BUZZ-U.S. stocks weekly: Confidence builder
** S&P 500 notches a 1.8 pct gain, boosted by dovish Fed comments and solid economic data ** Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrial average shows bullish breakout on charts, putting new highs in reach ** 9 of 10 S&P sectors lift. Just energy sees red, fades 1.3 pct, as skepticism increases over oil output freeze ** Tech up the most, adds 2.7 pct. Yahoo among top performers gains 4.6 pct as co sets a bid deadline for its web business and Asian assets ** Consumer discretionary rises 2.5 pct. Carnival Corp up 7.8 pct on strong results; buoys Royal Caribbean 10 pct higher ** Financials up 1.7 pct. Metlife rises 5.3 pct and insurer's legal win emboldens others to challenge the "too big to fail" tag ** Health Care adds 1.9 pct. Nasdaq Biotechnology index bounces 5 pct, best week since mid-Sept. Regeneron one of SPX top performers up 9.3 pct ** Investors shift focus to Q1 earnings, while JPMorgan warns recent momentum stock selloff could reignite in coming weeks ** One-year sector performance for the S&P 500 : reut.rs/1k6B7QQ (RM: email@example.com; Messaging: firstname.lastname@example.org)
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