On Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was set to open slightly lower, with future contracts declining 0.1 percent to 25,625. The S&P 500 was up 14.92 points, or 0.54 percent, at 2,757.99 and the Nasdaq Composite was up 67.46 points, or 0.91 percent, at 7,475.60.
The Dow fell 68 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 25,585.
The Nasdaq composite climbed 32.97 points, or 0.4 per cent, to 7,591.03.
F5 Networks Inc slipped almost 8%, the most on the S&P index, after the network software maker said it would buy privately held NGINX.
Boeing Co, the world's largest planemaker and best-performing Dow component this year by a wide margin, ended down 5.3 percent at $400.01, registering its biggest one-day percentage drop since October 29, after many airlines grounded the company's new 737 MAX 8 passenger jet following the second fatal crash involving the aircraft in just five months.
Technology stocks powered the market's early gains.
Investors are also still waiting for more details on any potential trade deal between the US and China.
In midday trading, France's CAC 40 shed 0.3 percent to 5,254 while Germany's DAX lost its gains to trade flat at 11,518. Costly tariffs have hurt both nations and investors hope a deal can be struck to at least take some pressure off the global economy, which has shown signs of cooling off.
Airlines in China, Indonesia, and Ethiopia grounded all Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplanes after that model crashed on Sunday on its way to Nairobi.
'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty Actor Jussie Smollett (C) and team arrive for a court hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse on March 12, 2019 in Chicago . Smollett also told police that the assailants "yelled pro-'Make America Great Again' [MAGA] comments" during the attack.
Facebook, Instagram outage goes global Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger have all been affected by the partial outage across the U.S. and Europe. Facebook, on Twitter, last gave an update about ongoing outages on its platforms on it's platforms on Wednesday afternoon.
The impasse has raised fears of a chaotic "no-deal" Brexit that could disrupt businesses in Britain and the 27 remaining European Union countries. Later, other countries including Australia, Malaysia and Singapore, as well as some carriers in Latin America, announced moves to ground flights with the aircraft.
Bond prices rose. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.63 percent.
After consolidating near the opening, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rebounded on the back of a 3.47 percent gain in Apple shares.
Marijuana stocks rose after New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and legislative leaders said they've agreed on legislation to legalize recreational marijuana for adults.
CURRENCY: The dollar gained to 111.26 yen from Monday's 111.21 yen.
For example, Goldman Sachs' shares soared in the weeks after Donald Trump's election in 2016, accounting for almost a quarter of the Dow's 1,000-point rally. The euro rose to $1.1297 from $1.1240.
Trader Dudley Devine works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, March 12, 2019.
PM Theresa May returning to Downing Street after making a statement on Brexit at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. She, above all, retains the ability to ask for an extension and it is her deal MPs are voting on.
A silent crowd lines both sides of the road as the funeral procession of those who died Bloody Sunday passes, 02-02-1972. The UK Ministry of Defence has said its serving and former personnel can not live in constant fear of prosecution.
Mane's strikes took him to 10 goals in his last 10 games in all competitions for the Reds, and Milner said: "Sadio is on fire. Maybe we were trying to play defensive and trying to score goals and maybe that was wrong and today Liverpool were better.
Initial reports had indicated that the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terror group was responsible for the rocket fire. Warplanes could be heard flying overhead in Gaza City, where smoke from the explosions could be seen in the distance.
The Endgame trailer features handsome words from Tony Stark, a Captain America flashback, and some incredible new Avengers suits. That's really what we were left with when all the dust settled from Infinity War (zing!), and that was perfectly deliberate.
When the unnamed man raised his iPhone to photograph the attacker, he fired an arrow at him that pierced right through the device. A mobile phone may have saved the life of a man who came under fire in an alleged bow and arrow attack in rural New South Wales .
Italian officials have said that the law is already having a positive effect, though it hasn't released any figures. Children have been reportedly told to not turn up to school unless they can prove they have been vaccinated .
Avengers: Endgame is produced by Kevin Feige, with Anthony and Joe Russo directing. "None of us can go back", Carter says. It gives us a look at what the heroes have been going for - and even gives us a glimpse of their new suits.
Ant-Man ( Paul Rudd ), and the remaining band of heroes devising a plan to take down Thanos after he wiped out half the galaxy. Since both of them might not be going into the Quantum Realm, they could be guarding Earth against any retaliation from Thanos.
Justice Department regulations governing special counsels give Barr latitude in deciding how much of the report to make public. Concerns over Weismann's credibility as an independent investigator plagued the Mueller deputy since joining the Russia Probe.
Lori Loughlin , 54, was arrested this morning when she returned to California from Vancouver, where she is filming a TV movie. Macy , who has not been indicted in the bribery scheme (yet), starred in nine seasons of the Showtime series Shameless .
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A representative for the Hallmark Channel previously had "no comment " on the situation, according to Yahoo News. On Tuesday, Loughlin was indicted by federal officials after being accused of being in a college bribery scheme.
Facebook finally ends daylong outage, blames server change
Thousands of users took to Twitter over the past day to complain about the outage, causing the hashtag #facebookdown to trend. And if you haven't rushed to Twitter yet , we'll save you the trouble: yes, Facebook posting is down and Instagram is buggy.
Canada province to ban mobile phones in public classrooms
Banning cellphones from classrooms is not a new idea, and schools in Toronto have implemented the policy over the past few years. About 97 per cent of respondents favoured some sort of restriction on phones in class, the sources said.
Score pie deals on National Pi Day
It's a day with deals on pizza, pastry and pot pies (not to be confused with " Pie Day ", which is held in January). We're talking free pie, pizza on the cheap, buy-one-get-one pies, and more, for one day only.