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  • SHANGHAI, Nov 21- China stocks ended slightly up on Thursday, as fresh worries over the cooling economy and continuing profit-taking pressure undercut gains by financial sector shares. The CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen was flat. China Life Insurance Co Ltd rose 3.2 percent, China Pacific Insurance Group Co Ltd 2.4...

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were mixed at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 59 or 1.1 percent, to $51.48. DuPont Co. rose$. 09 or. 1 percent, to $71.25.

  • Final Glance: Telecom companies Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top telecom companies were down at the close of trading:. AT&T Inc. fell$. 35 or 1.0 percent, to $35.37. Verizon Communications Inc. fell$. 73 or 1.4 percent, to $50.49.

  • Salesforce Q4 revenue forecast misses estimates Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 4:34 PM ET

    Nov 19- Cloud software company Salesforce.com Inc forecast current-quarter revenue that fell short of market expectations, pushing its shares down 4 percent in extended trading. The company said it expected revenue of about $1.44 billion for the quarter ending Jan. 31, missing the average analyst estimate of $1.45 billion. Net loss narrowed to $38.9 million,...

  • Target and Lowe's are big market movers Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 4:29 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Target Corp., up $4.99 to $72.50. Lowe's Cos., up $3.73 to $62.26.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St edges lower following Fed minutes Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 3:07 PM ET

    *Lowe's, Target shares rise after results. The Fed minutes did nothing to change the conversation, "said Adam Sarhan, chief executive of Sarhan Capital in New York. Tech names were among the biggest drags on the market, with shares of Microsoft down 1.3 percent, weighing on both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq, and shares of Qualcomm down 2.1 percent.

  • Oplink options unusually active days before Koch deal Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 2:03 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Nov 19- Optical networking device maker Oplink Communications Inc attracted well-timed bets in the options market days before the company said it was being acquired by a Koch Industries unit for $445 million in cash. Oplink's shares were up about 14 percent at $24.18 on Wednesday after it said that Koch Optics Inc would buy it for $24.25 per share.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 43 or. 8 percent, to $51.65. DuPont Co. fell$. 12 or. 2 percent, to $71.04.

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 31 or 2.3 percent, to $12.98. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 17 or. 9 percent, to $19.73.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    Apple Inc. fell. 7 percent to $114.67 with 41,089,700 shares traded. BlackBerry Ltd. fell 5.3 percent to $10.19 with 30,281,400 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. was unchanged at $26.59 with 19,356,600 shares traded.

  • Midday Glance: Telecom companies Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top telecom companies are down at 1 p.m.:. AT&T Inc. fell$. 34 or 1.0 percent, to $35.38. Verizon Communications Inc. fell$. 71 or 1.4 percent, to $50.51.

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 1:31 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. 5 percent to $17.06 with 46,657,300 shares traded. Barrick Gold Corp. fell 6.2 percent to $12.46 with 23,544,100 shares traded.

  • Early Glance: Telecom companies Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 12:01 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top telecom companies are down at 10 a.m.:. AT&T Inc. fell$. 33 or. 9 percent, to $35.39. Verizon Communications Inc. fell$. 64 or 1.2 percent, to $50.58.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 11 or. 2 percent, to $51.96. DuPont Co. rose$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $71.20.

  • Early Glance: Drug Benefits companies Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top drug benefits companies are down at 10 a.m.:. CVSCaremark fell$. 07 or. 1 percent, to $90.05. Express Scripts Holding Co. fell$. 21 or. 3 percent, to $79.10.

  • Early Glance: Gold companies Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 26 or 2.0 percent, to $13.03. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 18 or. 9 percent, to $19.72.

  • Nov 19- Shares of Paramount Group Inc rose as much as 5.7 percent in market debut, valuing the owner of San Francisco's landmark One Market Plaza building and Washington DC's Liberty Place at $4.51 billion. Paramount shares opened at $18.49 on the New York Stock Exchange and touched a high of $18.50. Founded in 1978 by German mail-order entrepreneur Werner Otto,...

  • Nov 19- Target Corp, the fourth-largest U.S. retailer, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as U.S. same-store increased for the first time in four quarters. Target shares rose 3.4 percent to $67.78 premarket. The forecast includes a pre-tax expense of $13 million, or 1 cent per share, related to the conversion of Target's payment cards to MasterCard...

  • European shares advance, Swiss index hits 9,000 Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 8:48 AM ET

    LONDON, Nov 19- The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 share index climbed to a seven-week high on Wednesday, helped by broker upgrades, and Switzerland's SMI equity index hit the 9,000 mark for the first time since late 2007.. Prudential rose 1.3 percent after Deutsche Bank increased its target price for the stock to 1,680 pence from 1,630 pence, Severn Trent was up...

  • European shares edge higher, Swiss index hits 7-year high Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 6:09 AM ET

    LONDON, Nov 19- European shares turned positive in morning trading on Wednesday, helped by some encouraging broker upgrades, with Switzerland's SMI equity index hitting the 9,000- point mark for the first time since late 2007.. Prudential rose 1.1 percent to lead insurers after Deutsche Bank increased its target price for the stock to 1,680 pence from 1,630...