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  • Hong Kong shares slip on weak mainland property data Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 4:07 AM ET

    SHANGHAI, Oct 24- Hong Kong shares finished lower on Friday, dragged down by weak Chinese property data and corporate results from major companies. The China Enterprises Index of the leading offshore Chinese listings in Hong Kong fell 0.5 percent. Property shares fell following a fifth straight month of declines in home prices in China in September and the...

  • *Fujifilm says receiving inquiries from overseas govts, hospitals. TOKYO, Oct 24- Shares of Fujifilm Holdings Corp and Japanese makers of air purifiers and protective clothing soared in Tokyo trading on Friday as the first confirmed Ebola case in America's biggest city renewed fears about the spread of the virus. Fujifilm, which has gained on hopes that its...

  • Final Glance: Drug Benefits companies Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top drug benefits companies were up at the close of trading:. CVSCaremark rose$. 35 or. 4 percent, to $83.60. Express Scripts Holding Co. rose$. 06 or. 1 percent, to $73.06.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were mixed at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 07 or. 1 percent, to $47.68. DuPont Co. fell$. 06 or. 1 percent, to $68.59.

  • Final Glance: Telecom companies Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top telecom companies were down at the close of trading:. AT&T Inc. fell$. 84 or 2.4 percent, to $33.66. Verizon Communications Inc. fell$. 09 or. 2 percent, to $48.22.

  • Oct 23- Property and casualty insurer Chubb Corp raised its full-year profit forecast on Thursday after a drop in catastrophe losses and higher premium income helped the company report stronger-than-expected third-quarter earnings. Chubb's shares rose about 4 percent in extended trading after closing at $94.26 on the New York Stock Exchange.

  • Oct 23- Touchscreen chip maker Synaptics Inc reported lower-than-expected first-quarter revenue and adjusted profit, hurt by weak demand from smartphone makers, sending its shares down 8.5 percent in extended trading. The company, which makes fingerprint ID and touchscreen chips for Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's smartphones, reported an adjusted profit...

  • UPDATE 1-Microsoft sales beat Street hopes, shares rise Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 4:37 PM ET

    SEATTLE, Oct 23- Microsoft Corp reported higher-than-expected revenue for its fiscal first quarter on Thursday, helped by stronger sales of its phones, Surface tablets and cloud-computing products for companies, while keeping its profit margins intact. "In light of recent negative earnings results from tech bellwethers Oracle, IBM, SAP, VMware, and EMC,...

  • Yelp and Caterpillar are big market movers Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 4:32 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Yelp Inc., down $13.06 to $57.17. Caterpillar Inc., up $4.70 to $99.27.

  • *Industrials rally on 3 M, Caterpillar results. Shares of both Caterpillar Inc and 3 M Co rose following their results. Caterpillar, which also raised its full-year profit view, was up 4.6 percent at $98.94 while 3 M added 5 percent to $145.85.

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 1:51 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 01 or percent, to $130.53. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 06 or. 1 percent, to $76.09.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 1:51 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 24 or. 5 percent, to $47.85. DuPont Co. fell$. 08 or. 1 percent, to $68.57.

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 1:51 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Foster Wheeler rose$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $30.37. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 68 or 2.1 percent, to $32.67.

  • Midday Glance: Telecom companies Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 1:51 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top telecom companies are down at 1 p.m.:. AT&T Inc. fell$. 98 or 2.8 percent, to $33.52. Verizon Communications Inc. fell$. 16 or. 3 percent, to $48.15.

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 1:51 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading:. AT&T Inc. fell 2.4 percent to $33.66 with 54,340,400 shares traded. Advanced Micro Devices Inc. rose 1.9 percent to $2.69 with 23,669,400 shares traded.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 1:51 PM ET

    Apple Inc. rose 1.8 percent to $104.83 with 68,431,200 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. rose 1.3 percent to $23.57 with 20,729,700 shares traded. Comcast Corp. rose 3.4 percent to $53.22 with 21,688,600 shares traded.

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 1:51 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 10 or. 8 percent, to $13.29. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 71 or 3.1 percent, to $21.88.

  • US STOCKS-Industrials lead sharp jump on Wall Street Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 1:03 PM ET

    *Industrials rally on 3 M, Caterpillar results. Shares of both Caterpillar Inc and 3 M Co rose following their results. Caterpillar, which also raised its full-year profit view, was up 5.3 percent at $99.61 while 3 M added 5.6 percent to $146.70.

  • Holcim and Lafarge, the world's two largest cement makers, have put together a list of assets to sell as they look to win clearance from competition regulators for their planned mega-merger. But Cemex is focused on recovering the company's investment-grade rating and for that reason will not bid for any Holcim or Lafarge assets, Chief Executive Officer...

  • US STOCKS-Industrials lead Wall St sharply higher Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 12:10 PM ET

    *Industrial shares rally on 3 M, Caterpillar results. Shares of both Caterpillar Inc and 3 M Co rose following their results. Caterpillar, which also raised its full-year profit view, was up 4.5 percent at $98.80 while 3 M added 6 percent to $147.34.