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  • Sector Snap: Energy stocks rise as Iran talks continue Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 1:56 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of energy companies rose Wednesday as negotiations with Iran over the country's nuclear program continued past their deadline. Three of the six foreign ministers involved left the negotiations, but Iran's foreign minister said most of the issues have been solved. The international community wants to limit Iran's ability to create a nuclear...

  • Here's why Obama is approving Arctic drilling again Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 1:55 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 1- For a leader who has made fighting climate change a priority, President Barack Obama's decision to approve Royal Dutch Shell's return to oil and gas exploration off Alaska was seen by many environmentalists as a contradiction. But Shell, which has already spent about $6 billion exploring the Arctic, expects to return to polar waters this...

  • Declines ranged from about 1 percent for shares of FirstEnergy Corp to about 5 percent for NRG Energy Inc. Declines ranged from about 1 percent for shares of FirstEnergy Corp to more than 5 percent for NRG Energy Inc. PJM operates the power grid in all or parts of 13 mid-Atlantic and Midwest states, from New Jersey to Illinois, and the District of Columbia.

  • Variety of fee increases in store for park visitors Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 1:45 PM ET

    —Increasing the annual pass at Everglades National Park in Florida from $25 to $40 annually. —Increasing the weekly car pass at Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona from $25 to $30. —Increasing the weekly car pass at Yosemite National Park in California from $20 to $25 or $30, depending on the season.

  • LOS ANGELES— Neither Vin Diesel nor producer Neal Moritz wanted a sequel to "The Fast and the Furious." The 2001 film about a group of East Los Angeles street racers and the FBI agent who infiltrates their ring just wasn't "that kind of film," according to Moritz. Then, when director Justin Lin and screenwriter Chris Morgan stepped in for the third film, "Fast and Furious:...

  • Entrance fees rising in some national parks Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 1:37 PM ET

    The National Park Service says the money expected to be raised is just a fraction of the $11.5 billion needed to repair and maintain roads, trails and park buildings. "We cannot greet them with failing facilities," Jarvis said of the 295 million people expected to visit National Park Service properties, which also include sites like the Lincoln Memorial.

  • April 1- California's state treasurer sent a stern letter to the state's teachers' pension fund on Wednesday, asking that the fund's managing partner, Cerberus Capital Management, fully divest from the assault weapon manufacturer, Freedom Group. Chiang asked that Cerberus' leadership attend CalSTRS' Investment Committee meeting on Friday "to explain why the...

  • Dish, Time Warner come to new agreement Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 1:22 PM ET

    April 1- Dish Network Corp and Time Warner settled on a new agreement Wednesday that will allow Dish subscribers continued access to Turner Broadcasting and HBO programming. The new contract, the details of which were not disclosed, was announced by Turner and Time Warner on Wednesday. "We're pleased that the Dish customers we all serve can continue to enjoy...

  • WASHINGTON, April 1- U.S. private employers added the smallest number of workers in more than a year in March and factory activity hit a near two-year low, fresh signs that economic growth slowed significantly in the first quarter. "The economy hit yet another rough spot in the first quarter... which is one of many factors that will make it difficult for the Fed to...

  • Midday Glance: Drugstore companies Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 1:17 PM ET

    CVS Health Corp. fell $1.42 or 1.4 percent, to $101.79. Rite Aid fell$. 15 or 1.7 percent, to $8.54. Walgreen Boots Alliance Inc. fell$. 71 or. 8 percent, to $83.97.

  • Midday Glance: Consumer companies Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 1:17 PM ET

    Colgate-Palmolive Co. fell$. 31 or. 4 percent, to $69.03. Kimberly-Clark Corp. fell$. 42 or. 4 percent, to $106.69. Procter& Gamble Co. rose$. 34 or. 4 percent, to $82.28.

  • Midday Glance: Food companies Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 1:17 PM ET

    ConAgra Foods Inc. rose$. 27 or. 7 percent, to $36.80. General Mills Inc. fell$. 63 or 1.1 percent, to $55.97. Hormel Foods Corp. fell$. 16 or. 3 percent, to $56.69.

  • Midday Glance: Restaurant companies Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 1:17 PM ET

    Brinker International Inc. fell$. 48 or. 8 percent, to $61.08. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. fell $2.83 or. 4 percent, to $647.71. Darden Restaurants Inc. fell $1.61 or 2.3 percent, to $67.73.

  • Midday Glance: Homebuilders companies Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 1:17 PM ET

    DR Horton fell$. 09 or. 3 percent, to $28.39. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 01 or. 3 percent, to $3.55. Lennar Corp. fell$. 11 or. 2 percent, to $51.70.

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 1:17 PM ET

    Delta Air fell $1.90 or 4.2 percent, to $43.07. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 46 or 2.4 percent, to $18.80. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 93 or 2.1 percent, to $43.38.

  • Midday Glance: Insurance companies Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 1:17 PM ET

    Aflac Inc. fell$. 34 or. 5 percent, to $63.67. American International Group fell$. 10 or. 2 percent, to $54.69. MGIC Investments Corp. fell$. 04 or. 4 percent, to $9.59.

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest percentage increases Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 1:17 PM ET

    Dyax Corp. rose 48.4 percent to $24.86. Immune Design Corp. rose 24.3 percent to $26.25. Trevena Inc. rose 14.6 percent to $7.47.

  • Midday Glance: Beverages companies Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 1:17 PM ET

    Coca-Cola Co. rose$. 05 or. 1 percent, to $40.60. Dr Pepper Snapple fell$. 10 or. 1 percent, to $78.38. Molson Coors Brewing Co. fell$. 51 or. 7 percent, to $73.94.

  • Midday Glance: Credit Card companies Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 1:17 PM ET

    American Express Co. rose$. 85 or 1.1 percent, to $78.97. Capital One Financial Corp. rose$. 73 or. 9 percent, to $79.55. Discover Financial Services rose$. 88 or 1.6 percent, to $57.23.

  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 1:17 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 13 or 4.4 percent, to $3.11. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 37 or 4.2 percent, to $9.14. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 26 or 5.8 percent, to $4.80.