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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...

  • TOKYO— Asian stock markets sank Thursday after plunging oil prices and the Federal Reserve's reminder it is still on track to raise interest rates this year led to a dismal day on Wall Street. The release of weaker-than-expected retail sales figures in Japan was another reason for gloom. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 slipped 0.9 percent to 17,644.31 and...

  • 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: Staffing companies Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 6:07 PM ET

    Kelly Services Inc. class A fell$. 33 or 2.1 percent, to $15.60. Korn/Ferry International Inc. fell$. 35 or 1.2 percent, to $28.71. ManpowerGroup fell $2.49 or 3.7 percent, to $64.27.

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

    Boeing rose $7.16 or 5.4 percent, to $139.64. Lockheed Martin Corp. fell $1.30 or. 7 percent, to $189.25. Northrop Grumman Corp. fell$. 78 or. 5 percent, to $152.16.

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

    Caterpillar rose$. 16 or. 2 percent, to $80.01. Deere& Co. fell $1.46 or 1.7 percent, to $84.58. Terex rose$. 08 or. 4 percent, to $22.54.

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

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top drug benefits companies were down at the close of trading:. CVS Health Corp. fell $1.22 or 1.2 percent, to $99.60. Express Scripts Holding Co. fell $1.72 or 2.1 percent, to $81.95.

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

    Kroger fell$. 46 or. 7 percent, to $68.88. Safeway fell$. 01 or percent, to $35.14. Supervalu fell$. 32 or 3.1 percent, to $9.99.

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

    American Express Co. fell$. 67 or. 8 percent, to $81.73. Capital One Financial Corp. fell $2.32 or 3.0 percent, to $74.45. Discover Financial Services fell$. 70 or 1.3 percent, to $55.04.

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

    Brinker International Inc. fell $1.10 or 1.8 percent, to $60.53. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. fell $9.34 or 1.3 percent, to $711.99. Darden Restaurants Inc. fell$. 69 or 1.1 percent, to $60.72.

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

    Apple Inc s rose $6.17 or 5.7 percent, to $115.31. Hewlett Packard Co. fell$. 20 or. 5 percent, to $37.16. International Business Machines Corp. fell $2.12 or 1.4 percent, to $151.55.

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

    Cigna Corp. fell$. 13 or. 1 percent, to $108.70. Humana Inc. fell $1.84 or 1.2 percent, to $148.91. UnitedHealth Group fell $1.55 or 1.4 percent, to $108.46.

  • 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.