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  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 5- Gold eased on Thursday, changing direction and falling below $1,200 an ounce as short-covering dried up after buoying prices following the European Central Bank's announcement that it will lift its 2016 inflation forecast. Gold is usually viewed as a hedge against inflation. "The short-covering petered out and that's led to the market...

  • NEW YORK, March 5- Commerzbank AG is nearing an agreement to pay U.S. authorities more than $1.4 billion to settle alleged violations of U.S. sanctions and a separate probe that stemmed from transactions linked to an Olympus Corp accounting scandal, according to two people close to the case. Margarita Thiel, a spokeswoman for Commerzbank, Germany's...

  • NEW YORK— A passenger aboard a flight from Atlanta that skidded off a runway at LaGuardia amid driving snow says one wing of the plane got "pretty torn up." Georgia marketing executive Malcolm Duckett was seated near the left wing of Flight 1086 on Thursday. Duckett says it's his first time in New York.

  • Golar LNG jumps on potential deal with Rosneft Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 2:11 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of Golar LNG, a company that liquefies and ships natural gas, jumped Thursday after the company announced a possible deal with Russian state-controlled oil company Rosneft. Shares of Golar LNG Ltd. rose $3.60, or 12.2 percent, to $33.11 Thursday afternoon. The stock has lost more than half its value since mid-September, when it traded as high as...

  • Here are some other accidents involving planes taking off from or landing at the airport, which is tucked along the East River and Flushing Bay:. —1994: A Continental Airlines jet skidded into rocks at the edge of Flushing Bay after the pilots aborted a takeoff during a snowstorm. —1993: A Continental Airlines jet skidded off a runway during takeoff in a snowstorm,...

  • Middday Glance: Tools and Appliances companies Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 1:29 PM ET

    General Electric Co. fell$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $25.64. Snap-On fell$. 24 or. 2 percent, to $147.21. Whirlpool Corp. fell $1.07 or. 5 percent, to $210.42.

  • Midday Glance: Staffing companies Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 1:29 PM ET

    Kelly Services Inc. class A fell$. 17 or. 9 percent, to $17.72. Korn/Ferry International Inc. fell$. 21 or. 7 percent, to $30.88. ManpowerGroup fell$. 58 or. 7 percent, to $80.52.

  • Midday Glance: Railroad companies Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 1:29 PM ET

    Canadian National Railway Co. rose$. 03 or percent, to $68.99. Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. rose $1.01 or. 5 percent, to $191.80. Kansas City Southern fell$. 86 or. 7 percent, to $114.95.

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest percentage decreases Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 1:29 PM ET

    Capnia Inc. fell 16.5 percent to $7.31. Ceco Environmental Corp. fell 11.1 percent to $12.93. Semtech Corp. fell 10.4 percent to $26.25.

  • Midday Glance: Oil companies Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 1:29 PM ET

    BP PLC fell$. 13 or. 3 percent, to $41.40. ConocoPhillips fell$. 49 or. 8 percent, to $63.76. Exxon Mobil Corp. fell$. 44 or. 5 percent, to $86.75.

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 1:29 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at 1 p.m.:. AbbVie fell 4.6 percent to $57.48 with 25,869,000 shares traded. Abercrombie& Fitch Co. fell 4.0 percent to $19.46 with 9,758,000 shares traded.

  • Midday Glance: Leisure companies Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 1:29 PM ET

    Las Vegas Sands Corp. fell $1.03 or 1.8 percent, to $55.97. MGM Resorts International fell$. 22 or 1.0 percent, to $21.86. Marriott International Inc. fell$. 09 or. 1 percent, to $83.06.

  • Midday Glance: Department Store Retail companies Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 1:29 PM ET

    Kohl's Corp. fell$. 32 or. 4 percent, to $73.98. Macy's Inc. rose$. 02 or percent, to $62.91. Nordstrom rose$. 87 or 1.1 percent, to $80.82.

  • Midday Glance: Media companies Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 1:29 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. fell$. 41 or. 7 percent, to $60.02. Walt Disney Co. fell$. 48 or. 5 percent, to $105.09. Gannett fell$. 06 or. 2 percent, to $34.71.

  • Midday Glance: Utilities companies Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 1:29 PM ET

    American Electric Power Co. rose$. 45 or. 8 percent, to $57.03. Consolidated Edison Inc. Holding Co. rose$. 34 or. 5 percent, to $62.21. Duke Energy Corp. rose$. 34 or. 4 percent, to $77.42.

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 1:29 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose$. 14 or. 1 percent, to $122.00. Humana Inc. rose$. 86 or. 5 percent, to $161.08. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 90 or. 8 percent, to $114.72.

  • NYSE stocks posting largest percentage increases Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 1:29 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest percentage gainers on New York Stock Exchange at 1 p.m.:. Vivint Solar Inc. rose 21.5 percent to $10.36. Alamo Group rose 16.0 percent to $57.86.

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 1:29 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 13 or 1.1 percent, to $12.28. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 16 or. 6 percent, to $25.35.

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest percentage increases Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 1:29 PM ET

    KBS Fashion Group Ltd. rose 42.5 percent to $5.20. Pacific Ethanol Inc. rose 25.0 percent to $11.66. Kythera Biopharmaceuticals Inc. rose 22.0 percent to $48.67.

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 1:29 PM ET

    Kroger rose $3.76 or 5.4 percent, to $73.41. Supervalu rose$. 14 or 1.4 percent, to $10.32. Whole Foods Market Inc. rose$. 65 or 1.2 percent, to $55.99.