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NEW YORK-- Shares of some top construction companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Foster Wheeler rose $1.28 or 4.2 percent, to $32.05. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 65 or 2.2 percent, to $29.77.
NEW YORK-- A look at the 10 biggest percentage decliners on New York Stock Exchange at 1 p.m.:. Rally Software Inc. fell 23.4 percent to $19.51. Big Lots fell 13.1 percent to $32.26.
Aflac Inc. rose$. 75 or 1.1 percent, to $66.45. American International Group rose $1.35 or 2.8 percent, to $49.54. MBIA fell$. 11 or. 9 percent, to $12.25.
Delta Air rose$. 40 or 1.4 percent, to $28.34. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 01 or. 1 percent, to $8.33. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 29 or 1.6 percent, to $18.29.
Autozone Inc. rose$. 24 or. 1 percent, to $460.24. Bed Bath& Beyond Inc. rose$. 69 or. 9 percent, to $77.88. Best Buy fell$. 01 or percent, to $41.42.
American Express Co. rose $1.32 or 1.6 percent, to $85.86. Capital One Financial Corp. rose $1.03 or 1.4 percent, to $72.97. Discover Financial Services rose$. 99 or 1.9 percent, to $52.91.
SeaChange International Inc. fell 17.0 percent to $11.95. Howard Bancorp Inc. fell 10.4 percent to $8.51. Optibase Ltd. fell 10.2 percent to $5.82.
eBay rose$. 90 or 1.8 percent, to $52.31. Google rose $10.89 or 1.0 percent, to $1068.23. Groupon Inc. fell$. 06 or. 6 percent, to $9.04.
Ford Motor Co. rose$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $16.76. General Motors Co. rose $1.22 or 3.1 percent, to $40.31. Honda Motor Co. rose$. 92 or 2.2 percent, to $42.00.
Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 02 or. 7 percent, to $2.82. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 15 or 1.5 percent, to $10.40. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 05 or. 8 percent, to $5.97.
NEW YORK, Dec 6- The dollar rallied against the yen on Friday after stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs data raised chances the Federal Reserve may start paring its bond buying program sooner than expected. U.S. employers added 203,000 new jobs in November, exceeding expectations, and the jobless rate fell to a five-year low of 7.0 percent, the Labor Department said.
Gallagher is the second SEC commissioner in recent months to call for reforms to public company disclosures. The SEC is close to releasing the results of a study mandated by Congress that examines the regime governing corporate disclosures, known as "Regulation S-K," which could help pave the way for changes to the current rules.
Dec 6- Shares of Barnes& Noble Inc fell as much as 11 percent on Friday, a day after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission told the bookseller it had begun an investigation into a restatement of earnings announced on July 29.
American Eagle Outfitters Inc., based in Pittsburgh, was the latest teen fashion merchant to lower its profit outlook for the rest of the year as it resorts to heavy discounting to pull in cautious shoppers. Aeropostale Inc. reported on Wednesday that it swung to a loss in the third quarter as the chain aggressively marked down clothing to attract shoppers.
NEW YORK-- Shares of Boston Scientific rose Friday after a Cowen and Co. analyst upgraded the stock, saying the medical device maker could beat Wall Street expectations over the next few years.
*Fed buys $5.13 billion notes due 2017, 2018. NEW YORK, Dec 6- U.S. The market priced in most of a worse case scenario heading into the number, "said Aaron Kohli, an interest rate strategist at BNP Paribas in New York.
*Wall Street climbs after upbeat U.S. payrolls report. NEW YORK, Dec 6- Global equity markets surged and the dollar rose against the yen on Friday after stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs data boosted the case for the scaling-back of Federal Reserve stimulus later this month.
NEW YORK, Dec 6- Oil rose on Friday, supported by expectations of increased demand after the government reported the jobless rate fell to a five-year low in the United States, the world's top oil consumer, adding to a week's worth of strong economic data.
eBay rose$. 58 or 1.1 percent, to $51.99. Google rose $9.52 or. 9 percent, to $1066.86. Groupon Inc. rose$. 07 or. 8 percent, to $9.16.
Bank of America Corp. rose$. 19 or 1.2 percent, to $15.62. Citigroup Inc. rose$. 68 or 1.3 percent, to $51.74. Goldman Sachs rose$. 48 or. 3 percent, to $166.04.