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  • NEW YORK, Oct 22- Apollo Global Management LLC plans to start raising between $2 billion and $3 billion for a second natural resources private equity fund, sources familiar with the situation said, in the latest sign that the firm is doubling down on the U.S. shale boom. The firm's first resources fund, the Apollo Natural Resources Partners, has now almost fully...

  • DETROIT, Oct 21- The problems for Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp grew after U.S. safety regulators expanded a warning about faulty air bags to 6.1 million vehicles in the United States while two more lawsuits have been filed over accidents in older Honda cars. The news came a day after Toyota Motor Corp recalled 247,000 vehicles in the United States...

  • Yahoo CEO defends strategy in face of criticism Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 8:27 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Signaling her reign has reached a pivotal juncture, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is trying to convince restless shareholders that the long-struggling Internet company is heading in the right direction. Starboard contends that since Mayer became CEO in July 2012, Yahoo has been wasting money on ill-advised acquisitions and a bloated payroll while...

  • DIARY -Top Economic Events to Nov 3 Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board holds open meeting to discuss a final rulemaking requiring sponsors of securitization transactions to retain risk in those transactions- 1930 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England publishes minutes of latest Monetary Policy Committee meeting. OTTAWA- Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz and Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn...

  • Target offers free shipping on all holiday items Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Target Corp. is offering for the first time free shipping on all items for its online holiday customers, including even $6 lipsticks, as the discounter throws itself in the ring to compete better with the likes of Amazon. The move is unusually early for a retailer— happening weeks before the official holiday season kickoff over the Thanksgiving weekend—...

  • Toys R Us pulls 'Breaking Bad' dolls Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 6:53 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Toys R Us is pulling its four collectible dolls based on characters from AMC's hit series "Breaking Bad" after taking heat from a Florida mom who launched a petition campaign last week. The dolls are based on the series about Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher who turns into a crystal meth dealer, and his sidekick Jesse Pinkman.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 21- Ocwen Financial Corp may have harmed hundreds of thousands of borrowers by sending backdated letters about loan modifications and foreclosures, New York state's financial regulator said on Tuesday, sparking a selloff in shares of the mortgage servicer. The company denied loan modifications in letters that borrowers received more than 30...

  • Final Glance: Telecom companies Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top telecom companies were up at the close of trading:. AT&T Inc. rose$. 34 or 1.0 percent, to $34.62. Verizon Communications Inc. rose$. 21 or. 4 percent, to $48.69.

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 84 or 1.6 percent, to $53.69. Safeway rose$. 06 or. 2 percent, to $34.00. Supervalu rose$. 12 or 1.5 percent, to $8.34.

  • Final Glance: Utilities companies Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    American Electric Power Co. rose$. 20 or. 4 percent, to $55.56. Consolidated Edison Inc. Holding Co. fell$. 39 or. 6 percent, to $61.07. Dominion Resources Inc. rose$. 54 or. 8 percent, to $70.01.

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest volume decreases Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    B Communcations Ltd.: Approximately shares changed hands, a 98.9 decrease from its 65- day average volume. Bank of the James Financial Group: Approximately shares changed hands, a 99.7 decrease from its 65- day average volume. Carolina Bank Holdings Inc.: Approximately shares changed hands, a 98.8 decrease from its 65- day average volume.

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest volume increases Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    ASB Bancorp Inc.: Approximately 54,000 shares changed hands, a 916.7 percent increase over its 65- day average volume. The shares fell $10.32 or 10.9 percent to $84.51. The shares fell$. 19 or 9.6 percent to $1.80.

  • NYSE stocks posting largest volume increases Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest volume gainers on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. Century Communities: Approximately 1,007,200 shares changed hands, a 830.3 percent increase over its 65- day average volume. The shares rose$. 66 or 3.9 percent to $17.66.

  • NYSE stocks posting largest volume decreases Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest volume decliners on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. The shares rose$. 26 or 1.1 percent to $24.35. American Realty Investors Inc.: Approximately 200 shares changed hands, a 95.8 decrease from its 65- day average volume.

  • Final Glance: Food companies Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    ConAgra Foods Inc. fell$. 23 or. 7 percent, to $34.04. General Mills Inc. rose$. 54 or 1.1 percent, to $50.46. Hormel Foods Corp. rose $1.03 or 2.0 percent, to $52.51.

  • Final Glance: Staffing companies Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    Kelly Services Inc. class A rose$. 19 or 1.2 percent, to $16.43. Korn/Ferry International Inc. rose$. 97 or 3.7 percent, to $27.28. ManpowerGroup rose $1.28 or 2.1 percent, to $62.95.

  • Final Glance: Computer companies Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    Apple Inc s rose $2.71 or 2.7 percent, to $102.47. Hewlett Packard Co. rose$. 92 or 2.7 percent, to $34.74. International Business Machines Corp. fell $5.87 or 3.5 percent, to $163.23.

  • Final Glance: Oil companies Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    BP PLC rose $1.10 or 2.7 percent, to $42.26. ConocoPhillips rose $1.76 or 2.6 percent, to $70.59. Exxon Mobil Corp. rose $1.88 or 2.0 percent, to $93.65.

  • Final Glance: Autos companies Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    Ford Motor Co. rose$. 09 or. 6 percent, to $14.26. General Motors Co. rose$. 50 or 1.6 percent, to $30.84. Honda Motor Co. fell$. 06 or. 2 percent, to $31.55.

  • Final Glance: Restaurant companies Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    Brinker International Inc. fell $3.07 or 5.8 percent, to $49.60. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. fell $45.48 or 7.0 percent, to $607.55. Darden Restaurants Inc. rose$. 31 or. 6 percent, to $49.42.