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(For faster updates on individual market-movers, Eikon users please use search string "STXBZ US"; for the Day Ahead newsletter, link.reuters.com/mex49s; for the Morning News Call newsletter, link.reuters.com/nex49s) U.S. stocks edged up in a volatile session on Thursday, with the Dow and S&P 500 hitting fresh records on an indication that the European Central Bank would take more policy action if needed to boost a struggling euro zone economy. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 0.40 percent at 17,554.82, the S&P 500 was up 0.37 percent at 2,031.05 and the Nasdaq Composite was up 6.26 points, or 0.14 percent, to 4,626.98.
** GENWORTH FINANCIAL INC, $8.71, -38.10 pct
The life and mortgage insurer said it would suspend dividends in its life business until the end of next year, and that it was open to all strategic options.
** AETERNA ZENTARIS INC, $0.64, -50.39 pct
The drugmaker said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration rejected macimorelin, an experimental test designed to determine if adults' pituitary glands are secreting enough growth hormone.
** PLANAR SYSTEMS INC, $6.35, +71.62 pct Continued...