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  • Treasury debt prices ended mixed on Tuesday after 30- year yields touched record lows amid data-driven worries about sputtering world growth and a sharp sell-off on Wall Street. "The idea that lower oil costs are nothing but a tax rebate or a decline in tax on consumption is running into the first wave of hard economic data indicating business investment is...

  • *Coming up: API weekly oil data at 2130 GMT. NEW YORK, Jan 27- Oil prices jumped as much 3 percent on Tuesday as a weaker dollar propped up commodities priced in the currency, prompting short-covering in a market that has sold off with little pause over the past seven months. The American Petroleum Institute, an industry group, will release its weekly inventory report...

  • Snapchat to show content from big media brands Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 3:25 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Popular disappearing-message app Snapchat is introducing content from media companies such as Vice, CNN and People to its service as it works to broaden its audience. Snapchat said in a blog post Tuesday that the "Discover" feature is a new way for users to explore content from different media outlets. When users visit the Discover section, they can watch...

  • FTC clears Albertsons' purchase of Safeway Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 3:14 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Supermarket chain Albertsons says U.S. regulators have approved its purchase of competitor Safeway Inc.. Albertsons, which privately held and part-owned by Cerberus Capital Management, agreed to buy Safeway in March for $7.64 billion in cash. Excluding the stores that are being sold, Safeway had about 1,300 locations under names including Safeway,...

  • Fox's 'Empire' moving up the charts Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 3:07 PM ET

    The new series logged more than 11 million viewers last week, and has achieved the rare feat of growing its audience for each of its three weeks on the air, the Nielsen company said. The CBS show "Scorpion" was the most-watched program among all viewers for the first time ever, taking advantage of a slow week where the normally popular "NCIS" and "The Big Bang Theory" aired...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Jan 27- Gold rose 1 percent on Tuesday after two sessions of losses, as the dollar and shares eased ahead of a U.S. Gold hit a five-month high of $1,306.20 on Thursday. "February options expiry today is helping gold, also of course the weak dollar, weak politics in areas," said George Gero, precious metals strategist for RBC Capital markets in New York.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 27- Pfizer Inc said on Tuesday it agreed to pay $400 million to avert a trial in a class action lawsuit accusing the pharmaceutical giant of misleading investors in connection with off-label marketing. Pfizer disclosed the agreement-in-principle as it released its fourth-quarter results. "This resolution reflects a desire by the company to...

  • SEATTLE— American Indian tribes wrestling with whether to legalize marijuana have scheduled a national conference on the topic next month in Washington state. Organizer Robert Odawi Porter, a tribal law expert and former president of Seneca Nation in New York, says there's been a lot of discussion among tribes since the Justice Department announced in...

  • WASHINGTON— Oppenheimer& Co. is paying $20 million in civil settlements with U.S. regulators who accused the investment firm of improper sales of penny stocks and inadequate controls against money laundering. The investment firm agreed to pay $10 million and is admitting wrongdoing in its settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission announced...

  • *Apple also at risk; Microsoft shares plummet on currency concern. NEW YORK, Jan 27- A slew of U.S. multinational companies from DuPont to Microsoft Corp showed that a strong U.S. dollar is hammering their earnings, with several blue chip exporters predicting the situation will get worse if the greenback holds its strength. The pain is hitting multiple sectors...

  • In a regulatory filing on Friday, BNY Mellon said that U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission staff had notified it that they would recommend the SEC charge the bank over alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. BNY Mellon said the so-called Wells notice came after SEC staff provided a similar notice in the third quarter of 2014 to some current...

  • Midday Glance: Homebuilders companies Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 1:36 PM ET

    DR Horton fell$. 17 or. 7 percent, to $24.21. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 01 or. 1 percent, to $3.48. Lennar Corp. fell$. 20 or. 4 percent, to $44.66.

  • Midday Glance: Beverages companies Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 1:36 PM ET

    Coca-Cola Co. fell$. 61 or 1.4 percent, to $42.39. Dr Pepper Snapple fell$. 06 or. 1 percent, to $79.06. Molson Coors Brewing Co. fell$. 76 or 1.0 percent, to $77.42.

  • Midday Glance: Restaurant companies Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 1:36 PM ET

    Brinker International Inc. fell$. 46 or. 7 percent, to $61.70. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. fell $5.55 or. 8 percent, to $717.88. Darden Restaurants Inc. fell$. 55 or. 9 percent, to $61.62.

  • Midday Glance: Department Store Retail companies Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 1:36 PM ET

    Kohl's Corp. fell$. 08 or. 1 percent, to $61.35. Macy's Inc. fell$. 49 or. 7 percent, to $65.59. Nordstrom rose $1.04 or 1.3 percent, to $79.03.

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest percentage decreases Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 1:36 PM ET

    Staar Surgical Co. fell 28.3 percent to $5.28. J&J Snack Foods Corp. fell 14.5 percent to $97.98. Sanmina Corp. fell 11.6 percent to $20.66.

  • Midday Glance: Aerospace companies Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 1:36 PM ET

    Boeing fell $1.94 or 1.4 percent, to $132.13. Lockheed Martin Corp. fell $3.75 or 1.9 percent, to $191.93. Northrop Grumman Corp. fell $1.29 or. 8 percent, to $154.25.

  • Midday Glance: Medical Devices companies Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 1:36 PM ET

    Allergan fell $1.01 or. 4 percent, to $226.82. Baxter International Inc. fell$. 10 or. 1 percent, to $70.78. Johnson& Johnson fell$. 25 or. 2 percent, to $102.01.

  • Middday Glance: Tools and Appliances companies Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 1:36 PM ET

    General Electric Co. fell$. 22 or. 9 percent, to $24.37. Snap-On fell $1.36 or 1.0 percent, to $133.54. Whirlpool Corp. fell$. 75 or. 4 percent, to $202.32.

  • Midday Glance: Utilities companies Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 1:36 PM ET

    American Electric Power Co. rose$. 08 or. 1 percent, to $64.65. Dominion Resources Inc. rose$. 28 or. 4 percent, to $79.21. Exelon rose$. 28 or. 7 percent, to $37.62.