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  • ST. PAUL, Minn.— Minnesota turkey farmers are increasing precautionary measures after a highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza wiped out a flock of 15,000 birds in about a week. But it's likely to hurt exports because other countries will be unwilling to take Minnesota birds, and it will have farmers on alert for months, said Steve Olson, executive director of...

  • NEW YORK, March 6- A robust U.S. jobs report raised concern in markets that the Federal Reserve may raise interest rates sooner than previously thought, hammering U.S. stock and bond prices on Friday. "Any sign of undue strength will raise the specter of rates climbing sooner than expected, and we were already expecting rates to rise this year," said Bruce McCain, chief...

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 1:26 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at 1 p.m.:. AT&T Inc. fell 1.5 percent to $33.49 with 21,899,000 shares traded. AbbVie fell 1.5 percent to $56.00 with 11,825,100 shares traded.

  • Midday Glance: Railroad companies Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 1:26 PM ET

    Canadian National Railway Co. fell$. 91 or 1.3 percent, to $67.96. Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. fell $4.96 or 2.6 percent, to $188.93. Kansas City Southern fell $1.94 or 1.7 percent, to $114.09.

  • Midday Glance: Utilities companies Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 1:26 PM ET

    American Electric Power Co. fell $2.23 or 3.9 percent, to $54.85. Consolidated Edison Inc. Holding Co. fell $2.10 or 3.4 percent, to $60.22. Dominion Resources Inc. fell $1.89 or 2.7 percent, to $69.29.

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest percentage increases Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 1:26 PM ET

    Cellular Dynamics International Inc. rose 14.8 percent to $6.45. Calithera Bioscience Inc. rose 12.7 percent to $15.00. Celladon Corp. rose 11.8 percent to $24.00.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 1:26 PM ET

    AEterna Zentaris Inc. fell 32.2 percent to$. 54 with 10,774,900 shares traded. Apple Inc. rose. 9 percent to $127.61 with 42,758,200 shares traded. Applied Materials Inc. fell 2.0 percent to $23.69 with 10,652,200 shares traded.

  • Midday Glance: Specialty Retail companies Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 1:26 PM ET

    Autozone Inc. fell $3.03 or. 5 percent, to $647.94. Bed Bath& Beyond Inc. fell$. 54 or. 7 percent, to $73.85. Best Buy rose$. 40 or 1.0 percent, to $40.03.

  • Midday Glance: Telecom companies Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 1:26 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top telecom companies are down at 1 p.m.:. AT&T Inc. fell$. 51 or 1.5 percent, to $33.49. Verizon Communications Inc. fell$. 56 or 1.1 percent, to $48.36.

  • NYSE stocks posting largest percentage decreases Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 1:26 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest percentage decliners on New York Stock Exchange at 1 p.m.:. Checkpoint Systems Inc. fell 16.6 percent to $11.20. Coeur Mining Inc. fell 9.6 percent to $5.06.

  • Midday Glance: Restaurant companies Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 1:26 PM ET

    Brinker International Inc. fell$. 73 or 1.2 percent, to $57.96. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. fell $7.08 or 1.1 percent, to $663.41. Darden Restaurants Inc. fell $1.31 or 2.0 percent, to $62.90.

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 1:26 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 09 or. 1 percent, to $74.40. Supervalu fell$. 15 or 1.4 percent, to $10.26. Whole Foods Market Inc. fell$. 29 or. 5 percent, to $55.86.

  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 1:26 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 31 or 9.4 percent, to $3.00. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 42 or 4.5 percent, to $9.02. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 23 or 4.9 percent, to $4.45.

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest percentage decreases Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 1:26 PM ET

    Orexigen Therapeutics Inc. fell 14.7 percent to $6.83. Hurco Companies fell 10.8 percent to $30.82. Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc. fell 10.3 percent to $5.91.

  • NYSE stocks posting largest percentage increases Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 1:26 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest percentage gainers on New York Stock Exchange at 1 p.m.:. Life Time Fitness Inc. rose 15.1 percent to $66.36. Demand Media Inc. rose 14.1 percent to $5.99.

  • Midday Glance: Staffing companies Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 1:26 PM ET

    Kelly Services Inc. class A fell$. 32 or 1.8 percent, to $17.48. Korn/Ferry International Inc. fell$. 26 or. 8 percent, to $30.59. ManpowerGroup fell $1.82 or 2.3 percent, to $78.37.

  • Midday Glance: Banks companies Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 1:25 PM ET

    Bank of America Corp. rose$. 35 or 2.2 percent, to $16.35. Citigroup Inc. fell$. 21 or. 4 percent, to $53.35. Goldman Sachs fell $2.42 or 1.3 percent, to $187.66.

  • Midday Glance: Department Store Retail companies Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 1:25 PM ET

    Kohl's Corp. fell$. 19 or. 3 percent, to $73.41. Macy's Inc. fell$. 23 or. 4 percent, to $62.96. Nordstrom rose$. 38 or. 5 percent, to $81.03.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 1:25 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 88 or 1.8 percent, to $48.01. DuPont Co. fell$. 30 or. 4 percent, to $78.02.

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 1:25 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell $2.04 or 1.7 percent, to $120.47. Humana Inc. fell $2.33 or 1.4 percent, to $159.78. UnitedHealth Group fell $1.79 or 1.6 percent, to $113.00.