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  • Nektar says FDA clears constipation drug Movantik Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 2:01 PM ET

    British drugmaker AstraZeneca PLC will market the drug, and it has also filed for regulatory approval in the European Union and Canada. The San Francisco company said Movantik will be available to patients in the first half of 2015. AstraZeneca will conduct a study to evaluate the drug's cardiovascular side effects. AstraZeneca stock fell 9 cents to $73.69.

  • A Closer Look: Your (online) life after death Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:59 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Sure, you have a lot to do today— laundry, bills, dinner— but it's never too early to start planning for your digital afterlife, the fate of your numerous online accounts once you shed this mortal coil. Facebook, Google, Twitter and other sites have different policies on dealing with dead users.

  • Chiquita and Fyffes may make concessions to EU Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:43 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Chiquita and Fyffes say there may be some concessions made in their merger agreement to ensure that it is approved by European regulators. The European Commission, which is reviewing the proposed tie-up, has extended that evaluation by 10 days after discussions with Chiquita and Fyffes, a fruit company based in Dublin.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 16- The White House on Tuesday announced steps to tackle a potent greenhouse gas used in refrigeration and air conditioning, of which the United States is the world's largest producer, a week ahead of a major UN summit focused on addressing climate change.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 65 or 1.2 percent, to $53.69. DuPont Co. rose$. 72 or 1.1 percent, to $66.02.

  • Midday Glance: Railroad companies Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Canadian National Railway Co. rose$. 34 or. 5 percent, to $72.84. Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. rose $1.51 or. 7 percent, to $203.04. Kansas City Southern rose$. 93 or. 8 percent, to $116.21.

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 12 or. 7 percent, to $16.56. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 10 or. 4 percent, to $25.12.

  • Midday Glance: Education companies Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Apollo Group fell$. 15 or. 6 percent, to $26.96. Career Education Corp. unchanged at $5.17. Strayer Education Inc. fell$. 18 or. 3 percent, to $59.93.

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 74 or. 6 percent, to $126.45. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 66 or. 9 percent, to $76.47.

  • Midday Glance: Specialty Retail companies Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Autozone Inc. rose $9.91 or 1.9 percent, to $540.48. Home Depot Inc. rose $1.05 or 1.2 percent, to $90.43. RadioShack fell$. 01 or. 9 percent, to $1.05.

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $39.24. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 10 or. 9 percent, to $11.36. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 48 or 1.4 percent, to $34.34.

  • Midday Glance: Credit Card companies Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    American Express Co. rose$. 67 or. 8 percent, to $88.05. Capital One Financial Corp. rose$. 59 or. 7 percent, to $82.09. Discover Financial Services rose$. 56 or. 9 percent, to $63.34.

  • Midday Glance: Autos companies Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Ford Motor Co. rose$. 01 or. 1 percent, to $16.49. General Motors Co. rose$. 24 or. 7 percent, to $33.87. Honda Motor Co. fell$. 28 or. 8 percent, to $34.23.

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest percentage decreases Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    ReWalk Robotics Ltd. fell 10.0 percent to $33.43. China HGS Real Estate Inc. fell 8.5 percent to $6.25. Scientific Games Corp. fell 8.4 percent to $12.15.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 08 or 2.8 percent, to $2.78. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 35 or. 9 percent, to $39.25. Peabody Energy rose$. 21 or 1.5 percent, to $14.33.

  • Midday Glance: Internet companies Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    eBay rose$. 56 or 1.1 percent, to $51.52. Groupon Inc. fell$. 03 or. 4 percent, to $6.93. LinkedIn Corp. rose $3.65 or 1.8 percent, to $211.36.

  • Midday Glance: Insurance companies Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Aflac Inc. fell$. 67 or 1.1 percent, to $59.17. American International Group rose$. 15 or. 3 percent, to $55.55. MBIA rose$. 05 or. 5 percent, to $9.98.

  • Midday Glance: Staffing companies Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Korn/Ferry International Inc. rose$. 09 or. 3 percent, to $29.20. ManpowerGroup fell$. 12 or. 2 percent, to $75.23. Robert Half International Inc. fell$. 12 or. 2 percent, to $50.55.

  • Midday Glance: Drugstore companies Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top drugstore companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Rite Aid fell$. 02 or. 3 percent, to $6.40. Walgreen rose $1.16 or 1.8 percent, to $63.88.

  • Midday Glance: Beverages companies Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Coca-Cola Co. rose$. 20 or. 5 percent, to $41.70. Dr Pepper Snapple rose$. 97 or 1.6 percent, to $63.49. Molson Coors Brewing Co. rose $1.05 or 1.4 percent, to $77.05.