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NEW YORK, March 14- International Business Machines Corp has not relinquished its customers' data to the U.S. government and would challenge any orders to do so, the company said in a blog post on Friday.
March 14- Tesla Motors Inc is studying "judicial remedies" to fight a New Jersey ruling approved this week that bars the electric car maker from selling cars directly to the public in the state.
*Iran wants economic sanctions lifted. LONDON/ ANKARA, March 13- Despite a diplomatic thaw, Western banks are steering clear of attempts by Iran to get them involved in financing humanitarian transactions, fearing they could be penalised under U.S. sanctions, bankers and government officials told Reuters.
The deal was announced on the same day that Keurig changed the terms of its existing five-year contract with Starbucks. Starbucks said Friday that it agreed to give up its right to be the only provider of premium coffee for Keurig's machines, which makes coffee one cup at a time. That opened the door for Keurig to do business with Starbucks rivals, such as Peet's.
Treasuries has led some to speculate that Russia has been cutting its dollar reserves ahead of possible sanctions from the West due to its role in the Ukraine crisis. "The speculation is that Russia is reducing its Treasuries holdings ahead of any possible sanctions," said Shaun Osbourne, chief foreign exchange strategist at TD Securities in Toronto.
The original agreement announced in December 2012 was valued at up to $120 million. The U.S. District Court in New Jersey approved the settlement on a preliminary basis in 2013. Aetna had agreed to pay $60 million after final approval, and up to $60 million more after claims were submitted and validated. Shares of Aetna Inc. slipped 99 cents to $71.92 Friday.
Canadian National Railway Co. fell$. 52 or. 9 percent, to $56.04. Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. fell$. 82 or. 5 percent, to $154.05. Kansas City Southern fell$. 58 or. 6 percent, to $97.34.
NEW YORK-- A look at the 10 biggest percentage gainers on New York Stock Exchange at 1 p.m.:. Checkpoint Systems Inc. rose 17.9 percent to $14.23. Vaalco Energy Inc. rose 14.2 percent to $6.83.
Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 03 or. 8 percent, to $3.59. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 01 or. 1 percent, to $14.86. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 17 or 1.5 percent, to $11.51.
NEW YORK-- A look at the 10 biggest percentage decliners on New York Stock Exchange at 1 p.m.:. XO Group fell 16.2 percent to $9.98. Aeropostale Inc. fell 13.7 percent to $6.30.
Autozone Inc. rose $6.74 or 1.3 percent, to $535.48. Bed Bath& Beyond Inc. rose$. 24 or. 3 percent, to $68.77. Best Buy rose$. 39 or 1.5 percent, to $25.68.
Kelly Services Inc. class A fell$. 13 or. 5 percent, to $24.64. Korn/Ferry International Inc. fell$. 06 or. 2 percent, to $28.19. ManpowerGroup rose$. 56 or. 7 percent, to $76.86.
Kroger rose$. 50 or 1.1 percent, to $43.99. Safeway rose$. 16 or. 4 percent, to $38.48. Supervalu rose$. 04 or. 6 percent, to $6.57.
NEW YORK-- Shares of some top telecom companies are up at 1 p.m.:. AT&T Inc. rose$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $32.37. Verizon Communications Inc. rose$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $46.07.
American Electric Power Co. rose$. 38 or. 8 percent, to $50.29. Consolidated Edison Inc. Holding Co. rose $1.09 or 2.0 percent, to $54.78. Dominion Resources Inc. rose$. 49 or. 7 percent, to $69.99.
Research in Motion Ltd. rose 1.2 percent to $9.16 with 11,548,800 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. fell. 5 percent to $21.41 with 20,269,600 shares traded. Facebook Inc. fell 1.0 percent to $68.13 with 31,805,400 shares traded.
BP PLC rose$. 16 or. 3 percent, to $47.75. ConocoPhillips rose$. 33 or. 5 percent, to $66.65. Exxon Mobil Corp. rose$. 18 or. 2 percent, to $93.82.
ForceField Energy rose 16.5 percent to $5.50. Coffee Holding Co. rose 15.3 percent to $7.68. Fate Therapeutics rose 12.2 percent to $9.84.
Baxter International Inc. fell$. 20 or. 3 percent, to $66.77. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. fell$. 19 or. 4 percent, to $53.99. Johnson& Johnson rose$. 25 or. 3 percent, to $93.25.
NEW YORK-- A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at 1 p.m.:. Aeropostale Inc. fell 13.7 percent to $6.30 with 21,249,700 shares traded. Alcoa Inc. fell. 8 percent to $11.76 with 14,925,600 shares traded.