Stocks rally more than 1%, paring losses for 1st quarter

Amazon bounced back to end the day up 1.1 percent despite further criticism by President Donald Trump that the company does not pay enough taxes and a 4.6 percent loss during trading hours.

The benchmark Dow Jones Industrial Average ended essentially flat, down less than a tenth of a percentage point at 23 848.42, but the broader S&P 500 fell 0.3 percent to 2 605.00.

But worries that retaliatory tariffs would harm the global economy led investors to cut equity exposure to a four-month low in March and reduce holdings of USA stocks to the lowest in almost two years, according to a Reuters poll.

Facebook scraped out a 0.5% gain after days of heavy losses but the continued woes for Silicon Valley giants have weighed on investor sentiment for the sector that buoyed markets through much of the 2017 rally. The S&P 500 was up 28.83 points, or 1.11 percent and the Nasdaq Composite rose 84.60 points, or 1.22 percent.

GameStop (GME.N) shares fell 10.8 percent after the company provided disappointing full-year sales forecast.

Advancing issues outnumbered declining ones on the NYSE by a 3.66-to-1 ratio; on Nasdaq, a 2.23-to-1 ratio favored advancers.

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But the one thing that both guys do have in common, they're really driven to win and to be the best". Wade exemplified the Heat's performance, helping limit only two Cavs players to 15 points or more.

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It is important for both Microsoft's client and server businesses, of course, but it's also fundamental to the Azure platform. Foley further says Panos Panay will get a Chief Product Officer title but otherwise remains the head of Microsoft devices .

Sandven said the market's first-quarter performance has tempered expectations for the rest of the year after the market's strong start in January.

The tech-heavy Nasdaq's .IXIC slim 0.66 percent rise is keeping it on course for its seventh straight quarter of gains. "Interest rates, the concern about tariffs, we're going to get into a trade war", said Doug Cote, chief market strategist at Voya Investment Management in NY.

Wall Street's main indexes were set to open higher on Thursday as beaten-down technology stocks posted slim gains in a roller-coaster week for Wall Street.

Facebook was among the gainers, its shares adding 4.4 percent.

PVH, which owns Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger, climbed $7.41, or 5.1 percent, to $151.43, while beverage maker Constellation Brands rose $7.43, or 3.4 percent, to $227.92.

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