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  • DIARY -Top Economic Events to Sep 10 Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    LUGANO, Switzerland- Swiss National Bank Vice President Jean-Pierre Danthine speaks at the UBS Session: The Role of Finance in Society- 1130 GMT. LJUBLJANA- Bled Strategic Forum 2014 in Slovenia.

  • Diane Sawyer exits as ABC evening anchor Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 7:47 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Diane Sawyer has signed off as anchor of ABC's " World News," telling viewers that it has been wonderful to be the "home port" of the network's news team each weeknight. The 68- year-old Sawyer, one of television news' best-known personalities, has anchored ABC's flagship newscast since December 2009.

  • Groupon sales reps can't pursue overtime pay class action Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 7:26 PM ET

    Aug 27- A Chicago federal judge on Wednesday said Groupon Inc sales representatives cannot pursue a class-action lawsuit over the Internet commerce company's failure to pay for overtime before and after its 2011 initial public offering.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 27- A U.S. judge rejected Apple Inc's latest bid for a permanent injunction against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd in another sign of the diminishing impact of the smartphone patent wars. Apple won a $120 million jury verdict against Samsung earlier this year over three Apple patents.

  • Court rules against FedEx in drivers' labor case Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 6:57 PM ET

    DALLAS— A federal court has ruled that FedEx Corp. improperly classified about 2,300 drivers in California as independent contractors instead of employees.

  • CME Group says CFO to retire at age 49, new CFO is 50 Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 6:56 PM ET

    CHICAGO, Aug 27- CME Group Inc's 49- year-old chief financial officer will retire at the end of the year and will be replaced by an executive who is a year older, the world's largest futures exchange operator said on Wednesday.

  • Aug 27- New Jersey's Atlantic County, which includes the struggling gambling mecca of Atlantic City, saw the biggest employment drop of all U.S. metropolitan areas in July compared to the same time last year, according to preliminary U.S. Labor Department data on Wednesday.

  • Workforce agency head denies mismanagement claims Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 6:17 PM ET

    DES MOINES, Iowa— The head of Iowa's workforce agency defended herself against accusations of mismanagement Wednesday, telling lawmakers that some people on her staff may be having hard time with policy changes.

  • LOS ANGELES, Aug 27- Officials in Villa Park are considering pulling the tiny California city from Calpers, saying the monthly costs of the state's giant public pension system are crippling the municipal budget.

  • NYSE stocks posting largest volume decreases Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest volume decliners on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. American Realty Investors Inc.: Approximately 200 shares changed hands, a 92.3 decrease from its 65- day average volume. The shares rose$. 09 or 1.6 percent to $5.85.

  • Government says Tyson must sell sow-buying unit Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Tyson Foods will sell its sow purchasing business, Heinold Hog Markets, in order to get regulatory clearance for its $7.75 billion purchase of Hillshire Brands. The U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday that Tyson Foods must sell the business in order to preserve competition for farmers who sell sows, or female pigs.

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest volume decreases Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    Coastway Bancorp: Approximately 100 shares changed hands, a 98.5 decrease from its 65- day average volume. The shares fell$. 02 or. 2 percent to $10.94. Greene County Bancorp Inc.: Approximately shares changed hands, a 99.3 decrease from its 65- day average volume.

  • NYSE stocks posting largest volume increases Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest volume gainers on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. Baytex Energy Corp.: Approximately 1,123,400 shares changed hands, a 555.3 percent increase over its 65- day average volume. The shares rose$. 79 or 1.8 percent to $43.97.

  • Final Glance: Food companies Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    ConAgra Foods Inc. rose$. 26 or. 8 percent, to $32.13. General Mills Inc. rose$. 28 or. 5 percent, to $53.26. Hormel Foods Corp. rose$. 22 or. 4 percent, to $50.36.

  • Final Glance: Banks companies Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Bank of America Corp. fell$. 13 or. 8 percent, to $16.20. Citigroup Inc. fell$. 27 or. 5 percent, to $51.86. Morgan Stanley fell$. 27 or. 8 percent, to $34.13.

  • Final Glance: Medical Devices companies Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Allergan fell $1.21 or. 7 percent, to $162.76. Baxter International Inc. fell$. 19 or. 3 percent, to $75.34. Boston Scientific Corp. fell$. 06 or. 5 percent, to $12.38.

  • Final Glance: Health Care Equipment companies Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Becton, Dickinson& Co. fell$. 89 or. 8 percent, to $116.84. Covidien fell$. 26 or. 3 percent, to $87.08. PerkinElmer fell$. 38 or. 8 percent, to $44.69.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc. fell 2.6 percent to $11.45 with 13,290,700 shares traded. Apple Inc. rose 1.2 percent to $102.13 with 46,357,900 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. was unchanged at $24.80 with 15,324,700 shares traded.

  • Final Glance: Managed Care companies Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose$. 72 or. 8 percent, to $94.48. Humana Inc. rose $2.27 or 1.8 percent, to $127.32. UnitedHealth Group rose $1.26 or 1.5 percent, to $86.38.

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Arch Coal unchanged at $3.18. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 40 or 1.0 percent, to $40.14. Peabody Energy rose$. 18 or 1.1 percent, to $15.97.