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  • March 27- Intel Corp is in talks to buy fellow chipmaker Altera Corp in a deal likely to top $10 billion, according to a source familiar with the matter, making it Intel's biggest purchase ever and the latest merger in the quickly consolidating semiconductor sector. The acquisition of Altera, which makes programmable chips widely used in cellphone towers, the...

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 6:10 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were mixed at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. rose $1.32 or 2.8 percent, to $47.76. DuPont Co. fell$. 11 or. 2 percent, to $71.65.

  • Final Glance: Telecom companies Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 6:10 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top telecom companies were mixed at the close of trading:. AT&T Inc. fell$. 07 or. 2 percent, to $32.75. Verizon Communications Inc. rose$. 14 or. 3 percent, to $48.56.

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 6:10 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies were down at the close of trading:. Fluor fell$. 71 or 1.2 percent, to $56.76. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 23 or. 8 percent, to $28.01.

  • Final Glance: Drug Benefits companies Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 6:10 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top drug benefits companies were mixed at the close of trading:. CVS Health Corp. rose$. 51 or. 5 percent, to $102.50. Express Scripts Holding Co. fell$. 61 or. 7 percent, to $82.38.

  • Dow Chemical and Carnival are big market movers Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 5:24 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. The Dow Chemical Co., up $1.32 to $47.76. Carnival Corp., up $2.70 to $47.12.

  • March 27- Intel Corp is in talks to buy fellow chipmaker Altera Corp in a deal likely to top $10 billion, making it Intel's biggest purchase and the latest merger in the quickly consolidating semiconductor sector, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. An acquisition of Altera, which makes programmable chips widely used in cellphone towers, the military and...

  • Intel in talks to buy Altera - WSJ Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 3:50 PM ET

    March 27- Chipmaker Intel Corp is in talks to buy Altera Corp, the Wall Street Journal said, citing people familiar with the matter. Terms of the potential deal and its timing were not known, the Journal said. Shares of Altera, valued at $10.4 billion at Thursday's close, were up 24.5 percent at $43.16 per share on the Nasdaq on Friday.

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 1:16 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 75 or. 5 percent, to $150.81. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 50 or. 6 percent, to $81.39.

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 1:16 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Fluor fell$. 93 or 1.6 percent, to $56.54. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 32 or 1.1 percent, to $27.92.

  • Midday Glance: Drug Benefits companies Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 1:16 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top drug benefits companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. CVS Health Corp. rose$. 89 or. 9 percent, to $102.88. Express Scripts Holding Co. fell$. 15 or. 2 percent, to $82.84.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 1:16 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose $1.99 or 4.3 percent, to $48.43. DuPont Co. rose$. 18 or. 2 percent, to $71.94.

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 1:16 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 04 or. 3 percent, to $11.26. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 07 or. 3 percent, to $22.23.

  • Midday Glance: Telecom companies Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 1:16 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top telecom companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. AT&T Inc. fell$. 07 or. 2 percent, to $32.76. Verizon Communications Inc. rose$. 19 or. 4 percent, to $48.61.

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 1:16 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading:. Bank of America Corp. fell. 7 percent to $15.31 with 71,575,800 shares traded. Chesapeake Energy Corp. fell 1.3 percent to $14.03 with 21,160,300 shares traded.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 1:16 PM ET

    Apple Inc. fell. 8 percent to $123.25 with 38,221,800 shares traded. BlackBerry Ltd. rose 1.7 percent to $9.46 with 25,276,400 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. rose. 1 percent to $27.13 with 19,514,500 shares traded.

  • Ahead of the Bell: Orexigen shares rise Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 8:25 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The approval of a weight-loss drug by European regulators sent shares of Orexigen Therapeutics soaring 12 percent before the opening bell Friday. The drug competes with Belviq, made by Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc., and Qsymia, made by Vivus Inc.. Shares of Orexigen Therapeutics Inc., based in San Diego, rose 90 cents to $8.15 in premarket trading.

  • Quiksilver CEO, CFO leaving the company Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 8:20 AM ET

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.— The CEO and chairman of surfing-gear company Quicksilver has left the company as has the chief financial officer. Company founder Bob McKnight will take over as chairman and President Pierre Agnes will become CEO. Shares of Quiksilver Inc. fell about 1 percent before the opening bell Friday.

  • Final Glance: Drug Benefits companies Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 6:07 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top drug benefits companies were down at the close of trading:. CVS Health Corp. fell$. 74 or. 7 percent, to $101.99. Express Scripts Holding Co. fell$. 46 or. 6 percent, to $82.99.

  • Final Glance: Telecom companies Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 6:07 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top telecom companies were mixed at the close of trading:. AT&T Inc. rose$. 20 or. 6 percent, to $32.82. Verizon Communications Inc. fell$. 31 or. 6 percent, to $48.42.