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  • Technology is raising a high bar for high-end mixology Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 1:42 PM ET

    Take the "Highlander," a cocktail offered at Barmini in Washington, D.C. The drink is a combination of bartender Juan Coronado's favorite highland ingredients, scotch and mezcal from Oaxaca, combined with a touch of simple syrup and served in a glass with a floating cloud of creme de cocoa, rosemary, citrus peels and dry ice. "It's quite amazing to see this floating...

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— New York Sen. Charles Schumer is asking federal regulators to set a strict standard for the volatility of crude oil shipped by rail to help reduce destruction from accidents like a fiery derailment in West Virginia last month. Schumer says Wednesday he's particularly concerned about oil from the Bakken Shale formation in North Dakota and Montana...

  • March 4- British online luxury fashion company Farfetch said it raised $86 million from investment firm DST Global and existing shareholders, valuing the company at $1 billion. London- based Farfetch's shareholders include media company Conde Nast International and private equity firm Vitruvian Partners. DST Global is run by Silicon Valley- based Russia-...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, March 4- The Federal Reserve struggled with the message being sent by its role in bank bailouts and worried about the impact of a bond-buying program aimed at easing the 2007-2009 financial crisis, according to transcripts released by the U.S. central bank on Wednesday. In a prescient view of future policy, then-San Francisco Fed President...

  • Midday Glance: Insurance companies Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 1:16 PM ET

    Aflac Inc. rose$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $62.32. American International Group fell$. 22 or. 4 percent, to $55.37. MBIA fell$. 13 or 1.3 percent, to $9.15.

  • Midday Glance: Staffing companies Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 1:16 PM ET

    Kelly Services Inc. class A fell$. 18 or 1.0 percent, to $17.82. Korn/Ferry International Inc. fell$. 48 or 1.5 percent, to $30.79. ManpowerGroup fell$. 13 or. 2 percent, to $81.01.

  • Midday Glance: Telecom companies Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 1:16 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top telecom companies are down at 1 p.m.:. AT&T Inc. fell$. 28 or. 8 percent, to $34.13. Verizon Communications Inc. fell$. 52 or 1.0 percent, to $49.04.

  • Midday Glance: Railroad companies Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 1:16 PM ET

    Canadian National Railway Co. rose$. 37 or. 5 percent, to $68.77. Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. rose $1.69 or. 9 percent, to $189.63. Kansas City Southern fell$. 04 or percent, to $115.78.

  • Midday Glance: Drugstore companies Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 1:16 PM ET

    CVS Health Corp. fell$. 22 or. 2 percent, to $103.24. Rite Aid fell$. 06 or. 7 percent, to $8.04. Walgreen Boots Alliance Inc. fell$. 11 or. 1 percent, to $83.10.

  • Midday Glance: Pharmaceuticals companies Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 1:16 PM ET

    Baxter International Inc. rose$. 11 or. 2 percent, to $69.53. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. rose$. 86 or 1.4 percent, to $62.78. Eli Lilly& Co. rose$. 16 or. 2 percent, to $70.53.

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 1:16 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 79 or. 5 percent, to $146.58. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 69 or. 8 percent, to $82.68.

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 1:16 PM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 41 or. 9 percent, to $45.37. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 01 or percent, to $17.87. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 06 or. 1 percent, to $44.02.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 1:16 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 08 or 6.2 percent, to $1.14. Consol Energy Inc. fell $1.46 or 4.6 percent, to $30.32. Peabody Energy fell$. 45 or 6.2 percent, to $6.78.

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 1:16 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell$. 29 or. 2 percent, to $120.83. Humana Inc. fell$. 21 or. 1 percent, to $160.04. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 62 or. 5 percent, to $113.48.

  • Midday Glance: Aerospace companies Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 1:16 PM ET

    Lockheed Martin Corp. fell$. 21 or. 1 percent, to $199.72. Northrop Grumman Corp. rose$. 15 or. 1 percent, to $163.78. Raytheon fell$. 97 or. 9 percent, to $107.22.

  • Midday Glance: Homebuilders companies Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 1:16 PM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 18 or. 7 percent, to $26.75. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 05 or 1.3 percent, to $3.74. Lennar Corp. rose$. 35 or. 7 percent, to $49.80.

  • Midday Glance: Media companies Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 1:16 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose$. 21 or. 4 percent, to $60.17. Walt Disney Co. fell $1.16 or 1.1 percent, to $105.19. Gannett fell$. 41 or 1.2 percent, to $34.92.

  • Midday Glance: Consumer companies Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 1:16 PM ET

    Colgate-Palmolive Co. fell$. 06 or. 1 percent, to $70.62. Kimberly-Clark Corp. fell$. 48 or. 4 percent, to $108.90. Procter& Gamble Co. fell$. 62 or. 7 percent, to $84.54.

  • Midday Glance: Beverages companies Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 1:16 PM ET

    Coca-Cola Co. fell$. 35 or. 8 percent, to $42.60. Dr Pepper Snapple fell $1.32 or 1.7 percent, to $77.67. Molson Coors Brewing Co. rose$. 07 or. 1 percent, to $74.80.

  • NYSE stocks posting largest percentage decreases Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 1:16 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest percentage decliners on New York Stock Exchange at 1 p.m.:. Veeva Systems Inc. fell 22.3 percent to $25.41. CDI Corp. fell 13.7 percent to $15.90.