The Chinese Internet industry is coming of age, as some of its biggest players prepare to start new chapters as publicly traded companies in the US.» Read More
WASHINGTON, March 16- As details emerge about how General Motors Co dealt with faulty ignition switches in some of its models, car owners are increasingly angry after learning that the automaker knowingly allowed them to drive defective vehicles. Saturn Ion owner Nancy Bowman of Washington, Michigan, said she is outraged that GM allowed her to drive a "death trap."
LONDON, March 15- New York has knocked London from its position as the world's leading global financial centre after seven years, according to the Global Financial Centres Index compiled by London- based consultancy Z/Yen.
ANTANANARIVO, March 15- The World Bank and the European Union will resume financial support to Madagascar, officials said, pledging to help rebuild the Indian Ocean island economy still reeling from a coup in 2009..
Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew will meet Brazilian Finance Minister Guido Mantega and Brazilian Central Bank Governor Alexandre Tombini. LONDON- Bank of England Deputy Governor for Financial Stability John Cunliffe will take part in a conference at Chatham House titled "New Rules on Market Structure, Trading and Funding"- 0930 GMT.
Biogen and American Electric Power will both remain part of the S&P 500.. Coffee maker Keurig Green Mountain Inc. will move to the S&P 500 from the S&P MidCap 400, while oil and gas company WPX Energy Inc. will move to the MidCap index.
Becton, Dickinson& Co. rose$. 16 or. 1 percent, to $115.35. Covidien fell$. 35 or. 5 percent, to $70.26. Varian Medical Systems Inc. rose$. 16 or. 2 percent, to $84.25.
Baxter International Inc. fell$. 48 or. 7 percent, to $66.49. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. fell$. 18 or. 3 percent, to $54.00. Hospira fell$. 05 or. 1 percent, to $42.10.
First Savings Financial Group: Approximately shares changed hands, a 99.9 decrease from its 65- day average volume. The shares rose$. 01 or. 1 percent to $10.24. Hawthorn Bancshares Inc.: Approximately shares changed hands, a 98.9 decrease from its 65- day average volume.
ConAgra Foods Inc. fell$. 05 or. 2 percent, to $29.42. General Mills Inc. fell $1.24 or 2.4 percent, to $49.77. Hormel Foods Corp. rose$. 37 or. 8 percent, to $47.13.
eBay rose$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $56.74. Google fell $16.26 or 1.4 percent, to $1172.80. Groupon Inc. rose$. 12 or 1.5 percent, to $8.36.
NEW YORK-- A look at the 10 biggest volume gainers on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. Accretive Health Inc.: Approximately 13,260,600 shares changed hands, a 2,789.6 percent increase over its 65- day average volume. The shares fell$. 42 or 5.0 percent to $8.02.
Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 12 or. 6 percent, to $20.91. Gold Fields rose$. 08 or 1.9 percent, to $4.36. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 70 or 2.7 percent, to $26.18.
Canadian National Railway Co. fell$. 68 or 1.2 percent, to $55.88. Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. fell $1.63 or 1.1 percent, to $153.24. Kansas City Southern fell $1.31 or 1.3 percent, to $96.60.
NEW YORK-- A look at the 10 biggest volume decliners on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. BRT Realty Trust: Approximately 600 shares changed hands, a 92.9 decrease from its 65- day average volume. The shares fell$. 07 or 1.0 percent to $7.21.
DR Horton fell$. 12 or. 5 percent, to $22.04. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. rose$. 05 or 1.0 percent, to $4.83. Lennar Corp. fell$. 33 or. 8 percent, to $40.02.
Brinker International Inc. rose$. 40 or. 8 percent, to $52.87. Darden Restaurants Inc. rose$. 21 or. 4 percent, to $49.22. McDonald's Corp. rose$. 21 or. 2 percent, to $97.58.
CVSCaremark rose$. 25 or. 3 percent, to $72.75. Rite Aid rose$. 04 or. 6 percent, to $6.81. Walgreen rose$. 14 or. 2 percent, to $67.07.
Aflac Inc. fell$. 07 or. 1 percent, to $64.11. American International Group fell$. 15 or. 3 percent, to $48.59. MBIA fell$. 21 or 1.5 percent, to $14.11.
Kroger rose$. 42 or 1.0 percent, to $43.91. Safeway rose$. 07 or. 2 percent, to $38.39. Supervalu rose$. 03 or. 5 percent, to $6.56.
American Express Co. fell$. 52 or. 6 percent, to $90.17. Capital One Financial Corp. fell$. 54 or. 7 percent, to $72.19. Discover Financial Services fell$. 11 or. 2 percent, to $57.17.