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  • 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...

  • Sinkhole found near Uralkali mine in Russia, shares down Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 4:06 AM ET

    *Uralkali declines to say on how long the mine may be offline. YEKATERINBURG/ MOSCOW, Nov 19- A sinkhole has been found near Uralkali's Solikamsk-2 potash mine in Russia's Perm region, which suspended work a day ago after a water inflow, driving the company's shares down for a second day. A water inflow and resulting sinkhole in 2006 shut another Uralkali mine in the...

  • European shares slip; Areva sinks after dropping targets Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 3:12 AM ET

    PARIS, Nov 19- European shares inched lower in early trade on Wednesday, with mining shares dragged by a sharp fall in iron ore prices and nuclear group Areva sinking after it dropped its financial targets. Shares in France's Areva tumbled 19 percent after it suspended its 2015 and 2016 financial targets, blaming delays to a Finnish nuclear project, the slow...

  • *Nikkei erases gains, Asia shares hit by weak commodity prices. TOKYO, Nov 19- Japanese shares gave up early gains on Wednesday as investors booked profits after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delayed a tax hike and said he would call a snap election to seek a fresh mandate for his economic policies. Japan's Nikkei erased earlier gains to stand flat by midday, showing...

  • Netflix expanding to Australia, New Zealand Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 6:08 PM ET

    LOS GATOS, Calif.— Netflix says it plans to expand into Australia and New Zealand in March. In the most recent quarter, subscriber growth fell short of company forecasts because of a price increase in the U.S., and Netflix is dealing with tougher competition from Amazon and Hulu. Shares of Netflix Inc. fell 11 cents to close at $381.03 Tuesday.

  • Final Glance: Telecom companies Tuesday, 18 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$. 13 or. 4 percent, to $35.72. Verizon Communications Inc. fell$. 18 or. 4 percent, to $51.22.