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  • ALBANY, N.Y.— A group of 14 attorneys general has asked Congress to launch an investigation of the herbal supplements industry and to consider giving the U.S. Food and Drug Administration stronger oversight of the industry, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced. "The FDA has long been aware of problems in the dietary and herbal supplement supply...

  • Labor issues to pressure McDonald's despite pay bump Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 12:31 AM ET

    Other companies, including Wal-Mart Stores Inc., have announced pay hikes in an improving economy and at a time when worker issues are getting widespread attention. McDonald's, in particular, has been a primary target for ongoing demonstrations for pay of $15 an hour and a union. Kendall Fells, organizing director for the Fight for $15 campaign, said protests...

  • HONG KONG, April 2- The pre-trial hearing for a British banker, accused of murdering two women in Hong Kong last November, was adjourned for five weeks on Thursday after the prosecution requested for more time to build its case. The grisly murders of the two women, described by local media as prostitutes from Indonesia, shocked Hong Kong, a city with a low homicide...

  • METALS-London copper drifts ahead of Easter break Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 8:34 PM ET

    MELBOURNE, April 2- London copper drifted towards two-week lows on Thursday as traders showed little urgency to lock-in stocks given sluggish demand growth in top consumer China, instead squaring positions ahead of a four-day Easter weekend in some countries. *Companies struggled in China and much of the rest of Asia in March, suggesting central banks may have...

  • NYMEX-Crude pares strong gains as Iran talks drag on Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 7:27 PM ET

    TOKYO, April 2- U.S. crude futures pared a 5 percent jump in the previous session in early Asian trade on Thursday, amid speculation that ongoing talks over Iran's nuclear program could reach a deal and add more crude to a global oil glut. *In Switzerland, Iran and six world powers were closer to a preliminary accord on Tehran's nuclear program as marathon talks were...

  • *Oxfam says hard to track development impact. WASHINGTON, April 1- The World Bank's private sector arm may be doing more harm than good when it invests in private equity firms, banks and other financial intermediaries, global development group Oxfam said in a report on Wednesday. "By channeling funds through third parties, the IFC loses control of how the money is...

  • NEW YORK, April 1- Morgan Stanley's board boosted Chairman and Chief Executive James Gorman's compensation by one-third last year, saying the bank's performance was "strong" but had "room for continued progress," according to its proxy filing on Wednesday. Gorman was awarded $16 million for his work last year, up from $12 million in 2013. He is eligible to receive...

  • NYSE stocks posting largest volume decreases Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 5:57 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest volume decliners on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. Asia Pacific Fund: Approximately 1,100 shares changed hands, a 90.7 decrease from its 65- day average volume. The shares rose$. 11 or. 9 percent to $11.72.

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest volume decreases Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 5:57 PM ET

    Bankwell Financial Group Inc.: Approximately shares changed hands, a 99.1 decrease from its 65- day average volume. Chicopee Bancorp: Approximately shares changed hands, a 99.8 decrease from its 65- day average volume. First Internet Bancorp Inc.: Approximately 100 shares changed hands, a 99.2 decrease from its 65- day average volume.

  • NYSE stocks posting largest volume increases Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 5:57 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest volume gainers on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. Atlantic Power Corp.: Approximately 4,199,800 shares changed hands, a 480.2 percent increase over its 65- day average volume. The shares fell$. 04 or 1.4 percent to $2.77.

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 5:56 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 01 or 1.0 percent, to $0.99. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 16 or. 6 percent, to $27.73. Peabody Energy fell$. 17 or 3.5 percent, to $4.75.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 5:56 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were down at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 08 or. 2 percent, to $47.90. DuPont Co. fell$. 49 or. 7 percent, to $70.98.

  • Final Glance: Oil companies Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 5:56 PM ET

    BP PLC rose$. 39 or 1.0 percent, to $39.50. ConocoPhillips rose$. 76 or 1.2 percent, to $63.02. Exxon Mobil Corp. fell$. 54 or. 6 percent, to $84.46.

  • Final Glance: Drug Benefits companies Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 5:56 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top drug benefits companies were down at the close of trading:. CVS Health Corp. fell$. 95 or. 9 percent, to $102.26. Express Scripts Holding Co. fell $2.54 or 2.9 percent, to $84.23.

  • Final Glance: Restaurant companies Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 5:56 PM ET

    Brinker International Inc. fell$. 37 or. 6 percent, to $61.19. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. rose $1.99 or. 3 percent, to $652.53. Domino's Pizza Inc. fell$. 05 or percent, to $100.50.

  • Final Glance: Tools and Appliances companies Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 5:56 PM ET

    General Electric Co. rose$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $24.84. Snap-On rose$. 17 or. 1 percent, to $147.23. Whirlpool Corp. fell$. 67 or. 3 percent, to $201.39.

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 5:56 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 11 or. 1 percent, to $76.77. Supervalu fell$. 17 or 1.5 percent, to $11.46. Whole Foods Market Inc. fell$. 66 or 1.3 percent, to $51.42.

  • Final Glance: Pharmaceuticals companies Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 5:56 PM ET

    Baxter International Inc. fell$. 96 or 1.4 percent, to $67.54. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. fell$. 57 or. 9 percent, to $63.56. Eli Lilly& Co. fell $1.12 or 1.5 percent, to $71.53.

  • Final Glance: Department Store Retail companies Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 5:56 PM ET

    Kohl's Corp. fell$. 09 or. 1 percent, to $78.16. Macy's Inc. rose$. 54 or. 8 percent, to $65.45. Nordstrom fell$. 77 or 1.0 percent, to $79.55.

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest volume increases Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 5:56 PM ET

    The shares rose$. 04 or. 4 percent to $10.09. Chemung Financial Corp.: Approximately 49,400 shares changed hands, a 1,178.0 percent increase over its 65- day average volume. The shares fell $2.19 or 7.7 percent to $26.11.