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  • Abercrombie, Williams-Sonoma are big market movers Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 4:57 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Abercrombie& Fitch Co., down $2.13 to $41.87. Guess Inc., down $2.26 to $23.38.

  • NEW YORK/ BANGALORE, Aug 28- Israel- based EZchip Semiconductor's shares rose 10 percent on Thursday and there was a spike in bullish options bets after the chipmaker canceled expected appearances at upcoming brokerage conferences, sparking talk of a possible deal for the company.

  • Chief Executive Rick Dreiling said Dollar General would not relinquish its pursuit of Family Dollar Stores Inc, even though the No. 1 U.S. deep-discount retailer's bid was rejected in favor of a smaller offer from Dollar Tree Inc.. Dollar General's shares rose 1.8 percent, Family Dollar's were marginally higher and Dollar Tree's were up 1 percent.

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Foster Wheeler fell$. 13 or. 4 percent, to $32.50. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 14 or. 4 percent, to $36.02.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 08 or. 1 percent, to $53.72. DuPont Co. rose$. 27 or. 4 percent, to $66.20.

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 10 or. 5 percent, to $18.22. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 40 or 1.5 percent, to $26.92.

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 1:19 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 1.2 percent to $16.01 with 60,296,800 shares traded. Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. fell 6.1 percent to $15.06 with 12,461,500 shares traded.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    American Realty Capital Properties Inc. fell. 2 percent to $13.13 with 12,325,600 shares traded. Apple Inc. rose. 1 percent to $102.25 with 65,878,700 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. rose. 2 percent to $24.85 with 15,423,100 shares traded.

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 27 or. 2 percent, to $120.97. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 09 or. 1 percent, to $75.76.

  • Midday Glance: Telecom companies Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top telecom companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. AT&T Inc. fell$. 06 or. 2 percent, to $34.70. Verizon Communications Inc. rose$. 01 or percent, to $49.44.

  • Ukraine conflict weighs on markets; Retailers fall Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 3:45 AM ET

    The escalating conflict in Ukraine, disappointing retail earnings and profit outlooks combined to weigh down the market, eclipsing some good news on the U.S. economy and labor market. "The key driver was largely the Ukraine news and the uncertainty of what that means," said Erik Davidson, deputy chief investment officer at Wells Fargo Private Bank.

  • Abercrombie name to shrink from clothing Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 12:10 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The Abercrombie& Fitch logo has lost the power it once wielded. Shares of Abercrombie& Fitch Co. tumbled Thursday after reporting weak sales as more teens shop elsewhere.

  • Early Glance: Telecom companies Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 10:31 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top telecom companies are down at 10 a.m.:. AT&T Inc. fell$. 15 or. 4 percent, to $34.60. Verizon Communications Inc. fell$. 01 or percent, to $49.42.

  • Early Glance: Gold companies Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 10:31 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 10 or. 6 percent, to $18.22. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 24 or. 9 percent, to $26.76.

  • Early Glance: Big-box Retail companies Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 10:31 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 24 or. 2 percent, to $121.00. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 01 or percent, to $75.84.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 10:31 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 13 or. 2 percent, to $53.51. DuPont Co. rose$. 03 or percent, to $65.96.

  • LONDON, Aug 28- British chipmaker CSR, which makes technology used in headphones and speaker docks, said it had rejected a takeover approach from Microchip Technology Inc, sending its shares up as much as 27 percent.

  • CSR rejects Microchip Tech approach, shares surge Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 5:03 AM ET

    LONDON, Aug 28- British chipmaker CSR said it had rejected an approach from Microchip Technology Inc about a possible offer for the company, sending its shares up as much as 27 percent. "The price proposed by Microchip has been rejected and the board is considering its options for the company," CSR said in a short statement on Thursday.

  • *Bureau Veritas falls, Essilor advances. LONDON, Aug 28- European shares retreated from a one-month high on Thursday, with uncertainty regarding the European Central Bank's possible move to ease policy to stimulate growth prompting investors to trade cautiously.

  • *Bullish Wall Street give Asia shares lift. TOKYO, Aug 28- Asian stocks crept up early on Thursday following another steady performance by Wall Street shares which hovered near record highs, while the euro clung to modest gains after rebounding from 13- month lows. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.1 percent.