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Apple Inc. rose $6.34 or 1.1 percent, to $571.34. Hewlett Packard Co. fell$. 39 or 1.4 percent, to $27.74. International Business Machines Corp. rose $1.00 or. 6 percent, to $176.74.
NEW YORK-- Shares of some top gold companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 20 or 1.2 percent, to $15.48. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 60 or 2.5 percent, to $23.28.
BP PLC fell$. 21 or. 5 percent, to $46.56. ConocoPhillips fell$. 38 or. 5 percent, to $71.03. Exxon Mobil Corp. fell$. 34 or. 4 percent, to $94.33.
NEW YORK-- Shares of some top construction companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Foster Wheeler fell$. 09 or. 3 percent, to $30.96. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $29.32.
Aflac Inc. rose$. 24 or. 4 percent, to $65.95. American International Group fell$. 55 or 1.1 percent, to $48.39. MBIA fell$. 37 or 2.9 percent, to $12.49.
Baxter International Inc. rose$. 20 or. 3 percent, to $66.97. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. fell$. 25 or. 5 percent, to $50.84. Hospira rose $1.01 or 2.5 percent, to $41.22.
Arch Coal rose$. 11 or 2.6 percent, to $4.40. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 68 or 1.9 percent, to $37.43. Peabody Energy rose$. 54 or 2.9 percent, to $18.85.
DR Horton fell$. 24 or 1.3 percent, to $18.84. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. rose$. 01 or. 2 percent, to $4.98. Lennar Corp. fell$. 15 or. 4 percent, to $34.37.
Ford Motor Co. rose$. 13 or. 8 percent, to $16.75. General Motors Co. rose$. 45 or 1.2 percent, to $39.16. Honda Motor Co. fell$. 29 or. 7 percent, to $41.12.
Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 05 or 1.8 percent, to $2.78. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 18 or 1.7 percent, to $10.36. Silver Wheaton fell$. 22 or 1.1 percent, to $19.78.
Colgate-Palmolive Co. fell$. 16 or. 2 percent, to $64.89. Kimberly-Clark Corp. rose$. 02 or percent, to $104.22. Procter& Gamble Co. fell$. 61 or. 7 percent, to $82.74.
Amazon fell $1.49 or. 4 percent, to $384.47. eBay rose$. 53 or 1.0 percent, to $51.62. Google fell $1.68 or. 2 percent, to $1056.50.
Boeing rose $1.25 or 1.0 percent, to $132.75. Lockheed Martin Corp. rose$. 91 or. 7 percent, to $137.14. Northrop Grumman Corp. fell$. 25 or. 2 percent, to $110.24.
Canadian National Railway Co. rose$. 66 or 1.2 percent, to $56.30. Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. fell$. 88 or. 6 percent, to $152.08. Kansas City Southern fell$. 95 or. 8 percent, to $119.03.
NEW YORK-- NEWS: Chinese solar panel maker ReneSola said Thursday it took a bigger loss in the third quarter as it closed down part of a polysilicon factory. DETAILS: ReneSola Ltd. started upgrading a factory a year ago, hoping to integrate it with a more advanced facility and reduce costs.
WASHINGTON, Dec 5- The U.S. economy grew faster than initially estimated in the third quarter but weak demand and a pile-up in business inventories buoyed the case for the Federal Reserve to keep up its bond-buying stimulus for now.
NEW YORK, Dec 5- Treasury yields hit three-month highs and U.S. stocks edged lower on Thursday, under pressure for a fifth straight session, as robust economic and labor market data raised expectations of an imminent cutback of stimulus by the U.S.
NEW YORK-- A Wedbush analyst said Thursday that shares of Intuitive Surgical have taken too big of a hit in recent months, and said recent reports of a problem with its da Vinci surgical system shouldn't hurt the stock further. Levy said the Sunnyvale, Calif., company has recently disclosed a few rare problems with older da Vinci systems.
NEW YORK, Dec 5- The euro rose to a one-month high against the dollar on Thursday after the European Central Bank left a key interest rate unchanged, disappointing some traders who had hoped for more aggressive easing measures in the euro zone.
NEW YORK, Dec 5- Treasury yields hit three-month highs and U.S. stocks edged lower on Thursday, under pressure for a fifth day, as robust data on the economy and the labor market raised expectations of an imminent cutback by the Federal Reserve of its stimulus.