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Wall Street steadies as market focuses on rate outlook, Ukraine

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A woman stands in front of a screen displaying Japan’s Nikkei share average, U.S. and other countries’ stock market indicators outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan December 19, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

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BOSTON/LONDON, March 25 (Reuters) – Shares on Wall Street steadied on Friday after a tech-driven rally and U.S. Treasury yields rose as markets evaluated the possibility of bigger U.S. interest rates in store and the impact of Russia’s war in Ukraine.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI), S&P 500 (.SPX) were both up around just 0.2% in early trading Friday, while the Nasdaq Composite (.IXIC) was virtually flat.

World stocks also paused for breath on Friday but are set for a second consecutive week of gains…

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