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  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc. rose 9.0 percent to $15.49 with 34,936,200 shares traded. Apple Inc. rose 1.0 percent to $112.94 with 41,476,900 shares traded. BlackBerry Ltd. rose 6.9 percent to $10.68 with 23,336,800 shares traded.

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading:. AT&T Inc. rose. 9 percent to $33.85 with 22,382,300 shares traded. Bank of America Corp. rose. 5 percent to $17.71 with 69,624,800 shares traded.

  • *Gilead falls as Express Scripts picks AbbVie treatment. *Dow boosted by gains at Intel, IBM. The S&P energy index fell 1.6 percent as the day's weakest sector; Chevron Corp lost 1.3 percent to $111.44 while Halliburton Co was off 1.9 percent at $39.70.

  • Achillion rises on new hepatitis C drug study Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 11:34 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of Achillion Pharmaceuticals advanced Monday after the company said a combination of two experimental hepatitis C drugs cured all patients in a small clinical trial. Shares of Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc. climbed $1.56, or 11 percent, to $15.77 in morning trading. The New Haven, Connecticut, company plans to start larger clinical trials of...

  • *Gilead falls as Express Scripts picks AbbVie treatment. NEW YORK, Dec 22- U.S. stocks were modestly higher on Monday, after the benchmark S&P 500 notched its best weekly performance in nearly two months, as a sharp drop in Gilead Sciences reined in broader gains. Express Scripts, the nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager, has lined up a cheaper price from AbbVie...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 22- U.S. Treasury yields rose on Monday as oil prices held above last week's low levels, helping lift risk sentiment ahead of the government's sale of new two-year notes, the first offer of $104 billion in new supply this week. I don't think there's anything new for bonds to make a move here to lower yields, "said Tom di Galoma, head of rates and credit trading...

  • The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard& Poor's 500 index closed at record highs Monday as the market delivered its fourth gain in as many trading days. "We're getting a good Santa Claus rally," said Sam Stovall, U.S. equity strategist at S&P Capital IQ. The National Association of Realtors reported that sales of previously occupied homes fell 6.1 percent...

  • METALS-Copper futures drop, oversupply worries drag Sunday, 21 Dec 2014 | 9:13 PM ET

    *Copper price heading for double-digit pct drop in 2014. SYDNEY, Dec 22- Copper prices inched down on Monday, reversing gains from the previous session on concerns over global oversupply. Copper is down some 13 percent so far this year on worries the market is heading into a supply surplus after several years of deficit, and on slowing economic growth in China, which...

  • Hasbro and Xerox are big market movers Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 4:51 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Teekay Tankers Ltd., down 70 cents to $4.70. The business services provider is selling its information technology outsourcing division to France's Atos for $1.05 billion.

  • US stocks edge higher after a big two-day rally Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 4:11 PM ET

    CarMax jumped 11 percent after the used car dealership chain reported a surge in earnings. Nike fell 2 percent after reporting a drop in orders from Japan and developing markets in Asia. Crude oil surged $2.36 to $56.52 a barrel in New York.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 18- Investors have wrung their hands over the last several weeks over the effect of lower oil prices on the broader S&P 500, but the relationship between the two is actually starting to break down. "The proof is that oil turned down and the market said,' Oh, that was yesterday's news, today we're moving ahead,"' said Quincy Krosby, market strategist at...

  • *Bids emerge after yield rise on Fed' patience' on rate hike. *Fed's Kocherlakota sees risks from possible 2015 lift-off. NEW YORK, Dec 19- U.S.

  • Oil's slide shakes up the junk-bond market Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 1:34 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Oil's slump didn't just hit the stock market, it's shaken up the junk-bond market, too. If the index were to end December at that level, it would mark the biggest two-month slump since June 2013. By comparison, a broader Barclays index tracking the entire bond market, which includes corporate bonds with better credit ratings and Treasurys, is largely...

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 1:25 PM ET

    American Realty Capital Properties Inc. fell. 6 percent to $8.02 with 28,386,500 shares traded. Apple Inc. fell. 8 percent to $111.78 with 75,717,300 shares traded. BlackBerry Ltd. fell. 8 percent to $9.99 with 30,981,500 shares traded.

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 1:25 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading:. AT&T Inc. rose. 1 percent to $33.54 with 38,466,100 shares traded. Bank of America Corp. rose. 5 percent to $17.62 with 100,300,100 shares traded.

  • Dec 19- Shares of cancer drug developer Juno Therapeutics Inc soared as much as 65 percent in their market debut on Friday, capping a big year for biotech IPOs. Shares were priced at $24 per share, above the expected $21- $23. As of Sept. 30, Seattle- based Juno had raised about $314 million in private venture funding from investors including Amazon.com Inc co-founder...

  • US stocks inch higher after a big two-day rally Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 11:51 AM ET

    CarMax jumped 10 percent after the used car dealership chain reported a surge in its latest quarterly earnings. Nike fell 4 percent after a drop in orders from Japan and developing markets in Asia overshadowed a strong quarter. The price of crude oil rose $1.80 to $56.16 a barrel in New York.

  • Juno Therapeutics' stock surges in market debut Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 11:51 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of cancer treatment company Juno Therapeutics Inc. jumped 46 percent in their stock market debut Friday. The Seattle- based company raised $264.5 million after selling more than 11 million shares at $24 per share. The stock rose $11 to close at $35, after rising as high as $39.50 earlier.

  • US STOCKS-Wall Street edges up to extend weekly gains Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 11:27 AM ET

    *Brent holds above $60 a barrel. Brent crude oil advanced above $60 a barrel on Friday, recovering from near a 5-1/ 2- year low, while WTI crude climbed 3.3 percent to $55.90. It's kind of coming back to where we were about two weeks ago, "said Peter Jankovskis, co-chief investment officer at OakBrook Investments LLC in Lisle, Illinois.

  • Sector Snap: Toy companies Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 10:56 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The stocks of Mattel and Hasbro are sliding less than a week before Christmas, with BMO Capital Markets analysts expressing concern that the toy companies seem to be losing share to competitors. Both Hasbro and Mattel seem to be losing share to rivals that are mostly privately held, according to BMO, which also believes that they may end up with high...