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TAIPEI, Dec 12- Apple Inc on Thursday said it sent medical experts to contractor Pegatron Corp's Shanghai factory last month after a 15- year-old employee died of pneumonia.
*Microsoft down to' handful' of CEO candidates, Mulally not only contender. DETROIT/ NEW YORK, Dec 11- Ford Motor Co's board of directors plans to press Chief Executive Alan Mulally soon for a decision on his future, as speculation intensifies that he may be offered the job of CEO at Microsoft Corp.
NEW YORK, Dec 11- Berkshire Hathaway Inc's BNSF Railway Co has moved Chief Executive Matthew Rose to an executive chairman role, renewing speculation he might be in line to replace Warren Buffett at Berkshire's helm. Carl Ice, 57, will replace Rose as chief executive at the nation's largest railroad, starting on Jan. 1.
Dec 11- U.S. wireless operators on Wednesday fought back against an accusation from the New York State attorney general that they refused to install software that would act as a "kill switch" to discourage theft of smartphones.
BOSTON, Dec 11- Verizon Communications Inc told activist investors on Wednesday that it might skip a vote on a shareholder proposal that seeks details on the company's cooperation with government surveillance efforts.
Allergan fell $1.76 or 1.8 percent, to $95.65. Baxter International Inc. fell$. 29 or. 4 percent, to $66.97. Boston Scientific Corp. fell$. 40 or 3.5 percent, to $11.18.
Air T Inc.: Approximately shares changed hands, a 98.3 decrease from its 65- day average volume. Alliance Bancorp Inc.: Approximately 300 shares changed hands, a 97.7 decrease from its 65- day average volume. Bel Fuse Inc.: Approximately shares changed hands, a 99.8 decrease from its 65- day average volume.
BP PLC rose$. 13 or. 3 percent, to $46.70. ConocoPhillips fell $1.20 or 1.7 percent, to $69.11. Exxon Mobil Corp. fell $1.45 or 1.5 percent, to $94.26.
Astrotech Corp.: Approximately 4,074,100 shares changed hands, a 1,545.1 percent increase over its 65- day average volume. The shares rose$. 58 or 36.9 percent to $2.15. BG Medicine Inc.: Approximately 20,839,200 shares changed hands, a 3,198.0 percent increase over its 65- day average volume.
Baxter International Inc. fell$. 29 or. 4 percent, to $66.97. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. fell$. 58 or 1.1 percent, to $50.65. Hospira fell$. 98 or 2.4 percent, to $40.51.
NEW YORK-- A look at the 10 biggest volume gainers on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. Allison Transmission Holdings Inc.: Approximately 5,003,200 shares changed hands, a 896.6 percent increase over its 65- day average volume. The shares fell $1.44 or 5.3 percent to $25.97.
Canadian National Railway Co. fell $1.61 or 2.9 percent, to $54.49. Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. fell $1.98 or 1.3 percent, to $149.99. Kansas City Southern fell $2.02 or 1.7 percent, to $117.01.
NEW YORK-- A look at the 10 biggest volume decliners on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. Amrep Corp.: Approximately 900 shares changed hands, a 93.9 decrease from its 65- day average volume. The shares fell$. 05 or. 7 percent to $6.80.
Brinker International Inc. fell$. 78 or 1.7 percent, to $45.20. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. fell $3.96 or. 8 percent, to $517.57. Darden Restaurants Inc. fell$. 36 or. 7 percent, to $51.47.
Las Vegas Sands Corp. fell$. 06 or. 1 percent, to $76.51. MGM Resorts International fell$. 27 or 1.3 percent, to $20.59. Marriott International Inc. fell$. 56 or 1.2 percent, to $46.01.
Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 12 or 4.1 percent, to $2.82. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 41 or 3.7 percent, to $10.78. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 22 or 3.4 percent, to $6.19.
Autozone Inc. fell $4.07 or. 9 percent, to $467.79. Bed Bath& Beyond Inc. fell$. 77 or 1.0 percent, to $77.24. Best Buy fell $1.03 or 2.5 percent, to $40.51.
Kelly Services Inc. class A fell$. 46 or 2.0 percent, to $22.79. Korn/Ferry International Inc. fell$. 05 or. 2 percent, to $23.91. ManpowerGroup fell$. 22 or. 3 percent, to $81.01.
Caterpillar fell $1.14 or 1.3 percent, to $85.28. Deere& Co. fell$. 76 or. 9 percent, to $87.28. Terex fell$. 89 or 2.3 percent, to $37.55.
Kroger rose$. 01 or percent, to $40.36. Safeway rose$. 21 or. 6 percent, to $33.45. Whole Foods Market Inc. rose$. 48 or. 9 percent, to $56.18.