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  • Mattress maker Select Comfort beats estimates Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 4:24 PM ET

    July 16- Specialty mattress maker Select Comfort Corp reported better-than-expected quarterly net sales and profit, helped by a 7 percent rise in company-controlled same-store sales, sending shares up 16 percent in extended trading.

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 2:54 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 36 or. 3 percent, to $118.18. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 15 or. 2 percent, to $76.99.

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 2:54 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 44 or 2.4 percent, to $18.77. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 76 or 3.1 percent, to $25.45.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 2:54 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 36 or. 7 percent, to $51.90. DuPont Co. rose$. 33 or. 5 percent, to $64.91.

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 2:54 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Foster Wheeler rose$. 14 or. 4 percent, to $34.03. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 10 or. 3 percent, to $34.98.

  • Midday Glance: Drug Benefits companies Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 2:54 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top drug benefits companies are down at 1 p.m.:. CVSCaremark fell$. 08 or. 1 percent, to $77.33. Express Scripts Holding Co. fell $2.25 or 3.3 percent, to $65.82.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 2:54 PM ET

    Apple Inc. rose 1.0 percent to $96.26 with 29,512,200 shares traded. 21st Century Fox Inc. class A fell 4.0 percent to $33.79 with 54,027,000 shares traded. 21st Century Fox Inc. class B fell 2.9 percent to $33.18 with 21,374,300 shares traded.

  • Midday Glance: Telecom companies Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 2:54 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top telecom companies are up at 1 p.m.:. AT&T Inc. rose$. 24 or. 6 percent, to $36.48. Verizon Communications Inc. rose$. 28 or. 6 percent, to $50.99.

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 2:54 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at 1 p.m.:. AbbVie fell. 6 percent to $53.14 with 13,607,100 shares traded. Advanced Micro Devices Inc. rose 2.7 percent to $4.65 with 46,059,000 shares traded.

  • *Time Warner shares up 16.9 percent. NEW YORK, July 16- Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox Inc said on Wednesday that Time Warner Inc had rebuffed its offer to buy the company, but people familiar with his thinking say he is determined to bring the U.S. media conglomerate into his empire.

  • *Intel climbs on earnings, outlook. *Time Warner rebuffs $80 bln bid from 21st Century Fox. Time Warner shares jumped 16.4 percent to $82.63 as the best performer on the S&P 500 after Twenty-First Century Fox confirmed it made an $80 billion takeover offer for the company that was turned down.

  • US stocks close higher; Time Warner soars Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 9:23 AM ET

    Investors drove up shares in Time Warner 17 percent on news that Twenty-First Century Fox made a takeover bid for the media giant. Momentum from Intel's strong second-quarter earnings late Tuesday and news that Apple and IBM are teaming up to sell more iPhones and iPads to corporate customers helped lift major stock indexes in premarket trading.

  • Early Glance: Big-box Retail companies Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 11:11 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 19 or. 2 percent, to $118.01. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $76.88.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 11:11 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 36 or. 7 percent, to $51.90. DuPont Co. rose$. 20 or. 3 percent, to $64.78.

  • Early Glance: Gold companies Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 11:11 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 30 or 1.6 percent, to $18.63. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 75 or 3.0 percent, to $25.44.

  • Early Glance: Drug Benefits companies Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 11:11 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top drug benefits companies are down at 10 a.m.:. CVSCaremark fell$. 03 or percent, to $77.38. Express Scripts Holding Co. fell$. 08 or. 1 percent, to $67.99.

  • Early Glance: Construction companies Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 11:11 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Foster Wheeler rose$. 20 or. 6 percent, to $34.09. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 01 or percent, to $34.89.

  • Early Glance: Telecom companies Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 11:11 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top telecom companies are up at 10 a.m.:. AT&T Inc. rose$. 17 or. 5 percent, to $36.41. Verizon Communications Inc. rose$. 12 or. 2 percent, to $50.83.

  • NEW YORK, July 16- U.S. stock rose on Wednesday, led by tech shares after Intel's earnings and word of a partnership between IBM and Apple, while Time Warner Inc rallied on news it rebuffed a takeover attempt from Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox.

  • Time Warner shares jumped 15.3 percent to $81.86 before the bell as Twenty-First Century Fox confirmed it made an $80 billion takeover offer for the company that was turned down. *A partnership struck between IBM and Apple Inc will serve to boost indexes. IBM shares gained 1.8 percent to $191.85 and Apple advanced 2.1 percent to $97.35 in premarket.