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  • Midday Glance: Homebuilders companies Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 1:17 PM ET

    DR Horton fell$. 17 or. 6 percent, to $27.14. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. rose$. 12 or 3.2 percent, to $3.86. Lennar Corp. fell$. 38 or. 8 percent, to $49.83.

  • Midday Glance: Staffing companies Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 1:17 PM ET

    Kelly Services Inc. class A rose$. 76 or 4.4 percent, to $18.07. Korn/Ferry International Inc. rose$. 29 or. 9 percent, to $30.89. ManpowerGroup rose$. 61 or. 8 percent, to $81.07.

  • Midday Glance: Banks companies Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 1:17 PM ET

    Bank of America Corp. rose$. 12 or. 8 percent, to $15.93. Citigroup Inc. rose$. 85 or 1.6 percent, to $53.27. Goldman Sachs rose $1.03 or. 5 percent, to $190.82.

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest percentage increases Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 1:17 PM ET

    Ohr Pharmaceutical rose 36.8 percent to $10.52. Omeros Corp. rose 18.7 percent to $24.77. NXP Semiconductors NV rose 16.5 percent to $98.88.

  • Midday Glance: Biotechnology companies Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 1:17 PM ET

    Amgen Inc. rose$. 79 or. 5 percent, to $158.51. Biogen Idec rose $3.50 or. 9 percent, to $413.09. Celgene Corp. fell$. 44 or. 4 percent, to $121.09.

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 1:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at 1 p.m.:. Bank of America Corp. rose. 8 percent to $15.93 with 40,291,500 shares traded. Boston Scientific Corp. rose. 8 percent to $17.03 with 12,817,100 shares traded.

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 1:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 61 or. 4 percent, to $147.57. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 53 or. 6 percent, to $83.40.

  • Midday Glance: Health Care Equipment companies Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 1:17 PM ET

    Becton, Dickinson& Co. rose$. 78 or. 5 percent, to $147.50. PerkinElmer fell$. 02 or percent, to $46.98. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. rose$. 90 or. 7 percent, to $130.90.

  • Midday Glance: Beverages companies Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 1:17 PM ET

    Coca-Cola Co. fell$. 14 or. 3 percent, to $43.16. Dr Pepper Snapple rose$. 30 or. 4 percent, to $79.09. Molson Coors Brewing Co. rose$. 09 or. 1 percent, to $75.98.

  • NEW YORK— Medical device maker Boston Scientific said Monday it will pay $1.6 billion to buy the men's health and prostate health business of Endo International. Boston Scientific said it is gaining treatments for enlarged prostate, urinary incontinence caused by stress, and erectile dysfunction, and said the business has about $130 million in adjusted...

  • NEW YORK, March 2- New York City's 1.1 million public school students were allowed for the first time in years to take their cellphones to school on Monday, when a controversial ban on them was lifted. "I think it's way past time for this ban to be lifted," said Mona Davids, who heads the New York City Parents Union. Schools in major cities across the United States,...

  • *Speculation over Iran nuclear deal drove prices down earlier. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said a deal on Iran's nuclear programme could be concluded this week if the United States and other Western countries had sufficient political will and agreed to remove sanctions on Tehran. Iranian oil exports have been restricted by sanctions for...

  • NEW YORK— Morgan Stanley, which agreed to a $2.6 billion settlement with the federal government last week, says it expects to be sued by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman over subprime mortgage bonds. Morgan Stanley say the lawsuit will say that it misrepresented or omitted important information related to the loans, including Morgan Stanley's due...

  • DETROIT, March 2- Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway's billionaire chief executive and one of the largest shareholders in General Motors Co, told CNBC on Monday he disagrees with putting former U.S. auto task force member Harry Wilson on the automaker's board. Berkshire Hathaway owned 2.55 percent of GM's shares at the end of last year, according to documents...

  • Forbes List: 10 richest people in the world Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 12:20 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Bill Gates, the founder of technology company Microsoft Corp., topped Forbes' 2015 list of the world's top billionaires for the second straight year. Source of wealth: Technology company Microsoft Corp.. Source of wealth: Conglomerate Koch Industries.

  • Nurse who survived Ebola sues Dallas hospital system Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 12:14 PM ET

    DALLAS— A 26- year-old nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for the first person in the U.S. diagnosed with the deadly disease has filed a lawsuit against the parent company of the Dallas hospital where she worked. Nina Pham filed the lawsuit Monday in Dallas County against Texas Health Resources. She contracted Ebola last fall while caring for Liberian...

  • NEW YORK, March 3- With thousands of free downloads at the ready with the swipe of a finger, parents of tweens face a daunting question: How much are they willing to spend to lure their children away from electronic devices? A real-life classic version of the board game costs around $21, compared to 99 cents for the app. At the annual Toy Fair in New York in mid-February,...

  • *Speculation over Iran nuclear deal drove prices down earlier. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said a deal on Iran's nuclear programme could be concluded this week if the United States and other Western countries had sufficient political will and agreed to remove sanctions on Tehran. Iranian oil exports have been restricted by sanctions for...

  • WASHINGTON— One of the nation's leading medical researchers joined the Food and Drug Administration on Monday, taking on the agency's No. 2 leadership job at a critical juncture for prescription drugs, medical devices and tobacco products. Robert Califf comes to the job of FDA deputy commissioner after more than 30 years as a researcher and administrator at...

  • FOREX-Dollar touches 11-year peak as euro gains fade Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 11:58 AM ET

    *ECB policymakers meet in Cyprus on Wednesday, Thursday. The yen was off 0.45 percent at 120.07 yen to the dollar in late-morning New York trade. "The dollar's long-term trend is up but it now is in some consolidation," said Paul Christopher, international strategist at Wells Fargo in St Louis.