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  • Final Glance: Food companies Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 6:10 PM ET

    ConAgra Foods Inc. rose $2.01 or 5.8 percent, to $36.76. General Mills Inc. rose $1.05 or 1.9 percent, to $54.99. Hormel Foods Corp. rose$. 60 or 1.1 percent, to $57.26.

  • Final Glance: Pharmaceuticals companies Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 6:10 PM ET

    Baxter International Inc. rose$. 53 or. 8 percent, to $68.55. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. rose$. 26 or. 4 percent, to $65.26. Eli Lilly& Co. rose$. 14 or. 2 percent, to $73.58.

  • Final Glance: Railroad companies Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 6:10 PM ET

    Canadian National Railway Co. fell$. 93 or 1.4 percent, to $66.15. Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. fell $2.12 or 1.2 percent, to $182.20. Kansas City Southern fell$. 16 or. 2 percent, to $102.96.

  • Final Glance: Autos companies Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 6:10 PM ET

    Ford Motor Co. fell$. 03 or. 2 percent, to $15.98. General Motors Co. fell$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $37.31. Honda Motor Co. fell$. 09 or. 3 percent, to $33.46.

  • Final Glance: Specialty Retail companies Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 6:10 PM ET

    Autozone Inc. rose $19.30 or 2.9 percent, to $681.34. Bed Bath& Beyond Inc. rose $1.68 or 2.3 percent, to $75.46. Best Buy rose$. 08 or. 2 percent, to $38.48.

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest volume increases Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 6:10 PM ET

    China Information Technology Inc.: Approximately 504,800 shares changed hands, a 1,742.6 percent increase over its 65- day average volume. The shares rose$. 83 or 22.1 percent to $4.62. Tri-County Financial Corp.: Approximately 48,900 shares changed hands, a 2,258.2 percent increase over its 65- day average volume.

  • Final Glance: Media companies Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 6:10 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $55.94. Walt Disney Co. rose$. 24 or. 2 percent, to $105.48. Gannett rose$. 24 or. 7 percent, to $36.30.

  • NEW YORK, March 27- A former JetBlue Airways Corp pilot whose midair meltdown forced an emergency landing of a 2012 flight on Friday sued the carrier for $14.9 million, saying it should have grounded him because it knew he was incapable of flying. Clayton Osbon, 52, filed his lawsuit in Manhattan federal court three days after the crash of a Germanwings plane in the...

  • Dow Chemical and Carnival are big market movers Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 5:24 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. The Dow Chemical Co., up $1.32 to $47.76. Carnival Corp., up $2.70 to $47.12.

  • JetBlue sued by ex-pilot who had midair meltdown Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 5:24 PM ET

    NEW YORK, March 27- A former JetBlue Airways Corp pilot whose midair meltdown forced an emergency landing of a 2012 flight on Friday sued the carrier for $14.9 million, saying it should have grounded him because it knew he was incapable of flying. Clayton Osbon, 52, filed his lawsuit in Manhattan federal court three days after the crash of a Germanwings plane in the...

  • NEW YORK, March 27- Wall Street investors may find little reason to make big moves next week as they await monthly U.S. jobs data and any news that could change expectations for the first interest rate hike in almost a decade. The Labor Department report is due on Friday, when the stock market will be closed for Good Friday, leaving investors unable to trade on the data...

  • NEW YORK, March 27- U.S. Treasury yields fell and held near session lows on Friday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gave mildly hawkish comments on a potential interest rate increase this year and as investors bought bonds ahead of month-end rebalancing. "Month-end is on Tuesday and there's a fairly large index extension," said Daniel Mulholland, head of...

  • US stock indexes end a rough week with tiny gains Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 4:11 PM ET

    NEW YORK— U.S. market indexes are ending a tough week with modest gains. The slight increases on Friday weren't enough to keep the market from having its second-worst week this year. Oil dropped $2.56 to close at $48.87 a barrel.

  • WASHINGTON— Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that continued improvement in the U.S. economy means an increase in the Fed's key interest rate could come later this year. Yellen said in a speech in San Francisco that the time to start raising the rate could occur "sometime this year," though she said the time hasn't yet arrived. Yellen said Japan's...

  • *Traders weigh possibility of Iran nuclear deal by next week. Tehran eager to recover oil market share lost due to sanctions. NEW YORK, March 27- Oil tumbled 5 percent on Friday, erasing the previous session's gains, as Yemen's conflict looked less likely to disrupt Middle East crude shipments and investors turned their focus to talks for a potential Iran nuclear...

  • NEW YORK, March 27- The macaroni and ketchup merger of Kraft Foods Group and H.J. Brazilian private equity firm 3 G Capital Partners and Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway announced a $46 billion deal to consolidate the companies Wednesday, one that will create the No. 3 packaged food maker in North America after PepsiCo and Nestle USA.. That should take some...

  • *Dow Chemical to spin off unit, merge it with Olin. *Fed Chair Janet Yellen to speak shortly before the closing bell. NEW YORK, March 27- U.S. stocks were flat on Friday, with the S&P 500 on track for its worst week since late January, ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that could create a volatile close on Wall Street.

  • STOCKHOLM— Lufthansa could face "unlimited" compensation claims for the crash that killed 150 people in the French alps and it would be difficult, even counterproductive, for the German carrier to try to avoid liability, experts said Friday. "So more or less you will have unlimited financial damage," said Marco Abate, a German aviation lawyer. To avoid liability, a...

  • Middday Glance: Tools and Appliances companies Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 1:16 PM ET

    General Electric Co. rose$. 09 or. 3 percent, to $24.89. Snap-On rose $1.35 or. 9 percent, to $143.55. Whirlpool Corp. rose $2.30 or 1.2 percent, to $198.35.

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 1:16 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 81 or 1.8 percent, to $44.90. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 71 or 3.8 percent, to $19.23. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 94 or 2.2 percent, to $44.12.