Stephen Peak, fund manager at Henderson Global Investors, says that "there's a big world outside the U.S." and that there'll be lots of opportunities in Europe in 2014 as the region recovers.» Read More
After a two-year investigation, a executive working for a Chinese conglomerate was arrested on charges of stealing inbred corn seed from production fields in Iowa and Illinois and trying to smuggle it into China, U.S.
DETROIT, Dec 12- Ford Motor Co said on Thursday that it is adding more than 11,000 new jobs in the United States and Asia in 2014 as it rolls out 23 new vehicles, the biggest launch year in the company's 110- year history. The second-largest U.S. automaker will hire more than 5,000 workers in the United States, including 3,300 salaried positions.
NEW YORK, Dec 12- California's Obamacare insurance marketplace experienced a surge in enrollment last week, officials said on Thursday, offering welcome news for President Barack Obama's sweeping healthcare law from a state crucial to its success. At that rate, California would meet its 2013 enrollment target.
NEW YORK, Dec 12- IBM Corp has been sued by a shareholder who accused it of concealing how its ties to what became a major U.S. spying scandal reduced business in China and ultimately caused its market value to plunge more than $12 billion.
*Gold slumps to lowest since late June. SYDNEY, Dec 13- Asian markets are likely to stay under pressure on Friday as investors fret over the outlook for U.S. policy stimulus, though Japanese stocks could draw comfort from a reversal in the yen against the dollar.
NEW YORK-- Shares of some top chemicals companies were down at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 29 or. 7 percent, to $40.76. DuPont Co. fell$. 34 or. 6 percent, to $59.95.
Ameriana BanCorp: Approximately shares changed hands, a 100.0 decrease from its 65- day average volume. Asure Software Inc.: Approximately 600 shares changed hands, a 95.7 decrease from its 65- day average volume. The shares fell$. 01 or. 2 percent to $5.29.
ConAgra Foods Inc. fell$. 37 or 1.1 percent, to $32.15. General Mills Inc. fell $1.02 or 2.0 percent, to $49.57. Hormel Foods Corp. fell$. 39 or. 9 percent, to $44.60.
Canadian National Railway Co. rose$. 38 or. 7 percent, to $54.87. Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. rose$. 29 or. 2 percent, to $150.28. Kansas City Southern rose$. 04 or percent, to $117.05.
Apple Inc. fell$. 82 or. 1 percent, to $560.54. Hewlett Packard Co. fell$. 39 or 1.4 percent, to $26.60. International Business Machines Corp. fell $1.83 or 1.0 percent, to $173.37.
AmTrust Finl Svcs: Approximately 9,119,000 shares changed hands, a 1,842.5 percent increase over its 65- day average volume. The shares fell $4.63 or 12.1 percent to $33.67. Baxano Surgical: Approximately 2,856,500 shares changed hands, a 2,352.2 percent increase over its 65- day average volume.
Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 08 or. 5 percent, to $16.46. Gold Fields Ltd ADS fell$. 12 or 3.3 percent, to $3.51. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 19 or. 8 percent, to $23.28.
BP PLC fell$. 53 or 1.1 percent, to $46.17. ConocoPhillips rose$. 37 or. 5 percent, to $69.48. Exxon Mobil Corp. rose $1.10 or 1.2 percent, to $95.36.
Arch Coal fell$. 16 or 3.7 percent, to $4.15. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 13 or. 4 percent, to $36.84. Peabody Energy fell$. 16 or. 9 percent, to $18.33.
NEW YORK-- A look at the 10 biggest volume decliners on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. Amrep Corp.: Approximately 1,600 shares changed hands, a 89.6 decrease from its 65- day average volume. The shares rose$. 13 or 1.9 percent to $6.93.
Becton, Dickinson& Co. fell$. 64 or. 6 percent, to $105.00. Covidien fell$. 55 or. 8 percent, to $65.70. PerkinElmer rose$. 19 or. 5 percent, to $39.06.
Brinker International Inc. rose$. 13 or. 3 percent, to $45.33. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. fell $2.55 or. 5 percent, to $515.02. Darden Restaurants Inc. fell$. 09 or. 2 percent, to $51.38.
Colgate-Palmolive Co. fell$. 97 or 1.5 percent, to $63.97. Kimberly-Clark Corp. fell $1.55 or 1.5 percent, to $103.83. Procter& Gamble Co. fell $1.72 or 2.0 percent, to $82.30.
NEW YORK-- A look at the 10 biggest volume gainers on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. AerCap Holdings: Approximately 3,578,200 shares changed hands, a 1,185.4 percent increase over its 65- day average volume. The shares rose $2.49 or 11.6 percent to $23.91.
DR Horton fell$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $18.99. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. rose$. 29 or 5.8 percent, to $5.28. Lennar Corp. fell$. 14 or. 4 percent, to $34.89.