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MEXICO CITY/ NEW YORK, Dec 19- Mexico and the United States finalized a pact on Friday to end a months-long sugar dispute that threatened to escalate into a broader trade battle. The two countries have settled on agreements that will avoid hefty duties on imports of sugar from Mexico, the U.S. Department of Commerce said in a statement. In a deal hammered out after...
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said Friday that it has taken over Northern Star Bank, based in Mankato, Minnesota. BankVista, based in Sartell, Minnesota, agreed to assume all of Northern Star Bank's deposits and to purchase essentially all of the failed bank's assets. Northern Star Bank's failure is expected to cost the federal deposit insurance fund $5.9...
LOS ANGELES, Dec 19- Sony Pictures said on Friday it is looking for alternatives to release "The Interview" after it scrapped the Christmas Day theatrical opening of the screwball comedy at the center of a cyberattack on the studio blamed on North Korea. On Wednesday, Sony canceled the theatrical release of the film depicting the assassination of North Korean...
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 19- A U.S. judge on Friday rejected Hewlett-Packard Co's proposed settlement of shareholder litigation involving the information technology company's botched acquisition of Autonomy Plc. District Judge Charles Breyer in San Francisco wrote that the settlement may not have been fair for shareholders because it broadly released HP from...
DOVER, Del.— A Delaware judge says stockholders of Family Dollar Stores Inc. can vote on proposed $8.5 billion acquisition by Chesapeake, Virginia- based Dollar Tree Inc.. But some Family Dollar shareholders want the vote postponed until the board reviews a deal with Dollar General Corp., which has also bid for Matthews, North Carolina- based Family Dollar.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.— The National Park Service has averted a shutdown of some of the Grand Canyon's iconic hotels and mule rides by awarding a temporary contract for services at the canyon's South Rim. The one-year contract goes to Xanterra Parks& Resorts Inc., which has been providing those services for decades. Its current contract ends Dec. 31 and reached its limit...
Birner Dental Management Services Inc.: Approximately shares changed hands, a 99.7 decrease from its 65- day average volume. First Clover Leaf Financial Corp.: Approximately shares changed hands, a 99.0 decrease from its 65- day average volume. Glen Burnie Bancorp: Approximately shares changed hands, a 99.8 decrease from its 65- day average volume.
Colgate-Palmolive Co. rose$. 50 or. 7 percent, to $69.98. Kimberly-Clark Corp. rose$. 43 or. 4 percent, to $115.84. Procter& Gamble Co. rose$. 05 or. 1 percent, to $92.05.
BP PLC rose $1.08 or 2.8 percent, to $39.40. ConocoPhillips rose $1.23 or 1.8 percent, to $70.98. Exxon Mobil Corp. rose $2.48 or 2.7 percent, to $93.64.
American Express Co. fell$. 27 or. 3 percent, to $92.90. Capital One Financial Corp. rose$. 27 or. 3 percent, to $82.43. Discover Financial Services rose$. 08 or. 1 percent, to $65.09.
NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest volume decliners on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. BRT Realty Trust: Approximately 4,100 shares changed hands, a 84.7 decrease from its 65- day average volume. The shares rose$. 01 or. 1 percent to $7.03.
NEW YORK— Shares of some top drug benefits companies were up at the close of trading:. CVSCaremark rose$. 18 or. 2 percent, to $95.70. Express Scripts Holding Co. rose$. 49 or. 6 percent, to $80.97.
ConAgra Foods Inc. rose$. 28 or. 8 percent, to $36.86. General Mills Inc. rose$. 30 or. 6 percent, to $53.81. Hormel Foods Corp. rose$. 25 or. 5 percent, to $52.28.
Brinker International Inc. fell$. 27 or. 5 percent, to $57.11. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. fell $4.18 or. 6 percent, to $651.42. Darden Restaurants Inc. fell$. 35 or. 6 percent, to $57.37.
Allergan rose$. 45 or. 2 percent, to $212.63. Baxter International Inc. rose$. 41 or. 6 percent, to $74.48. Boston Scientific Corp. fell$. 11 or. 8 percent, to $13.15.
Aflac Inc. rose$. 86 or 1.4 percent, to $61.18. American International Group rose$. 77 or 1.4 percent, to $55.78. MBIA fell$. 02 or. 2 percent, to $9.30.
Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 15 or 5.6 percent, to $2.81. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 13 or 1.4 percent, to $9.63. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 14 or 2.9 percent, to $4.96.
Becton, Dickinson& Co. fell$. 62 or. 4 percent, to $139.81. Covidien plc fell$. 32 or. 3 percent, to $102.90. PerkinElmer rose$. 65 or 1.5 percent, to $43.77.
Canadian National Railway Co. fell$. 60 or. 9 percent, to $66.85. Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. fell$. 64 or. 3 percent, to $190.93. Kansas City Southern rose $2.27 or 1.9 percent, to $120.29.
General Electric Co. rose$. 48 or 1.9 percent, to $25.62. Snap-On rose$. 01 or percent, to $136.96. Whirlpool Corp. fell$. 79 or. 4 percent, to $189.73.