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  • Texas Instruments boosts 1Q income 35 percent Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 7:04 PM ET

    DALLAS— Texas Instruments Inc. gave an upbeat forecast for the current quarter after the chipmaker's first-quarter profit rose 35 percent. Texas Instruments makes semiconductors used in consumer devices and industrial equipment and is reducing its reliance on chips used in smartphones and tablets.

  • *Sees 2nd- qtr revenue $3.14 bln- $3.40 bln vs est $3.15 bln. April 23- Chipmaker Texas Instruments Inc's first-quarter revenue and second-quarter revenue forecast topped analysts' estimates on growing demand for its chips used in communication equipment, industrial machines and automotive parts.

  • UPDATE 1-Chobani secures $750 million investment from TPG Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 6:49 PM ET

    New Berlin, New York- based Chobani had run into liquidity problems resulting in part from the opening of its $450 million yogurt manufacturing plant in Idaho, which took longer to ramp up than the company anticipated, the people said.

  • Wal-Mart cut former CEO's pay 73 percent in 2013 Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 6:42 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The pay of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.' s outgoing CEO fell 73 percent in 2013 because he received a lower performance-based bonus and he didn't get stock awards that are given in anticipation of future performance. The fiscal year ended Jan. 31 and Duke was replaced by Doug McMillon, head of Wal-Mart's international division, on Feb. 1.

  • The Vermont House of Representative passed the bill 114-30. Last week, the Vermont Senate, by a vote of 28-2, approved the measure, which requires foods containing GMOs sold at retail outlets to be labeled as having been produced or partially produced with "genetic engineering."

  • Small Wyoming town evacuated after gas explosion Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 6:29 PM ET

    OPAL, Wyo.— A small town in southwest Wyoming was evacuated Wednesday after an explosion and fire at a natural gas processing facility and major national pipeline hub.

  • That is because the Dow weighs its 30 components by price, so a $500 stock would overwhelm the index. "I would think it would likely make it a Dow contender," said Eric Kuby, chief investment officer at North Star Investment Management Corp in Chicago, who owns the stock.

  • Sotheby's says strong art sales boosted 1Q revenue Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 6:26 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Sotheby's, the auction house engaged in a dispute with its largest shareholder, says strong art sales helped boost its first-quarter revenue.

  • That is because the Dow weighs its 30 components by price, so a $500 stock would overwhelm the index. "I would think it would likely make it a Dow contender," said Eric Kuby, chief investment officer at North Star Investment Management Corp in Chicago, who owns the stock.

  • E-Trade Financial's 1Q net income jumps twofold Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 6:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK— E-Trade Financial Corp.' s profit jumped more than twofold in the first quarter as the online broker benefited from strong growth in commissions, fees and reduced its provision for loan losses. For the first three months of the year, E-Trade reported net income of $97 million, or 33 cents per share.

  • UPDATE 1-GE in talks to buy France's Alstom - Bloomberg Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 6:11 PM ET

    April 23- General Electric Co is in talks to buy French turbine and train maker Alstom SA for about $13 billion, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

  • Final Glance: Staffing companies Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    Kelly Services Inc. class A rose$. 08 or. 4 percent, to $21.57. Korn/Ferry International Inc. fell$. 35 or 1.2 percent, to $29.76. ManpowerGroup rose $5.53 or 7.1 percent, to $83.41.

  • Final Glance: Medical Devices companies Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    Allergan rose $2.00 or 1.2 percent, to $165.65. Baxter International Inc. fell$. 14 or. 2 percent, to $72.24. Boston Scientific Corp. fell$. 06 or. 4 percent, to $13.69.

  • Final Glance: Insurance companies Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    Aflac Inc. fell$. 08 or. 1 percent, to $62.70. American International Group rose$. 64 or 1.3 percent, to $51.64. MBIA fell$. 15 or 1.2 percent, to $12.30.

  • Final Glance: Homebuilders companies Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    DR Horton fell$. 49 or 2.2 percent, to $21.35. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 10 or 2.2 percent, to $4.47. Pulte Homes Inc. fell$. 10 or. 5 percent, to $18.57.

  • NYSE stocks posting largest volume decreases Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest volume decliners on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. Brookfield Office Properties Inc.: Approximately 297,800 shares changed hands, a 87.5 decrease from its 65- day average volume. The shares fell$. 01 or. 1 percent to $9.01.

  • Final Glance: Education companies Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    Apollo Group fell$. 65 or 2.3 percent, to $27.76. Career Education Corp. fell$. 26 or 3.3 percent, to $7.51. Strayer Education Inc. fell $1.05 or 2.4 percent, to $43.49.

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest volume increases Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    Central Valley Community Bancorp: Approximately 105,100 shares changed hands, a 793.9 percent increase over its 65- day average volume. The shares fell$. 06 or. 5 percent to $11.53. Cherokee Inc.: Approximately 147,300 shares changed hands, a 654.9 percent increase over its 65- day average volume.

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 25 or. 6 percent, to $45.45. Safeway fell$. 07 or. 2 percent, to $34.02. Supervalu rose$. 78 or 11.5 percent, to $7.54.

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest volume decreases Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    Bridgford Foods Corp.: Approximately shares changed hands, a 99.9 decrease from its 65- day average volume. Chart Acquisition Corp.: Approximately 100 shares changed hands, a 99.6 decrease from its 65- day average volume. Collabrium Japan Acquisition Corp.: Approximately 100 shares changed hands, a 99.6 decrease from its 65- day average volume.

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