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(For more market insights, including options activity, click on ; for the Day Ahead newsletter link.reuters.com/mex49s; for the Morning News Call newsletter, link.reuters.com/nex49s) U.S. stocks mostly rose on Wednesday, bouncing off earlier lows after comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen offered no surprises, but the Nasdaq fell for a second straight day, weighed down by declines in Internet-related shares. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 92.48 points, or 0.56 percent, to 16,493.50. The S&P 500 gained 3.53 points, or 0.19 percent, to 1,871.25. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 42.892 points, or 1.05 percent, to 4,037.867.
** AOL INC, $33.64, -23.37 pct
AOL reported a rise in first-quarter revenue on Wednesday, boosted by a surge in advertising sales through its automated electronic exchange, but profit fell.
** WHOLE FOODS MARKET INC, $38.635, -19.43 pct
** SPROUTS FARMERS MARKET INC, $26.3696, -15.18 pct
** FRESH MARKET INC, $31.955, -10.82 pct
Whole Foods cut its 2014 same-store sales and earnings forecast for the third time amid rising competition in the natural and organic grocery sector that it dominates. Continued...