MARKET PULSE-Microsoft, Aeropostale, Pandora, Darling, ChemoCentryx

Fri Aug 23, 2013 1:48pm EDT
 
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Aug 23 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks on the move on Friday:

WALL ST RISES A DAY AFTER NASDAQ OUTAGE, MICROSOFT UP

U.S. stocks inched higher on Friday as trading resumed without interruption a day after the Nasdaq stock exchange suffered an unprecedented, three-hour trading halt.

Microsoft rose 5.9 percent, giving the Nasdaq composite index its biggest lift, after Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced he will retire.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 0.03 percent, the S&P 500 lost 0.12 percent and the Nasdaq Composite added 0.27 percent.

** MICROSOFT CORP, $34.15, up 5.4 pct (11:38 a.m. ET)   Continued...