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  • US STOCKS-Wall St snaps six-day run; Apple to split stock Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 5:19 PM ET

    *AT&T falls after results, but Boeing rallies. *Amgen drags biotech lower, but Gilead gains. NEW YORK, April 23- U.S. stocks dipped on Wednesday to snap a six-session winning streak as gains in Boeing and Gilead were offset by slides in AT&T and the wider biotech sector.

  • Cheesecake Factory says weather hits profit, shares fall Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 4:51 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES, April 23- Cheesecake Factory Inc on Wednesday reported quarterly profit that fell from a year ago, due to severe winter weather, a holiday shift and costs associated with the pending settlement of a legal claim.

  • *AT&T falls after results, but Boeing rallies. *Amgen drags biotech lower, but Gilead gains. NEW YORK, April 23- U.S. stocks dipped on Wednesday to snap a six-session winning streak as gains in Boeing and Gilead were offset by slides in AT&T and the wider biotech sector.

  • Buffett says stock prices are in reasonable range Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 4:37 PM ET

    OMAHA, Neb.— Investor Warren Buffett says most stocks are trading at reasonable prices even though the market has soared this year. Buffett is chairman and chief executive of the Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate. Buffett was in New York City on Wednesday to dine with the winners of last year's charity auction of a lunch with the Omaha, Nebraska, billionaire.

  • Skechers and KB Home are big market movers Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 4:24 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Skechers USA Inc., up $1.66 to $38.53. KB Home, down 20 cents to $16.34.

  • Gold prices edge up for the first time in a week Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 3:53 PM ET

    Gold prices settled higher for the first time in a week as tensions between Russia and Ukraine give the precious metal some support. Russia warned Wednesday that it would mount a firm response if its citizens or interests come under attack in Ukraine. The next day, Ukraine and Russia agreed on tentative steps to calm unrest along their shared border.

  • *Wall Street edges lower after six-day S&P rally. In Europe, rising worries over Ukraine also weighed, offsetting data that showed Germany continued to power the euro zone's recovery. Strong results from Boeing failed to inspire Wall Street investors to keep pushing equities higher.

  • *AT&T falls after results, but Boeing rallies. *Amgen drags biotech lower, but Gilead gains. NEW YORK, April 23- U.S. stocks declined on Wednesday after a six-session winning streak as gains in Boeing and Gilead were offset by slides in AT&T and the wider biotech sector.

  • April 23- Delta Air Lines Inc reported a higher-than-expected first-quarter profit on Wednesday and gave a strong outlook for the current period, sending its shares up nearly 5 percent. Delta "has been outperforming on the revenue front and costs are being kept in line," said Kevin Crissey, an airline analyst with Skyline Research.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 1:37 PM ET

    Cisco Systems Inc. fell. 3 percent to $23.45 with 12,844,500 shares traded. Facebook Inc. fell 2.4 percent to $61.52 with 42,143,300 shares traded. Gilead Sciences Inc. rose 3.3 percent to $75.28 with 20,613,200 shares traded.

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 1:37 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading:. AT&T Inc. fell 3.8 percent to $34.92 with 56,542,500 shares traded. Advanced Micro Devices Inc. fell 1.2 percent to $4.25 with 28,731,400 shares traded.

  • In Europe, rising worries over Ukraine also weighed, offsetting data that showed Germany continued to power the euro zone's recovery. Strong results from Boeing failed to inspire Wall Street investors to keep pushing equities higher.

  • The Dow Jones index that tracks the 10 biggest aerospace and defense companies rose 1.75 percent, driven by gains in shares of Lockheed Martin Corp, General Dynamics Corp, and Northrop Grumman Corp, which all reported higher profit and earnings per share this week.

  • *AT&T falls after results, but Boeing rallies. *Amgen drags biotech lower, but Gilead gains. NEW YORK, April 23- U.S. stocks edged lower on Wednesday as weakness in AT&T and biotech names inspired investors to take profits following six straight days of gains, though a rally in Boeing limited losses.

  • Grain mixed, livestock higher Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 10:52 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were mixed Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for July delivery was 3.50 cents lower at 6.76 a bushel; july corn was 2.50 cents higher at 5.0450 a bushel; July oats were unchanged at 3.6375 a bushel; while July soybeans was 4.25 cents higher at 14.75 a bushel.

  • NEW YORK, April 23- U.S. The Commerce Department said sales of new U.S. single-family homes dropped 14.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 384,000 units in March, declining for a second consecutive month.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St edges lower following six-day S&P rally Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 10:17 AM ET

    *Boeing rallies after results, outlook; AT&T drops. NEW YORK, April 23- U.S. stocks edged lower on Wednesday as strong results from Boeing failed to inspire investors to keep pushing equities higher following six straight days of gains.

  • Emerging markets help Tupperware beat St. view Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 9:43 AM ET

    ORLANDO, Fla.— Demand in emerging markets such as Turkey, China and South Africa helped Tupperware Brands Corp. post first-quarter results that beat Wall Street expectations, even as its net income fell 10 percent. Shares of Orlando, Fla.- based Tupperware Brands rose $1.33, or 1.5 percent, to $88.08 in morning trading Wednesday.

  • On a non-adjusted basis, however, Boeing's profit slid 13 percent to $965 million, or $1.28 per share, down from $1.11 billion, or $1.44 per share, a year earlier, the company reported on Wednesday. But analysts pointed to strong cashflow generation and Boeing's increase in share buy-backs in the quarter as reasons to push the stock higher.

  • US stocks edge lower after a six-day rise Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 9:27 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks edged mostly lower Wednesday, breaking a six-day winning streak, as investors were disappointed by the latest round of earnings from U.S. companies. "The market, even with those six days of gains, is still struggling to choose a direction," said Joseph Tanious, a global market strategist with J.P.

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