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  • The IPO market has been particularly fruitful recently for so-called fast-casual restaurant operators such as burger chain Habit Restaurants Inc and others that hope to replicate the sizzling growth of Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.. Preliminary demand prompted Shake Shack to raise its expected IPO price to a range of $17 to $19 per share on Wednesday, from...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St gains in choppy trading Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 2:18 PM ET

    *Alibaba shares tumble after results, Yahoo follows. NEW YORK, Jan 29- U.S. stocks were up in a volatile session on Thursday as oil futures pared their losses and strong job market data helped offset weak earnings reports from companies such as Alibaba and Qualcomm. Shares in Chinese internet giant Alibaba Group dropped 9 percent to $89.46 after revenue missed...

  • NEW YORK— Gap has named Scott Key as senior vice president and general manager of customer experience, as the retailer looks to connect more with its shoppers. The move comes as Art Peck is set to become CEO of Gap in February. The Gap Inc. also announced Thursday that it is eliminating the post of creative director.

  • Jan 29- A holiday-season splurge in handbag sales has given Coach Inc and Kate Spade& Co new impetus to cut back on promotions, confident that Americans are more willing to splash out on luxury. Kate Spade announced plans to discontinue its low-margin brand while Coach, its larger competitor, surprised Wall Street by revealing an increase in demand for its...

  • Midday Glance: Staffing companies Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 1:23 PM ET

    Kelly Services Inc. class A rose$. 40 or 2.6 percent, to $16.00. Korn/Ferry International Inc. fell$. 07 or. 2 percent, to $28.64. ManpowerGroup fell$. 30 or. 5 percent, to $63.97.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 1:23 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 06 or 6.3 percent, to $0.91. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 44 or 1.5 percent, to $29.35. Peabody Energy fell$. 09 or 1.5 percent, to $6.01.

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 1:23 PM ET

    Kroger fell$. 05 or. 1 percent, to $68.83. Safeway fell$. 01 or percent, to $35.13. Supervalu rose$. 01 or. 1 percent, to $10.00.

  • Midday Glance: Oil companies Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 1:23 PM ET

    BP PLC fell$. 26 or. 7 percent, to $38.62. ConocoPhillips fell$. 70 or 1.1 percent, to $61.88. Exxon Mobil Corp. fell $1.30 or 1.5 percent, to $86.66.

  • NYSE stocks posting largest percentage decreases Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 1:23 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest percentage decliners on New York Stock Exchange at 1 p.m.:. Dice Holdings Inc. fell 10.2 percent to $8.62. C&J Energy Services Inc. fell 9.6 percent to $9.14.

  • Midday Glance: Banks companies Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 1:23 PM ET

    Bank of America Corp. rose$. 15 or 1.0 percent, to $15.35. Citigroup Inc. rose$. 14 or. 3 percent, to $47.24. Goldman Sachs rose $1.33 or. 8 percent, to $174.38.

  • Midday Glance: Pharmaceuticals companies Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 1:23 PM ET

    Baxter International Inc. rose$. 68 or 1.0 percent, to $70.84. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. fell$. 62 or 1.0 percent, to $60.72. Hospira fell$. 68 or 1.1 percent, to $63.97.

  • Midday Glance: Machinery companies Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 1:23 PM ET

    Caterpillar fell$. 97 or 1.2 percent, to $79.04. Deere& Co. rose$. 62 or. 7 percent, to $85.20. Terex fell$. 05 or. 2 percent, to $22.49.

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest percentage decreases Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 1:23 PM ET

    Qualcomm Inc. fell 11.7 percent to $62.71. Attunity Ltd. fell 10.2 percent to $9.46. Electro Scientific Industries Inc. fell 9.9 percent to $6.70.

  • Midday Glance: Food companies Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 1:23 PM ET

    ConAgra Foods Inc. fell$. 27 or. 8 percent, to $36.26. General Mills Inc. fell$. 77 or 1.4 percent, to $53.31. Hormel Foods Corp. fell$. 21 or. 4 percent, to $52.19.

  • Midday Glance: Telecom companies Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 1:23 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top telecom companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. AT&T Inc. rose$. 02 or percent, to $32.70. Verizon Communications Inc. fell$. 27 or. 6 percent, to $45.78.

  • Midday Glance: Internet companies Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 1:23 PM ET

    eBay fell$. 36 or. 7 percent, to $53.48. Groupon Inc. rose$. 18 or 2.5 percent, to $7.13. LinkedIn Corp. rose$. 77 or. 3 percent, to $221.23.

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 1:23 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 46 or 3.6 percent, to $12.15. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 54 or 2.2 percent, to $23.72.

  • Midday Glance: Department Store Retail companies Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 1:23 PM ET

    Kohl's Corp. fell$. 69 or 1.1 percent, to $60.11. Macy's Inc. fell$. 33 or. 5 percent, to $64.56. Nordstrom fell$. 14 or. 2 percent, to $77.72.

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest percentage increases Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 1:23 PM ET

    Silicom Ltd. rose 21.5 percent to $44.90. Cellular Dynamics International Inc. rose 15.4 percent to $6.01. Omeros Corp. rose 14.2 percent to $22.87.

  • Midday Glance: Railroad companies Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 1:23 PM ET

    Canadian National Railway Co. fell$. 39 or. 6 percent, to $66.72. Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. rose$. 22 or. 1 percent, to $176.54. Kansas City Southern rose$. 42 or. 4 percent, to $109.42.