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  • NEW YORK, Jan 29- When Marty Weinstein decided to quit smoking, he took a friend's advice and tried electronic cigarettes rather than government-approved nicotine replacement products. E-cigarette makers in the United States are barred from explicitly marketing the products as smoking cessation devices, but have found ways to appeal legally to smokers who...

  • Global stocks hit by oil plunge, Fed mention of rate hike Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 12:45 AM ET

    TOKYO— Global shares fell Thursday after oil prices plunged and the Federal Reserve issued a reminder it is still on track to raise interest rates this year. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX fell 0.4 percent to 10,663.54 and France's CAC-40 lost 0.7 percent to 4,576.85. Britain's FTSE 100 fell 0.8 percent to 6,771.95.

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 29- Gold steadied above $1,280 an ounce on Thursday after the U.S. *Spot gold was nearly flat at $1,284.91 an ounce by 0034 GMT, not far below a five-month top of $1,306.20 reached last week. *China plans to cut its growth target to around 7 percent in 2015, its lowest goal in 11 years, as policymakers try to manage slowing growth, job creation and pursuing...

  • Jan 28- The private equity firm TPG Capital LP has sued former spokesman Adam Levine, accusing him of taking confidential documents and distributing them to the New York Times and other media after being denied a promotion to a partnership position. In a complaint filed on Wednesday with the U.S. District Court in Fort Worth, Texas, TPG said Levine has held onto his...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Feb 11 Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    FAIRFAX, United States- Federal Reserve Board Governor Daniel Tarullo speaks on "Advancing Macroprudential Policy Objectives" before the Office of Financial Research and Financial Stability Oversight Council 4th Annual Conference: Evaluating Macroprudential Tools: Complementarities and Conflicts "- 1745 GMT. SARASOTA, United States- Federal Reserve...

  • Tupperware and Apple are big market movers Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 6:12 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. United States Steel Corp., up $2.31 to $23.58. Freescale Semiconductor Ltd., up $4.81 to $31.16.

  • Final Glance: Pharmaceuticals companies Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 6:07 PM ET

    Baxter International Inc. fell$. 50 or. 7 percent, to $70.16. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. fell$. 66 or 1.1 percent, to $61.33. Hospira fell$. 84 or 1.3 percent, to $64.65.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 6:07 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were down at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. fell $1.14 or 2.6 percent, to $43.03. DuPont Co. fell $1.47 or 2.0 percent, to $71.71.

  • Final Glance: Food companies Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 6:07 PM ET

    ConAgra Foods Inc. fell$. 13 or. 4 percent, to $36.53. General Mills Inc. fell $1.03 or 1.9 percent, to $54.08. Hormel Foods Corp. fell$. 54 or 1.0 percent, to $52.40.

  • Final Glance: Department Store Retail companies Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 6:07 PM ET

    Kohl's Corp. fell$. 28 or. 5 percent, to $60.80. Macy's Inc. fell$. 62 or. 9 percent, to $64.89. Nordstrom fell$. 86 or 1.1 percent, to $77.86.

  • Final Glance: Specialty Retail companies Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 6:07 PM ET

    Autozone Inc. rose $1.98 or. 3 percent, to $610.57. Bed Bath& Beyond Inc. fell$. 89 or 1.1 percent, to $76.54. Best Buy fell$. 27 or. 8 percent, to $35.13.

  • Final Glance: Consumer companies Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 6:07 PM ET

    Colgate-Palmolive Co. fell$. 54 or. 8 percent, to $65.12. Kimberly-Clark Corp. fell $1.08 or 1.0 percent, to $109.63. Procter& Gamble Co. fell $1.34 or 1.5 percent, to $85.15.

  • Final Glance: Internet companies Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 6:07 PM ET

    eBay fell$. 85 or 1.6 percent, to $53.84. Google Inc class A fell $8.76 or 1.7 percent, to $512.43. Groupon Inc. fell$. 13 or 1.8 percent, to $6.95.

  • Final Glance: Gold companies Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 6:07 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 50 or 3.8 percent, to $12.61. Gold Fields Ltd ADS fell$. 10 or 1.7 percent, to $5.64. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 88 or 3.5 percent, to $24.26.

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest volume increases Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 6:07 PM ET

    American Independence Corp.: Approximately 11,100 shares changed hands, a 1,434.9 percent increase over its 65- day average volume. The shares rose$. 60 or 5.9 percent to $10.71. Apricus Biosciences Inc.: Approximately 2,140,900 shares changed hands, a 813.1 percent increase over its 65- day average volume.

  • Final Glance: Beverages companies Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 6:07 PM ET

    Coca-Cola Co. fell$. 47 or 1.1 percent, to $41.92. Dr Pepper Snapple fell$. 74 or. 9 percent, to $78.46. Molson Coors Brewing Co. fell$. 34 or. 4 percent, to $77.21.

  • Final Glance: Utilities companies Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 6:07 PM ET

    American Electric Power Co. fell$. 87 or 1.4 percent, to $63.38. Consolidated Edison Inc. Holding Co. fell$. 03 or percent, to $70.85. Duke Energy Corp. fell$. 87 or 1.0 percent, to $87.85.

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 6:07 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 03 or 2.5 percent, to $0.98. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 89 or 2.9 percent, to $29.79. Peabody Energy fell$. 14 or 2.2 percent, to $6.10.

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest volume decreases Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 6:07 PM ET

    ASB Bancorp Inc.: Approximately shares changed hands, a 100.0 decrease from its 65- day average volume. Bankwell Financial Group Inc.: Approximately shares changed hands, a 99.1 decrease from its 65- day average volume. Bear State Financial Inc.: Approximately 100 shares changed hands, a 98.8 decrease from its 65- day average volume.

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 6:07 PM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 72 or 1.5 percent, to $48.46. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 48 or 3.0 percent, to $15.77. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 08 or. 2 percent, to $45.80.