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  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest volume increases Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    Akebia Therapeutics Inc.: Approximately 4,649,100 shares changed hands, a 3,675.2 percent increase over its 65- day average volume. The shares fell$. 36 or 4.2 percent to $8.31. The shares rose$. 23 or 1.9 percent to $12.63.

  • Final Glance: Specialty Retail companies Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    Autozone Inc. fell $8.97 or 1.3 percent, to $683.43. Bed Bath& Beyond Inc. fell $1.16 or 1.6 percent, to $71.46. Best Buy fell$. 73 or 2.0 percent, to $36.46.

  • Final Glance: Medical Devices companies Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    Baxter International Inc. fell$. 24 or. 3 percent, to $69.91. Boston Scientific Corp. rose$. 24 or 1.3 percent, to $18.40. Johnson& Johnson fell$. 21 or. 2 percent, to $99.58.

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies were down at the close of trading:. Fluor fell$. 60 or 1.0 percent, to $59.52. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 41 or 1.4 percent, to $29.11.

  • Final Glance: Internet companies Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    eBay fell $1.25 or 2.2 percent, to $55.79. Google Inc class A fell $10.78 or 2.0 percent, to $532.74. Groupon Inc. fell$. 15 or 2.0 percent, to $7.20.

  • Final Glance: Media companies Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. fell $1.25 or 2.1 percent, to $58.42. Walt Disney Co. fell $1.41 or 1.3 percent, to $106.69. Gannett fell $1.00 or 2.8 percent, to $34.95.

  • Final Glance: Credit Card companies Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    American Express Co. fell $3.59 or 4.4 percent, to $77.32. Capital One Financial Corp. fell $1.01 or 1.2 percent, to $82.00. Discover Financial Services fell$. 34 or. 6 percent, to $59.08.

  • Final Glance: Restaurant companies Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    Brinker International Inc. fell$. 92 or 1.5 percent, to $58.63. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. rose $2.40 or. 4 percent, to $683.95. Panera Bread Co. fell$. 12 or. 1 percent, to $182.77.

  • Final Glance: Pharmaceuticals companies Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    Baxter International Inc. fell$. 24 or. 3 percent, to $69.91. Hospira fell$. 21 or. 2 percent, to $87.46. Johnson& Johnson fell$. 21 or. 2 percent, to $99.58.

  • Final Glance: Tools and Appliances companies Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    General Electric Co. fell$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $27.25. Snap-On fell $1.97 or 1.3 percent, to $146.16. Whirlpool Corp. fell $1.75 or. 9 percent, to $189.60.

  • April 17- Pfizer Inc was cleared of liability on Friday in the first lawsuit to go to trial of more than 1,000 filed across the United States alleging that its antidepressant Zoloft can cause birth defects, a company spokeswoman said. Plaintiff Kristyn Pesante claimed that Pfizer failed to warn that using Zoloft during pregnancy could cause birth defects, and...

  • April 17- A federal jury heard testimony from Bryant Gumbel on Friday at a trial in which HBO faces libel claims over a report aired on the TV journalist's popular sports news program that focused on child labor in India. Gumbel's videotaped deposition came on the fifth day of the trial in U.S. District Court in Manhattan over the report on " Real Sports with Bryant...

  • NEW YORK— New Yorkers may soon be able to count calories burned and miles traveled while pedaling Citi Bikes, the popular bicycle-sharing program with a troubled history that is undergoing a major overhaul under new leadership. The new CEO of the Brooklyn- based company that owns Citi Bike says a revamped smartphone app will soon offer such detailed fitness...

  • *GE, Honeywell blame strong dollar for lower revenue. April 17- The S&P 500 posted its biggest percentage loss since March 25 on Friday as investors shunned risk amid new trading regulations in China, renewed worries about Greece running out of money, and tepid U.S. corporate earnings. Both Honeywell International and General Electric blamed the strong dollar...

  • Officials in the Pocono Mountains want to bring a shuttered performing arts center back to life, seeing potential in a 12- year-old venue built with $15 million in state tax money that critics have long regarded as a mismanaged white elephant. The Mountain Laurel Center for the Performing Arts in Pike County struggled almost immediately after opening in 2003...

  • PHILADELPHIA— A U.S. appeals court Friday overturned a jury verdict and awarded a Philadelphia family the rights to 10 rare gold coins that could fetch $80 million. Mint in Philadelphia before the 1933 series was melted down when the country went off the gold standard. Her sons, entertainment lawyer Roy Langbord of New York City and David Langbord of Virginia...

  • NEW YORK, April 17- Global equity markets fell on Friday on reports about a crackdown on margin lending in China, while the dollar retreated on views that stronger U.S. consumer prices were not enough to offset recent weak data that could slow a Federal Reserve interest rate hike. China on Friday also allowed fund managers to lend stocks for short-selling and...

  • American Express and Mattel are big market movers Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 4:34 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. American Express Co., down $3.59 to $77.32. Honeywell International Inc., down $2.22 to $101.70.

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— New York's attorney general has proposed new legislation to help stop the spread of so-called "zombie homes," meaning properties that are abandoned, often during prolonged foreclosure proceedings. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says zombie foreclosures increased 50 percent from 2013 to 2014, bringing the total statewide to 16,701..

  • Barbie shows signs of life as Mattel plots comeback Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 4:18 PM ET

    Mattel, the toy company behind the plastic dolls, said there were some signs of improving demand for Barbie ahead of its planned makeover of the brand, including Barbie dolls with different skin tones, eye colors and nose shapes to better relate to multicultural girls and their mothers. Mattel said late Thursday that more people were buying Barbie dolls in U.S....