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Apollo Group fell$. 53 or 1.9 percent, to $27.93. Career Education Corp. rose$. 05 or 1.0 percent, to $5.11. Strayer Education Inc. rose$. 55 or 1.1 percent, to $51.82.
Apple Inc s fell $2.55 or 2.6 percent, to $95.60. Hewlett Packard Co. fell$. 50 or 1.4 percent, to $35.61. International Business Machines Corp. fell $2.33 or 1.2 percent, to $191.67.
CVSCaremark fell $1.38 or 1.8 percent, to $76.36. Rite Aid rose$. 01 or. 1 percent, to $6.69. Walgreen fell $2.12 or 3.0 percent, to $68.77.
Amgen Inc. fell $2.62 or 2.0 percent, to $127.39. Biogen Idec fell $10.13 or 2.9 percent, to $334.39. Celgene Corp. fell $1.19 or 1.3 percent, to $87.15.
ConAgra Foods Inc. fell$. 38 or 1.2 percent, to $30.13. General Mills Inc. fell $1.50 or 2.9 percent, to $50.15. Hormel Foods Corp. fell$. 99 or 2.1 percent, to $45.26.
General Electric Co. fell$. 49 or 1.9 percent, to $25.15. Snap-On fell $2.84 or 2.3 percent, to $120.20. Whirlpool Corp. fell$. 15 or. 1 percent, to $142.64.
Delta Air fell$. 38 or 1.0 percent, to $37.46. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 36 or 3.2 percent, to $10.72. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 56 or 1.9 percent, to $28.28.
Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 39 or 2.1 percent, to $18.08. Gold Fields fell$. 07 or 1.7 percent, to $3.94. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 68 or 2.7 percent, to $24.91.
Ford Motor Co. fell$. 44 or 2.5 percent, to $17.02. General Motors Co. fell$. 49 or 1.4 percent, to $33.82. Honda Motor Co. fell$. 96 or 2.7 percent, to $34.88.
Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 64 or. 5 percent, to $117.54. Target fell $1.79 or 2.9 percent, to $59.59. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell $1.20 or 1.6 percent, to $73.58.
NEW YORK— Shares of some top drug benefits companies were down at the close of trading:. CVSCaremark fell $1.38 or 1.8 percent, to $76.36. Express Scripts Holding Co. fell$. 96 or 1.4 percent, to $69.65.
Boeing fell $1.81 or 1.5 percent, to $120.48. Lockheed Martin Corp. fell $3.21 or 1.9 percent, to $166.97. Northrop Grumman Corp. fell $2.58 or 2.1 percent, to $123.27.
HAGATNA, Guam— A federal judge in the U.S. territory of Guam denied a motion Thursday to release a Russian lawmaker's son accused of hacking computers inside hundreds of U.S. businesses.
*Investors fret over Argentina default fallout, Russia tensions. Problems in overseas economies added to the bearish tone, with Argentina defaulting on its debt for the second time in 12 years.
NEW YORK— The Canadian owner of a company that won nearly $1 billion in contracts to provide steel for the construction of the World Trade Center's tallest building and a transit center was arrested Thursday on charges he defrauded a program meant to benefit minority- and women-owned businesses.
In California, however, insurers' projections of 2014 medical spending were fairly accurate. Other companies planning to sell 2015 Obamacare policies in California include Kaiser Permanente, Health Net, and Molina Healthcare. California is the largest of about a dozen states to announce proposed 2015 rates.
HOUSTON/ ISTANBUL, July 31- Efforts by Iraqi Kurdistan to boost its finances through bulk oil sales suffered a setback on Thursday as its main U.S. customer swore off more purchases and Baghdad vowed to block delivery from oil-laden vessels like one the Kurds were loading for export.
NEW YORK— Shares of LinkedIn Corp. jumped Thursday after the professional networking service reported a second-quarter loss but still topped analysts' expectations. LinkedIn posted a loss of $1 million, or 1 cent per share, compared with a profit of $3.7 million, or 3 cents per share, in the same quarter a year earlier.
NEW YORK, July 31- Global equity markets tumbled on Thursday, hurt by ongoing tensions with Russia and Argentina's second default in 12 years, while the U.S. dollar edged higher against a basket of major currencies for its strongest monthly gain in over a year. "It's getting pretty ugly," said Peter Kenny, chief market strategist at Clearpool Group in New York.
NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. 3 D Systems Corp., down $5.94 to $50.13. The three-dimensional printing company reported a drop in quarterly profit and the results fell short of Wall Street expectations.