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  • 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 Nasdaq-traded stocks Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 1:32 PM ET

    American Airlines Group Inc. fell 2.4 percent to $54.40 with 18,500,100 shares traded. Apple Inc. rose 1.0 percent to $127.21 with 34,833,300 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. fell. 1 percent to $28.41 with 16,598,700 shares traded.

  • 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.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St little changed as energy pares gains Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 12:29 PM ET

    *Dollar weakens, supporting crude prices. NEW YORK, March 23- U.S. stocks were little changed on Monday, following strong gains in major indexes the previous week, as investors assessed gyrations in the dollar and crude prices and their impact on equities. "The market has been in a back-and-forth motion for the last couple of weeks, caught between the potential for...

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stock indexes are creeping higher in midday trading following a strong performance last week. The gains on Monday are broad but slight. The Dow Jones industrial average edged up 34 points, or 0.2 percent, to 18,162 as of 11:45 a.m. Eastern time.

  • *Wall Street gains as dollar adds to losses, oil also rises. Gold steadied after a three-day rally lifted it to a two-week high, while copper prices in London hit their highest point since Jan. 9. "The market has been in a back-and-forth motion for the last couple of weeks, caught between the potential for rising interest rates and its impact on the dollar and the...

  • Grain higher, livestock mixed Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 10:51 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were higher Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery was unchanged at $5.30 a bushel; May corn was 4.25 cents higher at $3. 89¼ a bushel; May oats were unchanged at $2.79 a bushel; while May soybeans gained 12 cents to $9. 85¾ a bushel. June live cattle rose 1.78 cents to $1.5225 a pound; May feeder cattle was 2.1...