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  • NEW YORK, Sept 2- The dollar jumped to its highest this year against the yen on Tuesday, lifted by strong U.S. economic data, while the euro slipped to a one-year low on speculation the European Central Bank will move toward looser monetary policy when it meets later this week.

  • NY pension investment gains a boon for governments Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 11:05 AM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.— The contribution rates paid by state and local governments for New York's pension fund will go down as the retirement system continues to rebound from the 2008 downturn. Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says the average rate will decrease from 20.1 percent of salary for most public workers to 18.2 percent.

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1500 GMT / 11:00 a.m. ET Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 11:02 AM ET

    Dollar General sweetens Family Dollar bid, may go hostile. Dollar General Corp raises its bid for Family Dollar Stores Inc to $9.1 billion, and warns it may turn hostile and appeal directly to shareholders if the new offer is rejected.

  • Early Glance: Media companies Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 10:57 AM ET

    Comcast Corp. fell$. 14 or. 3 percent, to $54.58. Walt Disney Co. rose$. 84 or. 9 percent, to $90.72. Gannett rose$. 51 or 1.5 percent, to $34.27.

  • Early Glance: Oil companies Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 10:57 AM ET

    BP PLC fell$. 42 or. 9 percent, to $47.42. ConocoPhillips fell$. 63 or. 8 percent, to $80.59. Exxon Mobil Corp. fell$. 79 or. 8 percent, to $98.67.

  • Early Glance: Silver companies Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 10:57 AM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 04 or 1.1 percent, to $3.24. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 14 or 1.0 percent, to $14.22. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 21 or 2.2 percent, to $9.16.

  • Early Glance: Medical Devices companies Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 10:57 AM ET

    Allergan rose$. 86 or. 5 percent, to $164.54. Baxter International Inc. fell$. 06 or. 1 percent, to $74.92. Boston Scientific Corp. fell$. 10 or. 8 percent, to $12.58.

  • Early Glance: Insurance companies Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 10:57 AM ET

    Aflac Inc. rose$. 14 or. 2 percent, to $61.38. American International Group fell$. 06 or. 1 percent, to $56.00. MBIA rose$. 01 or. 1 percent, to $10.44.

  • Early Glance: Machinery companies Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 10:57 AM ET

    Caterpillar rose$. 16 or. 1 percent, to $109.23. Deere& Co. rose$. 25 or. 3 percent, to $84.34. Terex rose$. 10 or. 3 percent, to $37.51.

  • Early Glance: Leisure companies Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 10:57 AM ET

    Las Vegas Sands Corp. fell $2.30 or 3.5 percent, to $64.21. MGM Resorts International fell$. 64 or 2.6 percent, to $23.83. Marriott International Inc. rose$. 08 or. 1 percent, to $69.48.

  • Early Glance: Internet companies Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 10:57 AM ET

    eBay fell$. 11 or. 2 percent, to $55.39. Groupon Inc. rose$. 18 or 2.6 percent, to $6.98. LinkedIn Corp. rose $1.48 or. 7 percent, to $227.23.

  • Early Glance: Specialty Retail companies Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 10:57 AM ET

    Autozone Inc. rose $1.41 or. 3 percent, to $540.25. Bed Bath& Beyond Inc. rose$. 29 or. 5 percent, to $64.55. Best Buy fell$. 12 or. 4 percent, to $31.77.

  • Early Glance: Utilities companies Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 10:57 AM ET

    American Electric Power Co. fell$. 11 or. 2 percent, to $53.59. Dominion Resources Inc. rose$. 45 or. 6 percent, to $70.67. Exelon fell$. 11 or. 3 percent, to $33.31.

  • Early Glance: Pharmaceuticals companies Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 10:57 AM ET

    Baxter International Inc. fell$. 06 or. 1 percent, to $74.92. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. fell$. 39 or. 8 percent, to $50.26. Hospira rose$. 41 or. 8 percent, to $54.15.

  • Early Glance: Managed Care companies Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 10:57 AM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell$. 67 or. 7 percent, to $93.93. Humana Inc. fell $1.18 or. 9 percent, to $127.56. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 62 or. 7 percent, to $86.06.

  • Early Glance: Restaurant companies Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 10:57 AM ET

    Brinker International Inc. rose$. 34 or. 7 percent, to $49.24. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. rose $3.95 or. 6 percent, to $682.60. Papa John's International Inc. rose$. 29 or. 7 percent, to $39.89.

  • Early Glance: Telecom companies Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 10:57 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top telecom companies are down at 10 a.m.:. AT&T Inc. fell$. 05 or. 1 percent, to $34.91. Verizon Communications Inc. fell$. 01 or percent, to $49.81.

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 10:57 AM ET

    Kroger rose$. 20 or. 4 percent, to $51.18. Safeway rose$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $34.82. Supervalu fell$. 05 or. 5 percent, to $9.50.

  • Early Glance: Railroad companies Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 10:57 AM ET

    Canadian National Railway Co. rose$. 19 or. 3 percent, to $72.05. Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. rose $1.79 or. 9 percent, to $202.39. Kansas City Southern rose $1.10 or 1.0 percent, to $116.46.

  • Early Glance: Staffing companies Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 10:57 AM ET

    Kelly Services Inc. class A rose$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $16.73. Korn/Ferry International Inc. rose$. 39 or 1.3 percent, to $30.64. ManpowerGroup rose$. 87 or 1.1 percent, to $78.45.