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  • Walgreen pharmacies back up after system crash: DJ Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 2:26 PM ET
    A Walgreens store is shown in Homestead, Fla.

    Walgreen pharmacies are back online after earlier reporting that many stores couldn't fill prescriptions due to a database failure, Dow Jones said.

  • JACKSON HOLE, Wyo., Aug 22- The Federal Reserve is "mired" in debate over corners of the U.S. labor market that it has little chance of improving, and it should instead prepare the public for an interest-rate rise, a Fed official known for his hawkish views said on Friday.

  • Roush Fenway lands Ortho as sponsor Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 2:17 PM ET

    BRISTOL, Tenn.— Roush Fenway Racing has landed Ortho as a sponsor for "roughly half" of Greg Biffle's races next season. Biffle's team is losing sponsor 3 M after this season. Roush Fenway Racing President Steve Newmark said Friday it was unclear which races will run with Ortho as the primary sponsor.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 22- Wall Street and other stock markets paused while the dollar rose on Friday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said policymakers eyeing interest rate hikes need to move cautiously, while worsening Ukraine tensions dogged trading.

  • Oregon sues Oracle over failed health care website Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 2:09 PM ET

    SALEM, Ore.— The state of Oregon filed a lawsuit Friday against Oracle Corp. and several of its executives over the technology company's role in creating the troubled website for the state's online health insurance exchange.

  • Advocacy group asks for Chrysler investigation Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 2:08 PM ET

    DETROIT— An auto safety advocacy group is asking the U.S. government to investigate power system failures in thousands of Chrysler vehicles that could cause them to stall while being driven. The Center for Auto Safety, a group founded by Ralph Nader, filed a petition Friday asking the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to investigate the problem.

  • SALEM, Ore.— Oregon files lawsuit against Oracle Corp. over state's troubled health exchange website.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 22- U.S. crude oil futures fell on Friday, putting them on track for a fifth straight week of declines, while Brent remained under pressure from a stronger dollar and plentiful supplies despite an escalation of tensions between Russian and Ukraine.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 22- Neustar Inc, a company which helps North American telecommunication carriers route calls and text messages, is considering a potential sale amid interest from private equity firms, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • Reid apologizes for Asian jokes at Vegas luncheon Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 1:44 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is apologizing for jokes he made about Asians during a luncheon in Las Vegas this week. Reid was addressing the city's Asian Chamber of Commerce on Thursday. Officials with the Asian Chamber of Commerce said Friday that they don't have an immediate comment on the matter.

  • *Russia aid convoy crossed border without OK, Ukraine says. Ukraine declared on Friday that Russia had launched a "direct invasion" of its territory after Moscow sent a convoy of trucks across the border into eastern Ukraine.

  • Expectations of ECB help drive down eurozone rates Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 1:37 PM ET

    Investors appear to be putting their money on the likelihood of more stimulus measures from the European Central Bank to keep the eurozone's shaky recovery from stalling. They will be closely watching ECB President Mario Draghi's speech for more clues later Friday at a global banking conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

  • Obama offers new accommodations on birth control Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 1:24 PM ET

    The duel decisions mark the Obama administration's latest effort to address a long-running conflict that has pitted the White House against churches and other religious groups, sparking dozens of legal challenges. The Supreme Court ruled in June that the government can't force companies like Hobby Lobby Inc. to pay for birth control.

  • Midday Glance: Utilities companies Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    American Electric Power Co. fell$. 28 or. 5 percent, to $52.53. Consolidated Edison Inc. Holding Co. fell$. 23 or. 4 percent, to $57.35. Dominion Resources Inc. fell$. 13 or. 2 percent, to $69.56.

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest percentage decreases Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Birner Dental Management Services Inc. fell 6.7 percent to $16.04. Louisiana Bancorp fell 6.4 percent to $19.65. ZS Pharma Inc. fell 6.4 percent to $32.38.

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 14 or. 3 percent, to $50.60. Safeway rose$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $34.64. Supervalu fell$. 08 or. 8 percent, to $9.48.

  • Midday Glance: Oil companies Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    BP PLC fell$. 05 or. 1 percent, to $48.22. ConocoPhillips fell$. 64 or. 8 percent, to $80.34. Exxon Mobil Corp. fell$. 86 or. 9 percent, to $98.42.

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell$. 49 or. 5 percent, to $93.48. Humana Inc. fell$. 19 or. 2 percent, to $123.26. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 02 or percent, to $83.79.

  • Midday Glance: Telecom companies Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top telecom companies are down at 1 p.m.:. AT&T Inc. fell$. 18 or. 5 percent, to $34.46. Verizon Communications Inc. fell$. 23 or. 5 percent, to $48.64.

  • Midday Glance: Specialty Retail companies Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Autozone Inc. fell$. 66 or. 1 percent, to $537.12. Bed Bath& Beyond Inc. rose$. 21 or. 3 percent, to $63.95. Best Buy rose$. 12 or. 4 percent, to $31.25.