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  • 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...

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

    American Express Co. rose $1.08 or 1.3 percent, to $83.25. Capital One Financial Corp. fell$. 51 or. 6 percent, to $79.15. Discover Financial Services rose$. 13 or. 2 percent, to $61.26.

  • Feb 26- Bank of America Corp said on Thursday that two members of its board of directors and its chief accounting officer will be leaving the company in coming weeks. Directors Charles "Chad" Holliday, who chaired the bank's board until chief executive Brian Moynihan took on that role in October, and Clayton Rose will not stand for re-election at the company's...

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

    BP PLC fell$. 55 or 1.3 percent, to $41.36. ConocoPhillips fell $1.68 or 2.5 percent, to $65.85. Exxon Mobil Corp. fell$. 95 or 1.1 percent, to $88.65.

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

    Amgen Inc. rose$. 89 or. 6 percent, to $158.97. Biogen Idec rose $1.16 or. 3 percent, to $410.10. Celgene Corp. rose$. 25 or. 2 percent, to $123.35.

  • NYSE stocks posting largest volume decreases Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest volume decliners on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. Aberdeen Greater China Fund: Approximately 1,000 shares changed hands, a 94.0 decrease from its 65- day average volume. The shares rose$. 04 or. 4 percent to $10.28.

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

    Arch Coal fell$. 05 or 3.6 percent, to $1.34. Consol Energy Inc. fell $2.02 or 5.9 percent, to $32.30. Peabody Energy fell$. 50 or 6.3 percent, to $7.43.

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

    Coca-Cola Co. rose$. 41 or 1.0 percent, to $42.46. Dr Pepper Snapple fell$. 84 or 1.1 percent, to $78.19. Molson Coors Brewing Co. rose $1.56 or 2.1 percent, to $77.24.

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

    Delta Air fell$. 92 or 2.0 percent, to $45.92. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 18 or 1.0 percent, to $17.35. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $44.08.

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

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top telecom companies were up at the close of trading:. AT&T Inc. rose$. 29 or. 8 percent, to $34.50. Verizon Communications Inc. rose$. 17 or. 3 percent, to $49.37.

  • NYSE stocks posting largest volume increases Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest volume gainers on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. Boot Barn Holdings Inc.: Approximately 6,390,200 shares changed hands, a 2,922.3 percent increase over its 65- day average volume. The shares fell$. 89 or 3.7 percent to $23.15.

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

    Autozone Inc. rose $7.85 or 1.2 percent, to $644.97. Bed Bath& Beyond Inc. fell $1.13 or 1.5 percent, to $73.75. Best Buy fell$. 75 or 2.0 percent, to $37.55.

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

    Ford Motor Co. fell$. 13 or. 8 percent, to $16.38. General Motors Co. fell$. 30 or. 8 percent, to $37.56. Honda Motor Co. rose$. 33 or 1.0 percent, to $33.66.

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

    Apple Inc s rose $1.63 or 1.3 percent, to $130.41. Hewlett Packard Co. fell$. 66 or 1.9 percent, to $34.01. International Business Machines Corp. fell $1.94 or 1.2 percent, to $160.87.

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

    Becton, Dickinson& Co. rose$. 43 or. 3 percent, to $148.54. PerkinElmer rose$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $47.00. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. fell$. 93 or. 7 percent, to $130.14.

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest volume increases Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:02 PM ET

    Atossa Genetics Inc.: Approximately 21,088,700 shares changed hands, a 2,373.6 percent increase over its 65- day average volume. The shares rose$. 39 or 24.4 percent to $1.99. The shares fell$. 82 or 36.8 percent to $1.41.

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

    eBay rose$. 19 or. 3 percent, to $58.54. Google Inc class A rose $11.96 or 2.2 percent, to $559.29. Groupon Inc. rose$. 04 or. 5 percent, to $8.30.