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  • Nektar says FDA clears constipation drug Movantik Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 2:01 PM ET

    British drugmaker AstraZeneca PLC will market the drug, and it has also filed for regulatory approval in the European Union and Canada. The San Francisco company said Movantik will be available to patients in the first half of 2015. AstraZeneca will conduct a study to evaluate the drug's cardiovascular side effects. AstraZeneca stock fell 9 cents to $73.69.

  • A Closer Look: Your (online) life after death Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:59 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Sure, you have a lot to do today— laundry, bills, dinner— but it's never too early to start planning for your digital afterlife, the fate of your numerous online accounts once you shed this mortal coil. Facebook, Google, Twitter and other sites have different policies on dealing with dead users.

  • Chiquita and Fyffes may make concessions to EU Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:43 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Chiquita and Fyffes say there may be some concessions made in their merger agreement to ensure that it is approved by European regulators. The European Commission, which is reviewing the proposed tie-up, has extended that evaluation by 10 days after discussions with Chiquita and Fyffes, a fruit company based in Dublin.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 16- The White House on Tuesday announced steps to tackle a potent greenhouse gas used in refrigeration and air conditioning, of which the United States is the world's largest producer, a week ahead of a major UN summit focused on addressing climate change.

  • Midday Glance: Internet companies Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    eBay rose$. 56 or 1.1 percent, to $51.52. Groupon Inc. fell$. 03 or. 4 percent, to $6.93. LinkedIn Corp. rose $3.65 or 1.8 percent, to $211.36.

  • Midday Glance: Insurance companies Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Aflac Inc. fell$. 67 or 1.1 percent, to $59.17. American International Group rose$. 15 or. 3 percent, to $55.55. MBIA rose$. 05 or. 5 percent, to $9.98.

  • Midday Glance: Staffing companies Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Korn/Ferry International Inc. rose$. 09 or. 3 percent, to $29.20. ManpowerGroup fell$. 12 or. 2 percent, to $75.23. Robert Half International Inc. fell$. 12 or. 2 percent, to $50.55.

  • Midday Glance: Drugstore companies Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top drugstore companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Rite Aid fell$. 02 or. 3 percent, to $6.40. Walgreen rose $1.16 or 1.8 percent, to $63.88.

  • Midday Glance: Beverages companies Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Coca-Cola Co. rose$. 20 or. 5 percent, to $41.70. Dr Pepper Snapple rose$. 97 or 1.6 percent, to $63.49. Molson Coors Brewing Co. rose $1.05 or 1.4 percent, to $77.05.

  • Midday Glance: Drug Benefits companies Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top drug benefits companies are up at 1 p.m.:. CVSCaremark rose $1.05 or 1.3 percent, to $82.29. Express Scripts Holding Co. rose$. 61 or. 8 percent, to $74.00.

  • Midday Glance: Telecom companies Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top telecom companies are up at 1 p.m.:. AT&T Inc. rose$. 26 or. 7 percent, to $34.95. Verizon Communications Inc. rose$. 46 or. 9 percent, to $49.02.

  • Midday Glance: Consumer companies Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Colgate-Palmolive Co. rose$. 57 or. 9 percent, to $65.08. Kimberly-Clark Corp. rose$. 61 or. 6 percent, to $107.00. Procter& Gamble Co. rose$. 43 or. 5 percent, to $84.30.

  • Midday Glance: Leisure companies Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Las Vegas Sands Corp. fell $1.14 or 1.8 percent, to $61.01. MGM Resorts International fell$. 73 or 3.1 percent, to $22.49. Marriott International Inc. rose$. 29 or. 4 percent, to $71.00.

  • Midday Glance: Department Store Retail companies Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Kohl's Corp. rose$. 85 or 1.4 percent, to $61.20. Macy's Inc. rose $1.01 or 1.7 percent, to $60.58. Nordstrom rose$. 96 or 1.4 percent, to $69.87.

  • NYSE stocks posting largest percentage increases Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest percentage gainers on New York Stock Exchange at 1 p.m.:. Glimcher Realty Trust rose 29.7 percent to $13.74. Bill Barrett Corp. rose 11.3 percent to $23.70.

  • Midday Glance: Computer companies Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Apple Inc s fell $1.43 or 1.4 percent, to $100.20. Hewlett Packard Co. rose$. 01 or percent, to $36.26. International Business Machines Corp. rose $1.17 or. 6 percent, to $192.98.

  • Midday Glance: Homebuilders companies Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 08 or. 4 percent, to $21.70. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 03 or. 7 percent, to $3.98. Lennar Corp. rose$. 33 or. 8 percent, to $39.56.

  • Midday Glance: Aerospace companies Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Boeing rose $1.04 or. 8 percent, to $127.35. Lockheed Martin Corp. rose $1.68 or 1.0 percent, to $177.28. Northrop Grumman Corp. rose $1.27 or 1.0 percent, to $131.84.

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 65 or 1.3 percent, to $52.20. Safeway rose$. 15 or. 4 percent, to $34.39. Supervalu rose$. 08 or. 8 percent, to $9.50.

  • Midday Glance: Health Care Equipment companies Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Becton, Dickinson& Co. rose$. 05 or percent, to $114.11. Covidien plc rose$. 93 or 1.0 percent, to $91.40. PerkinElmer fell$. 34 or. 8 percent, to $43.81.