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  • Midday Glance: Telecom companies Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 1:43 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top telecom companies are up at 1 p.m.:. AT&T Inc. rose$. 12 or. 4 percent, to $34.40. Verizon Communications Inc. rose$. 06 or. 1 percent, to $48.54.

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 1:43 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at 1 p.m.:. Bank of America Corp. rose 1.4 percent to $16.48 with 43,696,500 shares traded. Coca-Cola Co. fell 6.1 percent to $40.67 with 33,182,900 shares traded.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 1:43 PM ET

    Apple Inc. rose 2.7 percent to $102.47 with 88,395,300 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. rose 2.5 percent to $23.51 with 32,982,500 shares traded. Comcast Corp. rose 1.7 percent to $52.19 with 27,805,700 shares traded.

  • Blackstone creates new renewable energy firm Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 12:38 PM ET

    The Blackstone Group will partner on a new push to develop utility scale wind and solar power projects in North America. Blackstone is teaming up with Matthew Roseblum, the founder and CEO at Solops, to create Onyx Renewable Partners. Shares of Blackstone Group LP rose 3 percent to $30.32 by midday, ahead of broader market gains.

  • Oct 21- Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd reported higher third-quarter earnings and revenue on Tuesday as its operating ratio, a key efficiency measure, set a new record. Earnings and revenue fell short of analyst expectations, but shares rose 1.8 percent to C $225.45 on the Toronto Stock Exchange, in line with rival Canadian National Railway Co.

  • Early Glance: Drug Benefits companies Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 11:56 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top drug benefits companies are up at 10 a.m.:. CVSCaremark rose$. 13 or. 2 percent, to $81.61. Express Scripts Holding Co. rose$. 85 or 1.2 percent, to $72.37.

  • Early Glance: Construction companies Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 11:56 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Foster Wheeler rose$. 57 or 1.9 percent, to $30.47. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 72 or 2.3 percent, to $32.16.

  • Early Glance: Big-box Retail companies Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 11:56 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 26 or. 2 percent, to $128.68. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 18 or. 2 percent, to $75.32.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 11:56 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose $1.09 or 2.3 percent, to $47.60. DuPont Co. rose$. 88 or 1.3 percent, to $68.69.

  • Early Glance: Telecom companies Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 11:56 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top telecom companies are down at 10 a.m.:. AT&T Inc. fell$. 10 or. 3 percent, to $34.19. Verizon Communications Inc. fell$. 10 or. 2 percent, to $48.38.

  • Oct 21- Apollo Education Group Inc said it expects new student enrollments at its flagship University of Phoenix to decline at a smaller rate in the coming year, offering hope that the worst is over for the beleagured U.S. for-profit education industry. Apollo's shares rose as much as 6 percent to their highest in over a month after the company said sign-ups at the...

  • Turner channels removed from Dish amid pact spat Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 7:42 AM ET

    Dish Network Corp. said Tuesday that Turner refused to extend the overall deal. But Turner— a division of Time Warner Inc.— said in a statement that it has worked for months to come up with a fair agreement and that the two sides have been unable to reach a deal. Shares of Dish Network rose $1.47, or 2.53 percent, to $60.17 in morning trading, while shares of Time Warner...

  • Oct 21- United Technologies Corp on Tuesday posted a rise in quarterly profit, helped by a tax settlement and revenue increases across its aerospace and commercial building segments. "Clearly, the world is not ending," United Tech Chief Financial Officer Greg Hayes said in an interview. Instead, the company on Tuesday increased the amount of stock it expects to buy...

  • Oct 21- Omeros Corp said it suspended enrolment in a mid-stage study testing its experimental Huntington's drug as the company evaluates data from a concurrent trial in rats, sending its shares down 10 percent before the bell. The drug has been well tolerated in all human trials, Omeros said. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has asked the company to further...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 21- Coca-Cola Co and Chipotle Mexican Grill were among the most active names of Tuesday's premarket session, with both stocks falling on heavy volume. Technology shares were especially poised for outperformance following strong results from both Apple Inc and Texas Instruments Inc.. Apple rose 1.9 percent to $101.68 in heavy premarket trading a...

  • Oct 21- United Technologies Corp on Tuesday posted a rise in quarterly profit, helped by a tax settlement and earnings increases across most of its aerospace and commercial building segments. United Tech said earnings were $1.82 per share, excluding favorable items and restructuring costs. Shares of United Tech through Monday had declined about 11 percent...

  • Staples investigating possible data breach Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 7:27 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Staples is looking into a potential credit card data breach and has been in touch with law enforcement officials about the issue. Earlier this month Sears Holdings Corp. reported a breach at its Kmart stores that started last month, saying some customers' credit and debit cards may have been compromised. Shares of Staples Inc., based in Framingham,...

  • SHANGHAI, Oct 21- China shares fell on Tuesday, with pharmaceutical and property sectors hit by profit-taking and weak economic data, but losses were capped by optimism the government will roll out more policies to support the slowing economy. Shenzhen Neptunus Bioengineering Co Ltd slumped 4.9 percent and Da An Gene Co Ltd 5.6 percent. China Merchants...

  • China shares slip on GDP data; Hong Kong edges lower Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 1:08 AM ET

    SHANGHAI, Oct 21- China shares eased on Tuesday, with pharmaceutical and property sectors hit by profit-taking and weak economic data, but losses were limited on optimism the government will roll out more policies to help industry amid a slowing economy. "In China, the economic environment is not the only factor driving the market. Other issues, such as government...

  • Final Glance: Drug Benefits companies Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 6:05 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top drug benefits companies were up at the close of trading:. CVSCaremark rose $1.80 or 2.3 percent, to $81.76. Express Scripts Holding Co. rose$. 78 or 1.1 percent, to $71.52.