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  • US stocks end a turbulent month at a record high Saturday, 1 Nov 2014 | 12:06 AM ET

    NEW YORK— For stock investors, there was no shortage of drama in October. Stocks started the month modestly below a record high, only to cascade to their worst slump in two years. This October, the market's seesaw path was driven by fears that Europe's economy was slipping back into a recession, worries about plunging oil prices and concerns of possible weakness in...

  • Morgan Chase& Co learned about hackers who stole the bank's contact information for 76 million households and 7 million small businesses through a corporate event that it sponsors, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The New York Times said the breach was part of a repository of a billion stolen passwords...

  • Malloy: UBS to stay in Connecticut through 2021 Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 9:20 PM ET

    Dannel P. Malloy says financial services giant UBS has committed to remaining in Connecticut through 2021.. It provided UBS with a $20 million loan that was fully forgivable if the company maintained 2,000 jobs for five years. Under the amended arrangement, the same $20 million loan will be forgiven, but the percentage of forgiveness will be based on the number...

  • MEXICO CITY, Oct 31- Mexico and its main construction companies could help carry out a plan to spur economic growth and jobs in Central America to stem illegal immigration to the United States, a senior Mexican government official said on Friday. Struggling to stop a record flood of child migrants to the United States earlier this year, Guatemala, Honduras and El...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Nov 14 Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    NEW YORK- Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Richard Fisher speaks on "Preparing to Normalize Monetary Policy" before a Shadow Open Market Committee meeting sponsored by the Manhattan Institute for Public Policy Research- 1740 GMT. CHICAGO- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans gives welcome and opening remarks before the "...

  • Herbalife eyes settlement in federal lawsuit Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Herbalife says it has agreed to settle a lawsuit that claimed the company's business structure and marketing practices violated federal and state laws. Herbalife Ltd. maintains it hasn't done anything wrong and the lawsuit is meritless. Ackman has bet heavily against the company's stock, describing Herbalife as a pyramid scheme.

  • DETROIT, Oct 31- U.S. auto safety officials on Friday told Japan's Takata Corp to work harder to meet demand for replacement parts for air bags that could prove defective in millions of U.S. cars. On Thursday, Takata agreed to add two production lines to make more air bag parts. Friedman also said Takata had not yet heeded NHTSA's request to contact other air bag...

  • Virgin Galactic's allure: space and celebrities Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 7:39 PM ET

    The explosion of a Virgin Galactic rocket ship during a test flight over California has almost certainly dashed founder Richard Branson's goal of starting passenger flights next spring. Information about Virgin Galactic, its backers, and its goals:. Virgin Galactic is a joint venture between Branson's Virgin Group Ltd. and Aabar Investments PJS, a...

  • MOJAVE, Calif., Oct 31- A suborbital passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic company crashed during a test flight on Friday near the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, killing one pilot and seriously injuring the other, officials said. The crash of the vehicle, undergoing its first powered test flight since January over the...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 31- U.S. authorities are investigating London- based Standard Chartered Plc for potential U.S. sanctions violations connected to its banking for Iranian-controlled entities in Dubai, according to people familiar with the probe. Investigators also learned that the company used to have an account with Standard Chartered, according to the source.

  • Space tourism rocket crash stirs mixed emotions Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 6:32 PM ET

    The explosion of Virgin Galactic's passenger rocket ship is stirring up mixed emotions as scientists and others involved in the space industry wait for more details on what happened over the Mojave Desert on Friday. —Former NASA top space scientist Alan Stern has seats to fly on Virgin Galactic— and its competitor XCOR aerospace. "Let's not be Chicken Littles...

  • Final Glance: Homebuilders companies Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    DR Horton fell$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $22.79. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 02 or. 5 percent, to $3.76. Lennar Corp. fell$. 27 or. 6 percent, to $43.08.

  • Final Glance: Telecom companies Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top telecom companies were up at the close of trading:. AT&T Inc. rose$. 33 or 1.0 percent, to $34.84. Verizon Communications Inc. rose$. 35 or. 7 percent, to $50.25.

  • Final Glance: Insurance companies Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    Aflac Inc. fell$. 31 or. 5 percent, to $59.73. American International Group rose$. 64 or 1.2 percent, to $53.57. MBIA rose$. 12 or 1.2 percent, to $9.76.

  • Final Glance: Railroad companies Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    Canadian National Railway Co. rose$. 74 or 1.1 percent, to $70.58. Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. rose $2.74 or 1.3 percent, to $207.68. Kansas City Southern rose $2.00 or 1.7 percent, to $122.79.

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest volume decreases Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    Citizens Holding Co.: Approximately shares changed hands, a 97.9 decrease from its 65- day average volume. Glen Burnie Bancorp: Approximately shares changed hands, a 99.6 decrease from its 65- day average volume. The shares rose$. 12 or 1.2 percent to $10.32.

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest volume increases Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Inc.: Approximately 17,366,000 shares changed hands, a 1,632.1 percent increase over its 65- day average volume. The shares fell $14.02 or 41.0 percent to $20.19. The shares rose$. 29 or 9.4 percent to $3.39.

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 07 or 3.3 percent, to $2.16. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 92 or 2.6 percent, to $36.80. Peabody Energy rose$. 18 or 1.8 percent, to $10.43.

  • Final Glance: Education companies Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    Apollo Group rose$. 54 or 1.9 percent, to $28.66. Career Education Corp. fell$. 04 or. 7 percent, to $5.80. Strayer Education Inc. rose $2.09 or 2.9 percent, to $73.19.

  • Final Glance: Banks companies Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    Bank of America Corp. rose$. 13 or. 8 percent, to $17.16. Citigroup Inc. rose$. 38 or. 7 percent, to $53.53. Goldman Sachs rose $3.02 or 1.6 percent, to $189.99.