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  • Stocks with exposure to Cuba rise sharply Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 5:37 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A batch of stocks with exposure to Cuba rose sharply Wednesday after President Obama moved to restore diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Caribbean island after more than 50 years of hostility. The closed-end mutual fund, with the stock ticker " CUBA," owns several companies with exposure to Cuba, including Copa Holdings and Royal Caribbean.

  • Dec 17- Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals Inc said its antibiotic to treat complicated intra-abdominal infections was as effective as Merck& co Inc's ertapenem in a late-stage study. Tetraphase is also testing the drug against Johnson& Johnson's levofloxacin to treat complicated urinary tract infections in another late-stage study, the results of which are...

  • MGM Resorts and FedEx are big market movers Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 4:26 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. MGM Resorts International, down 84 cents to $18.01. FedEx Corp., down $6.48 to $167.78.

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 65 or. 5 percent, to $137.96. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 31 or. 4 percent, to $83.27.

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 33 or 3.2 percent, to $10.65. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 51 or 2.8 percent, to $18.29.

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Fluor rose$. 96 or 1.7 percent, to $57.25. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 72 or 2.8 percent, to $26.25.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose $1.88 or 4.4 percent, to $44.59. DuPont Co. rose$. 83 or 1.2 percent, to $69.45.

  • Midday Glance: Telecom companies Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top telecom companies are up at 1 p.m.:. AT&T Inc. rose$. 34 or 1.0 percent, to $32.48. Verizon Communications Inc. rose$. 55 or 1.2 percent, to $46.08.

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading:. AT&T Inc. rose 1.6 percent to $32.67 with 28,143,000 shares traded. Bank of America Corp. rose 3.2 percent to $17.26 with 89,206,900 shares traded.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    American Realty Capital Properties Inc. rose 9.2 percent to $8.41 with 23,528,100 shares traded. Apple Inc. rose 2.5 percent to $109.41 with 52,068,400 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. rose. 8 percent to $26.81 with 35,803,200 shares traded.

  • IPOs deliver mixed results in trading Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 12:25 PM ET

    The stock was the biggest gainer on the New York Stock Exchange. The stock is trading under the ticker symbol "ONDK" on the New York Stock Exchange. Meanwhile, shares of Rice Midstream Partners LP, a natural gas gathering spinoff of Rice Energy Inc., fell below their IPO price.

  • Online lender OnDeck Capital's shares soar in debut Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 10:16 AM ET

    The company raised $200 million after its initial public offering was priced at $20 per share, well above the expected range of $16- $18. OnDeck Capital's shares opened at $26.50 on the New York Stock Exchange and touched a high of $27.33. Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner& Smith, JP Morgan Securities and Deutsche Bank Securities are among underwriters...

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

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top drug benefits companies are up at 10 a.m.:. CVSCaremark rose $1.28 or 1.4 percent, to $93.59. Express Scripts Holding Co. rose$. 07 or. 1 percent, to $79.52.

  • Early Glance: Big-box Retail companies Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 10:16 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 46 or. 3 percent, to $137.77. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 52 or. 6 percent, to $83.48.

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

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Fluor rose$. 36 or. 6 percent, to $56.65. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 18 or. 7 percent, to $25.71.

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

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 77 or 1.8 percent, to $43.48. DuPont Co. rose$. 59 or. 9 percent, to $69.21.

  • 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.