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  • DETROIT, Oct 21- The problems for Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp grew after U.S. safety regulators expanded a warning about faulty air bags to 6.1 million vehicles in the United States while two more lawsuits have been filed over accidents in older Honda cars. The news came a day after Toyota Motor Corp recalled 247,000 vehicles in the United States...

  • Yahoo CEO defends strategy in face of criticism Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 8:27 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Signaling her reign has reached a pivotal juncture, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is trying to convince restless shareholders that the long-struggling Internet company is heading in the right direction. Starboard contends that since Mayer became CEO in July 2012, Yahoo has been wasting money on ill-advised acquisitions and a bloated payroll while...

  • DIARY -Top Economic Events to Nov 3 Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board holds open meeting to discuss a final rulemaking requiring sponsors of securitization transactions to retain risk in those transactions- 1930 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England publishes minutes of latest Monetary Policy Committee meeting. OTTAWA- Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz and Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn...

  • Target offers free shipping on all holiday items Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Target Corp. is offering for the first time free shipping on all items for its online holiday customers, including even $6 lipsticks, as the discounter throws itself in the ring to compete better with the likes of Amazon. The move is unusually early for a retailer— happening weeks before the official holiday season kickoff over the Thanksgiving weekend—...

  • Toys R Us pulls 'Breaking Bad' dolls Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 6:53 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Toys R Us is pulling its four collectible dolls based on characters from AMC's hit series "Breaking Bad" after taking heat from a Florida mom who launched a petition campaign last week. The dolls are based on the series about Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher who turns into a crystal meth dealer, and his sidekick Jesse Pinkman.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 21- Ocwen Financial Corp may have harmed hundreds of thousands of borrowers by sending backdated letters about loan modifications and foreclosures, New York state's financial regulator said on Tuesday, sparking a selloff in shares of the mortgage servicer. The company denied loan modifications in letters that borrowers received more than 30...

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest volume increases Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    ASB Bancorp Inc.: Approximately 54,000 shares changed hands, a 916.7 percent increase over its 65- day average volume. The shares fell $10.32 or 10.9 percent to $84.51. The shares fell$. 19 or 9.6 percent to $1.80.

  • NYSE stocks posting largest volume increases Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest volume gainers on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. Century Communities: Approximately 1,007,200 shares changed hands, a 830.3 percent increase over its 65- day average volume. The shares rose$. 66 or 3.9 percent to $17.66.

  • NYSE stocks posting largest volume decreases Tuesday, 21 Oct 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:. The shares rose$. 26 or 1.1 percent to $24.35. American Realty Investors Inc.: Approximately 200 shares changed hands, a 95.8 decrease from its 65- day average volume.

  • Final Glance: Telecom companies Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top telecom companies were up at the close of trading:. AT&T Inc. rose$. 34 or 1.0 percent, to $34.62. Verizon Communications Inc. rose$. 21 or. 4 percent, to $48.69.

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 84 or 1.6 percent, to $53.69. Safeway rose$. 06 or. 2 percent, to $34.00. Supervalu rose$. 12 or 1.5 percent, to $8.34.

  • Final Glance: Utilities companies Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    American Electric Power Co. rose$. 20 or. 4 percent, to $55.56. Consolidated Edison Inc. Holding Co. fell$. 39 or. 6 percent, to $61.07. Dominion Resources Inc. rose$. 54 or. 8 percent, to $70.01.

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest volume decreases Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    B Communcations Ltd.: Approximately shares changed hands, a 98.9 decrease from its 65- day average volume. Bank of the James Financial Group: Approximately shares changed hands, a 99.7 decrease from its 65- day average volume. Carolina Bank Holdings Inc.: Approximately shares changed hands, a 98.8 decrease from its 65- day average volume.

  • Final Glance: Drug Benefits companies Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top drug benefits companies were up at the close of trading:. CVSCaremark rose $1.44 or 1.8 percent, to $82.92. Express Scripts Holding Co. rose $2.51 or 3.5 percent, to $74.03.

  • Final Glance: Managed Care companies Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose $2.11 or 2.3 percent, to $92.71. Humana Inc. rose $3.17 or 2.4 percent, to $133.27. UnitedHealth Group rose $2.41 or 2.7 percent, to $90.95.

  • Final Glance: Banks companies Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    Bank of America Corp. rose$. 34 or 2.1 percent, to $16.60. Citigroup Inc. rose$. 74 or 1.5 percent, to $51.27. Morgan Stanley rose$. 74 or 2.2 percent, to $34.06.

  • Final Glance: Aerospace companies Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    Boeing rose $2.81 or 2.3 percent, to $127.12. Lockheed Martin Corp. fell $2.92 or 1.7 percent, to $172.61. Northrop Grumman Corp. rose $1.46 or 1.2 percent, to $126.13.

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 01 or. 5 percent, to $1.93. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 49 or 1.4 percent, to $35.24. Peabody Energy rose$. 39 or 3.7 percent, to $10.85.

  • Final Glance: Health Care Equipment companies Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    Becton, Dickinson& Co. rose$. 65 or. 5 percent, to $123.31. Covidien rose $3.81 or 4.5 percent, to $89.25. PerkinElmer rose $1.62 or 4.0 percent, to $41.69.

  • Final Glance: Credit Card companies Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    American Express Co. rose $1.63 or 1.9 percent, to $85.64. Capital One Financial Corp. rose $2.20 or 2.9 percent, to $78.70. Discover Financial Services rose $1.68 or 2.7 percent, to $64.38.