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    Shares of oil and gas company company Denbury Resources (DNR) were gaining 1.2% to $7.74 Thursday as oil prices continued to rise. WTI crude oil for May delivery was up 1.4% to $49.92 a barrel Thursday morning, and Brent crude oil was up 2.7% to $58a barrel. Oil prices were rising after Saudi Arabia initiated air strikes in Yemen, according to Reuters.

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    NEW YORK-- Treasury yields rose on Thursday, as investors reduced positions for a second trading day recovering from last week's buying spree. The rise in yields came even as the main U.S. economic report, jobless claims, fell. "It seems like the market is ignoring the economic data for a second day in a row," said Sean Murphy, senior Treasurys trader at Société Générale.

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    Shares of Whiting Petroleum Corp. (WLL) are higher by 1.58% to $32.07 at the start of trading on Thursday morning, as some energy stock get a jolt from the rise in oil prices. Crude oil is gaining by 2.78% to $50.58 per barrel and Brent crude is advancing by 2.43% to $57.85 per barrel this morning, according to the CNBC.com index.

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    * Oil jumps after air strikes on Yemen. * SanDisk (SNDK) tumbles in premarket after outlook cut. * Weekly jobless claims less than expected. * Flash Markit services sector PMI on tap. * Indexes off: Dow 0.64 pct, S&P 0.54 pct, Nasdaq 1.01 pct. By Chuck Mikolajczak.

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    opened lower on Thursday, declining for the fourth straight session, with losses driven by a continued selloff in tech and biotech stocks. Concerns about slowing growth in global economy and military strikes in Yemen sent investors for cover, pushing up prices of perceived havens such as gold and the yen. Oil prices also jumped on fears of a potential supply disruption from the Middle East.

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    Stocks moved off session lows by mid-morning on Thursday, though all benchmark indexes remained in the red. Equities have been falling since an unexpected slide in durable goods orders provided another sign the U.S. economy could be on weaker footing.

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    U.S. stocks fell for a fourth straight session on Thursday but indexes ended well off session lows with support from economic data and earnings, including Accenture's (ACN). Semiconductor stocks were again under pressure, this time after SanDisk (SNDK) cut its revenue outlook. The S&P 500 is still less than 3 percent below its record high hit three weeks ago.

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    U.S. stocks opened lower on Thursday, putting the S&P 500 on track for a fourth straight decline, after Saudi Arabia and its allies launched air strikes on Yemen. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 53.52 points, or 0.3 percent, to 17,665.02, the S&P 500 lost 8.67 points, or 0.42 percent, to 2,052.38 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 42.11 points, or 0.86 percent, to 4,834.41.

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    ConAgra Foods Inc (CAG), the maker of Slim Jim beef jerky and Chef Boyardee pasta, reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit due to cost cuts and the company raised its full-year earnings forecast. ConAgra's shares rose about 2 percent in premarket trading on Thursday.

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    Shares of Apple (AAPL) are slightly lower around $122.37 in pre-market trading as the company plans to introduce a trade-in program for iPhones in China, sources told Bloomberg, after a similar program bolstered sales in the U.S. Consumers will reportedly be able to bring in older iPhones to Apple (AAPL) stores in China for credit towards the company's new products as soon as March 31, the source said.

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    Wednesday's brutal selloff doesn't look like a one-off with stock futures extending losses on Thursday. S&P 500 futures were down 0.68%, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures tumbled 0.7%, and Nasdaq futures tanked 1.1%. . "The data looks poor and durable goods strikes as a deeper theme than just weather and strikes," said CRT Capital's David Ader.

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    The U.S. bond market's gauges on inflation expectations rose on Thursday for a fourth straight session as higher oil prices supported the notion domestic price growth may accelerate later this year in line with Federal Reserve's expectations.

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    U.S. stocks were poised for a lower open on Thursday to put the S&P 500 on track for a fourth straight decline, after Saudi Arabia and its allies launched air strikes on Yemen. Oil prices spiked, with Brent crude up 2.8 percent to $58.04 and U.S. crude up 2.4 percent to $50.38 after warplanes from Saudi Arabia and its allies struck Shi'ite Muslim rebels fighting to oust Yemen's president.

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    Tracking global markets, stock futures pointed to a lower opening for Canada's main stock index on Thursday after Saudi Arabia and its allies launched air strikes on Yemen. June futures on the S&P TSX index were down 0.09 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET.

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    Updated from 6:57 a.m. EDT. Here are 10 things you should know for Thursday, March 26: 1. -- U.S. stock futures are falling even more after Wednesday's deep drop in stock prices. European stocks fell as weak U.S. durable goods data and concerns about Greece's debt crisis and a war in Yemen weighed on stock indices Thursday, with stocks falling sharply after a Wall Street selloff.

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    * Strong overseas stock markets cap demand for Treasuries. * Foreign central bank sales mitigate private demand. * More foreign bond buying seen hinging on Fed rate hike. By Richard Leong. The advantage of higher yields in the United States has not prompted foreign buying as investors had expected, and central banks have instead dumped Treasuries in recent months.