 in after-hours trading Tuesday after beating analysts' expectations for earnings and revenue in the first quarter. For the first quarter Interactive Brokers Group reported earnings of 34 cents a share, beating consensus estimates of 29 cents a share by 5 cents.

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     Intel is moving higher in extended trading after beating earnings estimates in its first quarter. After the bell, shares added 3.3% to $27.65. Over the three months to March, the tech giant reported net income of 38 cents a share, a penny higher than analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters expected.

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    NEW YORK-- U.S. stocks closed higher Tuesday following a choppy session, bouncing back from a sizable drop that came after reports of fighting on the ground in Ukraine. The main indexes closed a little under their morning highs, which came as blue chips Coca-Cola Co. and Johnson& Johnson Inc. delivered upbeat earnings reports. The S&P 500 rose 12.37, or 0.7%, to end at 1842.98, according to preliminary FactSet data.