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  • The Voya Corporate Leaders Trust Fund, now run by a unit of Voya Financial Inc bought equal amounts of stock in 30 major U.S. corporations in 1935 and hasn't picked a new stock since. Some of its holdings are unchanged, including DuPont, General Electric, Procter& Gamble and Union Pacific. Others were spun off from or acquired from original components, including...

  • Now he's delighted by the idea of customers lighting them up in New York, Los Angeles and elsewhere in the United States, where Cuban cigars have been outlawed since the U.S. embargo took effect in 1962.. "It's a very beautiful thought," said a smiling Alfonso, a 78- year-old worker in the tobacco shop of the Palco Hotel in western Havana. "This is an important jump in just...

  • Investigators find 32,000 emails in IRS probe Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 8:41 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Investigators said Thursday they have recovered 32,000 emails related to a former IRS official at the heart of the agency's tea party scandal. Last June, the IRS told Congress it had lost an unknown number of Lerner's emails when her computer hard drive crashed in 2011.. "We recovered quite a number of emails but until we compare those to what's...

  • NEW YORK— More viewers have tuned in to watch Fox News Channel host Bill O'Reilly as he faces criticism for some of his past reporting. The Nielsen ratings company says O'Reilly had his largest audience since last summer among the 25-54 age demographic, the basis of most ad sales for news programming. Stories over the past week have accused O'Reilly of falsely...

  • UnitedHealth tightens rules covering hysterectomies Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 7:10 PM ET

    NEW YORK— UnitedHealth, the largest U.S. health insurer, said Thursday it is tightening its coverage rules on hysterectomies. UnitedHealth said in a notice to providers it won't approve the procedure if it concludes that the operation isn't medically necessary. UnitedHealth Group Inc. says the changes are based on recommendations from the American Congress...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to March 12 Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester, Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley, Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer, former Federal Reserve chair Ben Bernanke and Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Hiroshi Nakaso participate in the U.S. Monetary Policy Forum 2015 Annual Conference sponsored by the...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— Drugmaker Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. said Thursday that an experimental combination of two hepatitis C drugs— its daclatasvir and Gilead Sciences Inc.' s blockbuster drug Sovaldi— cured hepatitis C in just 12 weeks in nearly all the patients, who also are infected with the HIV virus. David Wyles, an associate professor at University of...

  • OXON HILL, Md.— Wisconsin Gov. The likely Republican presidential contender sparked pointed criticism from labor union leaders across the country after remarks delivered on the first day of the Conservative Political Action Conference in suburban Washington. Islamic State militants have captured large parts of Iraq and neighboring Syria over the last...

  • Final Glance: Tools and Appliances companies Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:02 PM ET

    General Electric Co. fell$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $25.89. Snap-On fell$. 87 or. 6 percent, to $147.21. Whirlpool Corp. fell $1.35 or. 6 percent, to $212.80.

  • Final Glance: Managed Care companies Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:02 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose$. 41 or. 3 percent, to $121.59. Humana Inc. fell $2.02 or 1.2 percent, to $163.35. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 39 or. 3 percent, to $113.66.

  • Final Glance: Consumer companies Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:02 PM ET

    Colgate-Palmolive Co. rose$. 10 or. 1 percent, to $71.11. Kimberly-Clark Corp. fell$. 25 or. 2 percent, to $109.91. Procter& Gamble Co. fell$. 29 or. 3 percent, to $85.17.

  • Final Glance: Homebuilders companies Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:02 PM ET

    DR Horton fell$. 16 or. 6 percent, to $27.22. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. rose$. 03 or. 8 percent, to $3.69. Lennar Corp. fell$. 59 or 1.2 percent, to $50.09.

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies were down at the close of trading:. Fluor fell $1.06 or 1.8 percent, to $58.12. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 28 or 1.0 percent, to $28.86.

  • Final Glance: Education companies Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:02 PM ET

    Apollo Group fell$. 58 or 2.0 percent, to $27.91. Career Education Corp. fell$. 06 or 1.1 percent, to $5.40. DeVry Education Group Inc. fell$. 32 or. 9 percent, to $36.65.

  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:02 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 83 or. 6 percent, to $146.65. Target fell$. 25 or. 3 percent, to $76.90. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 23 or. 3 percent, to $83.80.

  • Final Glance: Media companies Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:02 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. fell$. 47 or. 8 percent, to $59.15. Walt Disney Co. fell $1.01 or 1.0 percent, to $104.56. Gannett rose$. 43 or 1.2 percent, to $35.68.

  • Final Glance: Pharmaceuticals companies Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:02 PM ET

    Baxter International Inc. fell$. 19 or. 3 percent, to $68.67. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. rose$. 24 or. 4 percent, to $61.46. Eli Lilly& Co. fell$. 33 or. 5 percent, to $70.03.

  • Final Glance: Staffing companies Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:02 PM ET

    Kelly Services Inc. class A rose$. 03 or. 2 percent, to $17.93. Korn/Ferry International Inc. fell$. 08 or. 3 percent, to $30.81. ManpowerGroup rose$. 92 or 1.1 percent, to $81.51.

  • Final Glance: Machinery companies Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:02 PM ET

    Caterpillar fell $1.35 or 1.6 percent, to $83.80. Deere& Co. fell$. 44 or. 5 percent, to $91.18. Terex fell$. 38 or 1.4 percent, to $27.37.

  • Final Glance: Department Store Retail companies Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:02 PM ET

    Kohl's Corp. rose$. 79 or 1.1 percent, to $71.69. Nordstrom fell$. 34 or. 4 percent, to $80.85. J.C. Penney Co. rose$. 13 or 1.4 percent, to $9.12.