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  • WASHINGTON, Nov 20- President Barack Obama imposed the most sweeping immigration reform in a generation on Thursday, easing the threat of deportation for some 4.7 million undocumented immigrants and setting up a clash with Republicans who vow to fight his moves. In a White House speech, Obama rejected Republican arguments that his decision to bypass Congress...

  • Kozy Shack recalls some puddings over labeling Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 9:02 PM ET

    ARDEN HILLS, Minn.— Pudding maker Kozy Shack Enterprises is recalling some of its puddings because they are not labeled as containing milk. The product was distributed to 20 states— Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 20- President Barack Obama imposed the most sweeping immigration reform in a generation on Thursday, easing the threat of deportation for about 4.7 million undocumented immigrants and setting up a clash with Republicans. In a White House speech, Obama rejected Republican critics who say his decision to bypass Congress and take executive...

  • New Media to buy Worcester Telegram & Gazette Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 8:07 PM ET

    WORCESTER, Mass.— The Worcester Telegram& Gazette is changing hands for the second time in recent months as New Media Investment Group Inc. acquires its parent Halifax Media Group. New Media's subsidiary GateHouse Media LLC operates several eastern Massachusetts dailies and the Providence Journal in Rhode Island. Halifax bought the T&G in May from Boston...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Nov 20- Goldman Sachs Group Inc on Thursday took the lead in rejecting allegations by a U.S. Senate subcommittee that Wall Street banks were exploiting physical commodity markets to manipulate prices and gain unfair trading advantages. In an often heated hearing before the Senate's Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Senator...

  • Fed to review its oversight of big banks Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    The Fed's announcement came a day before a Senate subcommittee is scheduled to hold a hearing on whether Fed examiners— particularly in the Fed's New York operation— have become too cozy with the big banks they oversee. The bailout of Wall Street banks during the 2008 financial crisis brought the issue forward. William Dudley, the president of the New York Fed,...

  • UPDATE 3-Obama says his immigration plan is lawful Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 6:50 PM ET

    With 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States, Obama's plan would let some 4.4 million who are parents of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents remain in the United States temporarily, without the threat of deportation. It will apply to those who have been in the United States for at last five years. An additional 270,000 people would be...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 20- William Ruprecht, the long-serving chief executive of Sotheby's, is stepping down, the centuries-old auction house said on Thursday, roughly a year after activist investors including Daniel Loeb began demanding big changes. Activist investors had called for big changes at Sotheby's including the sale of its headquarters on the upper East...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 21- Big money to the Fed: You're going nowhere next year. Add in the risk of a recession in Europe, renewed recession in Japan and disappointing growth in China, and it all adds up to "later, lower, longer," says Prudential Investment's Greg Peters, effectively summing up the Fed outlook from the buy side. Peters, who oversees more than $534 billion of fixed...

  • Research Frontiers posts 3Q loss Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 6:36 PM ET

    WOODBURY, N.Y. _ Research Frontiers Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $640,000, or 3 cents per share, in its third quarter. The company, based in Woodbury, New York, posted revenue of $453,000 in the period. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Wedbush paying $2.4 million to settle SEC case Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 6:28 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The Securities and Exchange Commission said Thursday that trading firm Wedbush Securities Inc. has agreed to pay more than $2.4 million to settle charges that it provided customers access to the market without adequate risk controls. Two people, former Wedbush executive vice president Jeffrey Bell and current Wedbush vice president Christina...

  • Sotheby's CEO to step down Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 6:20 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Sotheby's says CEO William Ruprecht will step down and that its board has started a search for its next chief executive. The change comes after activist investor Daniel Loeb joined the board of the New York auction house earlier this year. Sotheby's has been under pressure to change by Third Point LLC, which nominated three people including Loeb to the...

  • Final Glance: Silver companies Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 04 or 1.7 percent, to $2.44. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 37 or 3.6 percent, to $10.67. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 37 or 6.8 percent, to $5.81.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were up at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. unchanged at $51.48. DuPont Co. rose$. 18 or. 3 percent, to $71.43.

  • Final Glance: Homebuilders companies Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 44 or 1.8 percent, to $25.30. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. rose$. 13 or 3.1 percent, to $4.26. Lennar Corp. rose $1.22 or 2.7 percent, to $46.97.

  • Final Glance: Education companies Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Apollo Group rose$. 13 or. 4 percent, to $30.30. Career Education Corp. rose$. 27 or 5.0 percent, to $5.65. Strayer Education Inc. rose$. 68 or. 9 percent, to $76.06.

  • NYSE stocks posting largest volume decreases Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest volume decliners on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. American Realty Investors Inc.: Approximately shares changed hands, a 98.9 decrease from its 65- day average volume. Asia Pacific Fund: Approximately 400 shares changed hands, a 96.8 decrease from its 65- day average volume.

  • Final Glance: Beverages companies Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Coca-Cola Co. rose$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $44.25. Dr Pepper Snapple rose$. 58 or. 8 percent, to $71.76. Molson Coors Brewing Co. rose$. 22 or. 3 percent, to $75.06.

  • Final Glance: Machinery companies Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Caterpillar rose$. 79 or. 8 percent, to $102.09. Deere& Co. fell$. 96 or 1.1 percent, to $85.37. Terex rose$. 59 or 2.0 percent, to $29.82.

  • Final Glance: Utilities companies Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    American Electric Power Co. fell$. 01 or percent, to $57.23. Consolidated Edison Inc. Holding Co. fell$. 22 or. 4 percent, to $62.12. Dominion Resources Inc. rose$. 21 or. 3 percent, to $72.67.