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  • Early Glance: Gold companies Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 10:16 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 17 or 1.6 percent, to $10.49. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 25 or 1.4 percent, to $18.03.

  • Early Glance: Telecom companies Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 10:16 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top telecom companies are up at 10 a.m.:. AT&T Inc. rose$. 21 or. 7 percent, to $32.35. Verizon Communications Inc. rose$. 18 or. 4 percent, to $45.71.

  • Dec 17- Catlin Group Ltd, operator of the biggest syndicate in the Lloyd's of London insurance market, said it received a takeover approach from XL Group Plc that valued the company at 2.53 billion pounds. Catlin's shares rose as much as 17 percent to a record high of 679.50 pence on the London Stock Exchange on Wednesday. The stock was the top percentage gainer on...

  • US STOCKS-Futures rise ahead of Fed decision Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 7:47 AM ET

    *FedEx shares fall after earnings. NEW YORK, Dec 17- U.S. stock index futures rose on Wednesday, following three days of losses for major Wall Street indexes, ahead of the year's final statement from the U.S. *FedEx shares fell 2.8 percent in light premarket trading after the package delivery company posted quarterly results.

  • Dec 17- Pozen Inc said two versions of its experimental heart drug were rejected for the second time by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which cited deficiencies in the manufacturing plant of a supplier of an active ingredient. Pozen's shares fell 19 percent to $7.30 in premarket trading on Wednesday. The two drugs, PA8140 and PA32540, are being evaluated for...

  • HONG KONG, Dec 17- Hong Kong's main share index finished down slightly on Wednesday as a rally in financial firms failed to offset slumping service and information technology shares. Among the most actively traded stocks on Hong Kong's main board were AVIC International Holding HK Ltd, down 3.0 percent at HK $0.65, CCT Land Holdings Ltd, unchanged at HK $0.02 and...

  • Dec 16- Shares of Auspex Pharmaceuticals Inc soared about 60 percent on Tuesday after the drug developer said its product for treating chorea, or involuntary movement associated with Huntington's disease, met the main goal in a late-stage study. The shares jumped about to $40 in extended trading after closing at $25.09 on Nasdaq. The company said it was also...

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 6:41 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies were down at the close of trading:. Fluor fell$. 38 or. 7 percent, to $56.29. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 32 or 1.2 percent, to $25.53.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 6:41 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were down at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 74 or 1.7 percent, to $42.71. DuPont Co. fell$. 65 or. 9 percent, to $68.62.

  • Final Glance: Telecom companies Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 6:41 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top telecom companies were mixed at the close of trading:. AT&T Inc. fell$. 11 or. 3 percent, to $32.14. Verizon Communications Inc. rose$. 11 or. 2 percent, to $45.53.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    American Realty Capital Properties Inc. fell 6.4 percent to $7.70 with 33,288,200 shares traded. Apple Inc. fell 1.4 percent to $106.75 with 58,756,800 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. fell. 4 percent to $26.59 with 35,914,700 shares traded.

  • Talisman Energy and Salix are big market movers Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 4:52 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Talisman Energy Inc., up $2.46 to $7.58. Laredo Petroleum Inc., up 31 cents to $7.70.

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 04 or. 4 percent, to $10.49. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 10 or. 5 percent, to $18.02.

  • Midday Glance: Telecom companies Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top telecom companies are up at 1 p.m.:. AT&T Inc. rose$. 26 or. 8 percent, to $32.51. Verizon Communications Inc. rose$. 87 or 1.9 percent, to $46.29.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 21 or. 5 percent, to $43.66. DuPont Co. rose$. 43 or. 6 percent, to $69.70.

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Fluor rose$. 68 or 1.2 percent, to $57.35. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 15 or. 6 percent, to $26.00.

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 29 or. 2 percent, to $138.48. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 11 or. 1 percent, to $84.05.

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading:. AT&T Inc. fell. 3 percent to $32.14 with 28,012,800 shares traded. Alcoa Inc. fell 3.3 percent to $14.43 with 28,408,000 shares traded.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 16- U.S. stocks rose in a volatile Tuesday session as energy shares rallied, and on bets the Federal Reserve will be cautious in removing support in the face of a more fragile global economy. Adding to global concerns, data showed factory activity shrinking in China and euro zone business growth remaining weak. "Perhaps markets think the Fed will not be...

  • Eli Lilly bumps up dividend for first time since 2009 Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 10:44 AM ET

    INDIANAPOLIS— Shares of Eli Lilly outpaced broader trading indexes Tuesday morning, a day after the drugmaker announced its first dividend increase in more than five years. That will raise the quarterly payout to 50 cents per share, or $2 annually. Eli Lilly and Co. shares climbed about 1 percent, or 71 cents, to $70.38 Tuesday, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index...