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  • Holiday deliveries improve but hiccups continue Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 3:08 PM ET

    After FedEx and UPS failed to deliver some presents in time for Christmas last year, the two package carriers improved their performance this holiday season. FedEx delivered more than 99 percent of express packages as promised on Dec. 22 and Dec. 23, according to shipment tracker ShipMatrix. The improved performance comes after delays by FedEx and UPS last year...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 26- The dollar rose against the yen and euro on Friday in scant volume, with many major markets still closed after the Christmas holiday. There's going to be a dip-buying mentality "said Rob Zukowski, senior technical analyst at 4 Cast Ltd. based in New York. Data on Tuesday that showed the U.S. economy growing at its fastest quarterly pace in 11 years...

  • NEW YORK— Tesla Motors says improvements it's making to its older Roadster model will let the electric car travel about 400 miles on a single charge. Tesla says it plans to demonstrate the higher range with a drive from San Francisco to Los Angeles— about a 400- mile trip— early next year. Tesla Motors Inc. CEO Elon Musk tweeted about the upgrade Thursday and Tesla...

  • *Gold on track for flat week, yearly drop. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Dec 26- Gold rose the most in 2-1/ 2 weeks on Friday in thin post-Christmas trading, boosted by short-covering after China's central bank was reported to be considering a loosening of liquidity requirements at the country's banks. Gold prices were buoyed throughout the day by news reports that China, the...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 26- Oil prices fell Friday, tumbling as the dollar strengthened and a supply glut in top consumer the United States trumped worries about falling production from Libya. The market had come under pressure from Wednesday's Energy Department report, which showed a 7.3 million-barrel rise in crude inventories to their highest December level on...

  • NEW YORK— The U.S. Department of Labor is investigating how RadioShack manages its retirement plan for employees, according to a regulatory filing. The Fort Worth, Texas, company is the target of at least three related lawsuits and said that it has provided documents at the Labor Department's request. RadioShack Corp. has struggled to compete as online...

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 41 or 4.0 percent, to $10.72. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 40 or 2.2 percent, to $18.97.

  • NYSE stocks posting largest percentage increases Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest percentage gainers on New York Stock Exchange at 1 p.m.:. Nuverra Environmental Solutions Inc. rose 11.5 percent to $5.53. Great Northern Iron Ore Properties rose 9.7 percent to $20.05.

  • Midday Glance: Railroad companies Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    Canadian National Railway Co. fell$. 24 or. 3 percent, to $68.51. Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. fell$. 80 or. 4 percent, to $194.05. Kansas City Southern rose$. 55 or. 4 percent, to $123.05.

  • Midday Glance: Aerospace companies Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    Boeing rose$. 04 or percent, to $131.28. Lockheed Martin Corp. rose$. 63 or. 3 percent, to $197.06. Northrop Grumman Corp. fell$. 15 or. 1 percent, to $151.61.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc. fell 2.8 percent to $12.69 with 6,929,000 shares traded. American Realty Capital Properties Inc. fell. 7 percent to $8.28 with 5,611,300 shares traded. Apple Inc. rose 1.3 percent to $113.44 with 12,977,800 shares traded.

  • Midday Glance: Internet companies Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    Groupon Inc. rose$. 46 or 5.8 percent, to $8.35. LinkedIn Corp. rose $4.14 or 1.8 percent, to $235.97. Yahoo rose$. 18 or. 3 percent, to $50.83.

  • Midday Glance: Media companies Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose$. 22 or. 4 percent, to $58.29. Walt Disney Co. rose$. 60 or. 6 percent, to $95.02. New York Times Co. rose$. 06 or. 4 percent, to $13.47.

  • Midday Glance: Pharmaceuticals companies Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    Baxter International Inc. rose$. 12 or. 2 percent, to $74.57. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. rose$. 43 or. 7 percent, to $59.58. Hospira fell$. 09 or. 1 percent, to $62.51.

  • Midday Glance: Drug Benefits companies Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top drug benefits companies are up at 1 p.m.:. CVSCaremark rose$. 28 or. 3 percent, to $98.17. Express Scripts Holding Co. rose$. 23 or. 3 percent, to $85.71.

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose$. 03 or percent, to $104.26. Humana Inc. rose $1.07 or. 7 percent, to $145.45. UnitedHealth Group unchanged at $102.68.

  • Midday Glance: Insurance companies Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    Aflac Inc. rose$. 13 or. 2 percent, to $62.07. American International Group rose$. 50 or. 9 percent, to $56.78. MBIA rose$. 06 or. 6 percent, to $9.72.

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest percentage decreases Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    Broadwind Energy Inc. fell 9.0 percent to $5.16. Bio Blast Pharma Ltd. fell 7.4 percent to $5.79. Palmetto Bancshares Inc. fell 6.8 percent to $17.50.

  • Midday Glance: Education companies Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    Apollo Group rose$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $34.09. Career Education Corp. rose$. 08 or 1.2 percent, to $6.80. Strayer Education Inc. fell$. 21 or. 3 percent, to $73.65.

  • Middday Glance: Tools and Appliances companies Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    General Electric Co. fell$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $25.80. Snap-On rose$. 68 or. 5 percent, to $139.77. Whirlpool Corp. rose $1.82 or 1.0 percent, to $192.97.