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  • *Demand weak in Europe and Asia; supplies ample. *U.S., EU prepare more sanctions on Russia over Ukraine. NEW YORK, July 28- Brent crude oil slipped on Monday as forecasts for ample supplies in the Atlantic basin and weak demand in Europe and Asia mitigated fears of escalating tension in Ukraine and the Middle East.

  • NYSE stocks posting largest percentage decreases Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 1:32 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest percentage decliners on New York Stock Exchange at 1 p.m.:. Compass Minerals International Inc. fell 7.8 percent to $87.25. Clayton Williams Energy Inc. fell 7.2 percent to $117.24.

  • Midday Glance: Insurance companies Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 1:32 PM ET

    Aflac Inc. fell$. 34 or. 5 percent, to $63.25. MBIA fell$. 08 or. 8 percent, to $9.92. XL Group PLC fell$. 08 or. 2 percent, to $32.97.

  • Midday Glance: Pharmaceuticals companies Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    Baxter International Inc. fell$. 28 or. 4 percent, to $76.38. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. rose$. 02 or percent, to $49.41. Hospira rose $1.03 or 2.0 percent, to $52.75.

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    Kroger fell$. 37 or. 7 percent, to $50.34. Safeway fell$. 16 or. 5 percent, to $34.71. Supervalu rose$. 05 or. 5 percent, to $9.38.

  • Midday Glance: Food companies Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    ConAgra Foods Inc. fell$. 11 or. 3 percent, to $30.98. General Mills Inc. rose$. 08 or. 2 percent, to $52.89. Hormel Foods Corp. fell$. 32 or. 7 percent, to $47.40.

  • Middday Glance: Tools and Appliances companies Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    General Electric Co. fell$. 25 or 1.0 percent, to $25.54. Snap-On fell$. 38 or. 3 percent, to $124.29. Whirlpool Corp. fell$. 10 or. 1 percent, to $148.79.

  • Midday Glance: Health Care Equipment companies Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    Becton, Dickinson& Co. fell$. 23 or. 2 percent, to $118.14. Covidien plc fell$. 45 or. 5 percent, to $87.34. PerkinElmer fell$. 45 or. 9 percent, to $47.37.

  • Midday Glance: Railroad companies Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    Canadian National Railway Co. fell$. 15 or. 2 percent, to $68.32. Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. fell $1.75 or. 9 percent, to $192.85. Kansas City Southern fell $2.82 or 2.5 percent, to $111.43.

  • Midday Glance: Education companies Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    Apollo Group fell$. 61 or 2.1 percent, to $28.18. Career Education Corp. fell$. 04 or. 8 percent, to $5.00. Strayer Education Inc. fell$. 91 or 1.9 percent, to $47.75.

  • Midday Glance: Restaurant companies Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    Brinker International Inc. rose$. 20 or. 4 percent, to $45.41. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. rose $1.50 or. 2 percent, to $675.08. Darden Restaurants Inc. rose$. 35 or. 8 percent, to $45.01.

  • Midday Glance: Drug Benefits companies Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top drug benefits companies are down at 1 p.m.:. CVSCaremark fell$. 73 or. 9 percent, to $78.39. Express Scripts Holding Co. fell$. 12 or. 2 percent, to $66.23.

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest percentage increases Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    Cellular Biomedicine rose 25.9 percent to $32.94. Ikonics Corp. rose 9.4 percent to $25.00. Palmetto Bancshares Inc. rose 9.4 percent to $13.88.

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Foster Wheeler fell$. 01 or percent, to $33.38. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 26 or. 7 percent, to $34.63.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 05 or 1.7 percent, to $2.84. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 05 or. 1 percent, to $39.96. Peabody Energy rose$. 15 or 1.0 percent, to $15.14.

  • Midday Glance: Leisure companies Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    Las Vegas Sands Corp. rose$. 42 or. 6 percent, to $73.56. Marriott International Inc. fell$. 02 or percent, to $66.35. Starwood Hotels& Resorts Worldwide Inc. fell$. 02 or percent, to $79.14.

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose$. 56 or. 6 percent, to $96.32. Humana Inc. rose $1.68 or 1.3 percent, to $130.23. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 87 or 1.0 percent, to $85.55.

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest percentage decreases Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Inc. fell 40.5 percent to $6.44. Horizon Pharma Inc. fell 33.1 percent to $9.30. Points International Ltd. fell 15.4 percent to $18.23.

  • Midday Glance: Homebuilders companies Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    DR Horton fell$. 43 or 2.0 percent, to $21.18. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 09 or 2.0 percent, to $4.33. Lennar Corp. fell $1.06 or 2.8 percent, to $37.37.

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 23 or. 2 percent, to $117.32. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 17 or. 2 percent, to $75.80.