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  • US stocks open mixed following news of Kraft acquisition Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 9:40 AM ET

    NEW YORK— U.S. stock indexes are mixed in early trading following big merger news. The Dow Jones industrial average slipped five points to 18,006 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time Wednesday. Kraft Foods Group soared 33 percent after H.J. Heinz Co. announced it would buy the company, creating one of the largest food and beverage makers in the world.

  • Lands' End 4Q profit falls 28 percent, partly on recall Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 7:03 AM ET

    The company earned $33.1 million, or $1.03 per share. The clothing maker was spun off from Sears Holdings Corp. in April 2014. Lands' End Inc. shares fell 86 cents, or 2.4 percent, to $34.83 in morning trading Wednesday.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 8:17 PM ET

    Apple Inc. fell. 4 percent to $126.69 with 32,217,600 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. fell 1.4 percent to $28.00 with 22,861,000 shares traded. Comcast Corp. fell 2.6 percent to $57.57 with 19,674,400 shares traded.

  • Whiting and McCormick are big market movers Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 4:39 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Whiting Petroleum Corp., down $7.48 to $30.91. McCormick& Co., up $1.92 to $75.12.

  • *Google up as CFO to move from Morgan Stanley. *Whiting Petroleum shares tumble after share, note offering. NEW YORK, March 24- U.S. stocks fell for a second straight session on Tuesday, with equities maintaining a tight range that corresponded with currency fluctuations as traders focused on the dollar's strength and its possible effect on corporate earnings.

  • US stock indexes end lower Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 4:20 PM ET

    NEW YORK— U.S. stocks ended lower for a second straight day, dragged down by utility companies. Losses were broad but moderate. Crude oil rose 6 cents to $47.51 a barrel in New York as traders anticipated the release of weekly supply information.

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 1:19 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading:. AT&T Inc. fell. 6 percent to $33.07 with 19,740,000 shares traded. Alcoa Inc. rose. 7 percent to $13.09 with 31,992,200 shares traded.

  • US stock indexes turn higher at midday Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 12:07 PM ET

    NEW YORK— U.S. stock indexes are rising modestly at midday as investors assess the latest news on consumer prices and company earnings. Miner Freeport-McMoRan fell 1 percent after the company said it would slash its quarterly dividend by 84 percent because of falling commodity prices. Crude oil fell 25 cents to $47.20 a barrel in New York.

  • Grain mixed, livestock mostly lower Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 10:51 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were mixed Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery was unchanged at $5.34 a bushel; May corn was. 75 cent higher at $3.91 a bushel; May oats were unchanged at $2.815 a bushel; while May soybeans fell 7.5 cents to $9.76 a bushel. June live cattle fell. 60 cent to $1.5240 a pound; May feeder cattle was 1.17 cents...

  • US stocks slip in early trading Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 9:45 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The U.S. stock market is down slightly in early trading, extending the small losses from the day before. Shares of Freeport-McMoRan fell 3 percent after the company said it will cut its quarterly dividend payment. Crude oil fell 7 cents to $46.38 a barrel in New York.

  • NEW YORK— Shares of Whiting Petroleum fell sharply Tuesday, a day after saying it would sell as many as 40 million shares and $1.75 billion in senior notes to pay down debt related to its $6 billion acquisition of Kodiak Oil& Gas. The stock offering could bring Whiting more than $1.5 billion, based on its stock's closing price of $38.39 on Monday.

  • US STOCKS-Futures tick up ahead of data Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 7:34 AM ET

    *Whiting Petroleum shares tumble after share, note offering. Shortly after the opening bell on Wall Street, Markit's preliminary gauge of factory activity this month is due. *Whiting Petroleum Corp fell 13 percent in premarket trading after North Dakota's largest oil producer announced an offering of 35 million shares and a $1.75 billion mix of notes and...

  • LONDON, March 24- Someone has just rudely awoken the lead market from its months-long slumber. LME lead for three-month delivery spent 2013 and the first half of 2014 shuffling around in a range of $2,000- 2,300 per tonne. Since then it has drifted steadily downwards, culminating in last week's near five-year low of $1,676.50.

  • Asia stocks steady as investors mull economic data Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 5:12 AM ET

    NEW YORK— U.S. stocks dropped Tuesday as investors weighed company news and the latest report on consumer prices. Signs that the dollar could resume its recent surge also made investors nervous. "We're in something of a holding pattern as markets continue to digest all that's going on," said Kristina Hooper, U.S. investment strategist at Allianz Global Investors.

  • Pfizer and ImmunoGen are big market movers Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 4:45 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Pfizer Inc., up 80 cents to $35.05. Cliffs Natural Resources Inc., up 51 cents to $4.81.

  • NEW YORK, March 23- The dollar fell further on Monday on views a Federal Reserve interest rate hike will come later rather than sooner, and the decline helped boost oil prices. U.S. energy shares initially were among the biggest gainers on Wall Street as crude prices rebounded on the weak dollar. Gold rose for a fourth day to a two-week high, while London copper prices...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St slips after rally as dollar swings Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 4:30 PM ET

    *Oil rallies late on dollar weakness. NEW YORK, March 23- U.S. stocks edged lower on Monday on the heels of strong gains in the prior week, as investors weighed fluctuations in the dollar and its impact on other markets, including crude prices. "People are now way too focused on earnings, which start in a week or two, and what the impact of the stronger dollar will be and...

  • US stock market starts week with small losses Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 4:21 PM ET

    NEW YORK— U.S. stock indexes are closing slightly lower following a strong performance last week. The S&P 500 slipped three points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,104. Railroad operator Kansas City Southern posted the biggest decline. The Nasdaq composite fell 15 points, or 0.3 percent, to 5,010. The index is 38 points from its all-time high reached during the dot-com bubble...

  • NEW YORK, March 23- U.S. Treasuries prices rose on Monday amid investor anxiety over negotiations between Greece and its creditors over the terms of a 240- billion-euro bailout for the cash-strapped nation. "This is an incredibly important week for Greece.

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 1:32 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading:. AT&T Inc. rose. 2 percent to $33.28 with 22,700,000 shares traded. Alcoa Inc. rose. 2 percent to $13.00 with 24,878,800 shares traded.