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  • Viacom meets 1Q profit forecasts Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 7:10 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Viacom Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $500 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of $1.29 per share. Viacom shares have decreased 12 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has dropped almost 3 percent.

  • Tupperware and Apple are big market movers Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 6:12 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. United States Steel Corp., up $2.31 to $23.58. Freescale Semiconductor Ltd., up $4.81 to $31.16.

  • Murphy Oil beats Street 4Q forecasts Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 5:36 PM ET

    EL DORADO, Ark. _ Murphy Oil Corp. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $375.2 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 25 cents per share. Murphy Oil shares have dropped 14 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has decreased roughly 3 percent.

  • *Fed says to keep "patient" approach on rates. NEW YORK, Jan 28- U.S. stocks closed down on Wednesday, driven by a sharp decline in the S&P 500 energy sector, after the Federal Reserve said the domestic economy was growing at a solid pace, signaling it remains on track to raise interest rates later this year. While many market participants said they were unsurprised by the...

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-U.S. bonds rally after Fed; stocks retreat Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 4:40 PM ET

    *U.S. stocks end lower after Fed statement. NEW YORK, Jan 28- U.S. bond prices rallied, with the 30- year yield hitting a record low on Wednesday as investors bet U.S. rate hikes were less likely to start soon after the Federal Reserve said inflation was running below forecasts. Thirty-year bonds were last up 2-18/ 32 in price to yield 2.29 percent after setting a record...

  • NEW YORK— The U.S. stock market is slumping at the close as oil falls to its lowest level in nearly six years. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 195 points, or 1.1 percent, to close at 17,191 Wednesday, near its low point for the day. U.S. crude dipped $1.78 to close at $44.45 a barrel, its lowest level since March of 2009, after the Energy Department reported that...

  • US STOCKS-U.S. stocks fall after Fed statement, oil drop Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 3:26 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Jan 28- U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday, driven by extended losses in the S&P 500 energy sector, after the Federal Reserve said it will remain "patient" in deciding when to raise interest rates. Concluding their first policy-setting meeting of the year, Fed officials looked past the urgent moves made by other central banks this month to boost their struggling...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 28- Wall Street stocks edged lower on Wednesday while the dollar rose as the Federal Reserve said growth in the U.S. economy was on track despite turmoil in other markets around the world, keeping it on pace to raise interest rates later this year. Concluding their first policy-setting meeting of the year, Fed officials looked past moves made by other...

  • US STOCKS-U.S. stocks give up gains after Fed statement Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 2:36 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Jan 28- U.S. stocks fell slightly in volatile trading on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said the U.S. economy is on track and it will remain "patient" in deciding when to raise interest rates. Concluding their first policy-setting meeting of the year, Fed officials looked past the urgent moves made by other central banks this month to boost their...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 28- Oil prices fell on Wednesday after the U.S. government reported record-high crude inventories, adding to anxieties about the global glut that has pressured the market since last summer. Benchmark Brent crude oil was down 84 cents at $48.76 a barrel by 1:07 p.m. ET, after making a session low at $48.65. U.S. crude dropped $1.39 to $44.84, after...

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 1:21 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading:. AK Steel Holding Corp. fell 7.8 percent to $3.92 with 26,056,200 shares traded. AT&T Inc. fell. 4 percent to $32.68 with 45,235,400 shares traded.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 1:21 PM ET

    Advanced Micro Devices Inc. fell 2.6 percent to $2.63 with 24,364,900 shares traded. Apple Inc. rose 5.7 percent to $115.31 with 136,239,900 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. fell. 4 percent to $26.81 with 28,955,400 shares traded.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar, U.S. stocks inch higher before Fed Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 1:04 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Jan 28- The dollar edged up against the euro on Wednesday as investor focus turned toward the Federal Reserve, which delivers a post-meeting statement later in the day, while U.S. stocks climbed after strong earnings from Apple. Worries that Greece's new government is heading for clashes with the rest of the euro zone over its debts weighed on European...

  • Abiomed hits all-time high on sales, new device clearance Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 12:49 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of Abiomed surged to an all-time high Wednesday after posting strong third-quarter results and gaining marketing approval for a new heart device. The Food and Drug Administration granted a humanitarian device exemption for Abiomed's Impella RP, meaning it can be put into use without typical delays. Abiomed Inc. also topped Wall Street...

  • But the build the EIA cited was about a third lower than the nearly 13 million barrels reported for the week to Jan. 23 by the American Petroleum Institute on Tuesday. Benchmark Brent crude oil was down 61 cents at $48.99 a barrel by 12:15 p.m. ET, off its session low of $48.65. "This inventory is bad, but not so bad" as expectations set by the API data, said Dominick...

  • US STOCKS-Apple, Boeing keep Wall St afloat; energy weighs Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 12:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Jan 28- U.S. stocks were buoyed on Wednesday by earnings including Apple and Boeing, but a sharp drop in energy shares cut into gains, leaving indexes little changed. Boeing added 6 percent to $140.41 after handily beating top- and bottom-line expectations. But the energy sector of the S&P 500 dropped 2 percent as U.S. crude futures tumbled and after...

  • Stocks rise at midday after strong Apple, Boeing results Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 12:11 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The U.S. stock market is rising slightly at midday as investors wait for the Federal Reserve's latest policy statement. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 55 points, or 0.3 percent, to 17,442 as of 12:02 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday. Boeing rose 6 percent after commercial-jet demand boosted its latest quarterly profit.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 28- The dollar edged up and world stock indexes edged lower on Wednesday as investor focus turned toward the Federal Reserve, which will deliver a post-meeting statement later in the day. Worries that Greece's new government is heading for clashes with the rest of the euro zone over its debts weighed on European shares, while shares of Apple, which...

  • NEW ORLEANS— The collapse in world oil prices claimed a casualty in Louisiana's vital energy industry Wednesday when South Africa- based Sasol announced a delay in final investment plans for a $14 billion plant that would convert natural gas into liquid fuels. The plant near Lake Charles in southwestern Louisiana was expected to create hundreds of permanent...

  • International Paper misses 4Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 11:32 AM ET
    An International Paper Co. employee stacks corrugated boxes on the floor of the company's factory in Mt. Carmel, Pennsylvania.

    International Paper on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $134 million.