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  • Stock exchanges including Intercontinental Exchange Inc's New York Stock Exchange unit, Nasdaq OMX Group, and BATS Global Markets said their exchanges were expected to stay open for normal operating hours Monday and Tuesday. NYSE and BATS have backup data centers in Chicago, while Nasdaq's backup is in Ashburn, Virginia. Heavy snowfall has led the NYSE to...

  • SASKATOON, Saskatchewan, Jan 26- Saskatchewan is likely to tighten what are already some of North America's strictest rules for purchasing farmland as the Western Canadian province looks to fend off big money managers hungry for what they see as a winning investment. Stewart said the changes could also include measures to foil the plans of Vancouver- based...

  • Uber caps surge pricing during winter storm Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 2:39 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Want a ride home from car service Uber during the major snowstorm descending on the Northeast on Monday? In New York City, surge pricing will be capped at 2.8 times— nearly triple— the normal fare. The San Francisco company is also planning to donate some of the proceeds to the American Red Cross.

  • FDA names Duke cardiologist to No. 2 leadership job Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 2:31 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Food and Drug Administration has named a prominent Duke University cardiologist to its No. 2 leadership position, tasked with overseeing drugs, medical devices and tobacco products. Robert Califf currently serves as a vice chancellor at Duke where his work has focused on best practices for clinical trials, particularly those studying heart...

  • In September, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration awarded contracts worth up to a combined $6.8 billion to Boeing and privately owned Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, to fly crew to the station, a $100 billion research laboratory about 260 miles above Earth. NASA expects to pay an average of $58 million a seat when its astronauts begin...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of a former Nevada lobbyist accused of making illegal campaign contributions to Sen. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday rejected F. Harvey Whittemore's contention that the evidence presented at trial was insufficient to convict him. Reid, a Nevada Democrat, was not accused of any...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 26- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with a company that amended a collective bargaining agreement to force retirees to pay toward healthcare costs, throwing out a lower-court ruling that favored the former employees who objected to the change. On a unanimous vote, the nine-member court handed a win to M&G Polymers USA, a subsidiary of Italy-...

  • *Rock-Tenn and MeadWestvaco rally, set to merge. In deal news, Rock-Tenn Co and MeadWestvaco Corp said they would combine to form a packaging company worth $16 billion, with MeadWestvaco shareholders owning a majority stake. Rock-Tenn shares jumped 6.7 percent to $67.19 while MeadWestvaco rose 14.5 percent to $51.59 as the S&P 500' s biggest percentage gainer.

  • The Congressional Budget Office says the deficit will be $468 billion for the budget year that ends in September. The official scorekeeper of Congress also expects unemployment to drop slightly. By 2025, annual budget deficits could once again top $1 trillion, unless Congress acts.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 1:53 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 02 or 1.9 percent, to $1.05. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 70 or 2.3 percent, to $31.03. Peabody Energy rose$. 16 or 2.5 percent, to $6.46.

  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 1:53 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 01 or. 1 percent, to $3.35. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 14 or 1.3 percent, to $11.32. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 05 or. 7 percent, to $6.48.

  • Midday Glance: Computer companies Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 1:53 PM ET

    Apple Inc s rose$. 51 or. 5 percent, to $113.49. Hewlett Packard Co. fell $1.23 or 3.1 percent, to $38.85. International Business Machines Corp. rose$. 79 or. 5 percent, to $156.66.

  • Midday Glance: Restaurant companies Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 1:53 PM ET

    Brinker International Inc. rose$. 38 or. 6 percent, to $62.42. Darden Restaurants Inc. rose$. 86 or 1.4 percent, to $62.08. McDonald's Corp. rose$. 86 or 1.0 percent, to $90.42.

  • Midday Glance: Department Store Retail companies Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 1:53 PM ET

    Kohl's Corp. rose $1.18 or 2.0 percent, to $61.36. Macy's Inc. rose$. 02 or percent, to $65.85. Nordstrom rose$. 37 or. 5 percent, to $77.45.

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 1:53 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell$. 86 or. 8 percent, to $109.11. Humana Inc. rose$. 01 or percent, to $151.48. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 29 or. 3 percent, to $111.71.

  • Midday Glance: Consumer companies Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 1:53 PM ET

    Colgate-Palmolive Co. fell$. 76 or 1.1 percent, to $66.38. Kimberly-Clark Corp. fell $1.83 or 1.6 percent, to $109.82. Procter& Gamble Co. fell$. 96 or 1.1 percent, to $89.12.

  • Midday Glance: Oil companies Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 1:53 PM ET

    BP PLC rose $1.12 or 2.9 percent, to $40.02. ConocoPhillips rose $1.08 or 1.7 percent, to $65.73. Exxon Mobil Corp. rose$. 67 or. 7 percent, to $91.56.

  • Midday Glance: Aerospace companies Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 1:53 PM ET

    Boeing fell$. 34 or. 3 percent, to $134.28. Lockheed Martin Corp. fell $2.53 or 1.3 percent, to $194.91. Northrop Grumman Corp. fell $1.12 or. 7 percent, to $155.07.

  • Midday Glance: Food companies Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 1:53 PM ET

    ConAgra Foods Inc. rose$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $36.80. General Mills Inc. rose$. 22 or. 4 percent, to $54.78. Hormel Foods Corp. fell$. 07 or. 1 percent, to $53.28.

  • Midday Glance: Beverages companies Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 1:53 PM ET

    Coca-Cola Co. fell$. 28 or. 6 percent, to $43.03. Dr Pepper Snapple rose$. 12 or. 2 percent, to $78.63. Molson Coors Brewing Co. rose$. 14 or. 2 percent, to $78.23.