Midday movers: Facebook, Yahoo, RIM
Stocks pare early losses but are still down on news of poor export data from China.
IBM (IBM) is showing interest in Research In Motion's (RIMM) enterprise services unit.
Retailers are set to submit a $7.2 billion credit card fee settlement with Visa (V) and Mastercard (MA), making it the largest antitrust settlement in U.S. history.
Julius Baer is near a deal to acquire Back of of America's (BAC) Merrill Lynch wealth management business
Among the notable gainers Friday were Fusion-io (FIO), after strong Q4 results on all metrics and positive guidance, and Facebook (FB), after the FTC approved the company's privacy-setting settlement.
Noteworthy losers included Yahoo (YHOO), after the company disclosed that its CEO is engaging in a review of the company's business strategy, and Spreadtrum (SPRD), after weak results and downgrades at HSBC and BofA/Merrill.
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