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  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest volume decreases Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    The shares fell$. 09 or 1.0 percent to $8.71. CymaBay Therapeutics: Approximately 4,200 shares changed hands, a 96.5 decrease from its 65- day average volume. The shares fell$. 09 or 1.5 percent to $6.05.

  • Final Glance: Pharmaceuticals companies Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    Baxter International Inc. fell$. 94 or 1.4 percent, to $67.24. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. rose $1.20 or 2.4 percent, to $50.42. Hospira rose$. 40 or. 8 percent, to $50.07.

  • Final Glance: Telecom companies Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top telecom companies were up at the close of trading:. AT&T Inc. rose$. 44 or 1.3 percent, to $34.08. Verizon Communications Inc. rose$. 40 or. 8 percent, to $48.07.

  • Final Glance: Computer companies Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    Apple Inc s rose $1.41 or 1.5 percent, to $97.67. Hewlett Packard Co. rose$. 16 or. 5 percent, to $34.16. International Business Machines Corp. rose $2.21 or 1.2 percent, to $182.05.

  • Final Glance: Gold companies Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 37 or 2.7 percent, to $13.41. Gold Fields fell$. 18 or 4.7 percent, to $3.69. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 32 or 1.4 percent, to $22.40.

  • Final Glance: Tools and Appliances companies Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    General Electric Co. rose$. 57 or 2.4 percent, to $24.82. Snap-On rose$. 50 or. 4 percent, to $122.35. Whirlpool Corp. rose $4.28 or 2.9 percent, to $150.04.

  • Final Glance: Medical Devices companies Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    Allergan fell$. 51 or. 3 percent, to $177.49. Baxter International Inc. fell$. 94 or 1.4 percent, to $67.24. Boston Scientific Corp. fell$. 08 or. 7 percent, to $11.37.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were up at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. rose $1.29 or 2.9 percent, to $46.05. DuPont Co. rose$. 75 or 1.1 percent, to $66.98.

  • Final Glance: Internet companies Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    eBay rose$. 07 or. 1 percent, to $47.95. Groupon Inc. fell$. 13 or 2.0 percent, to $6.13. LinkedIn Corp. fell $2.43 or 1.2 percent, to $195.96.

  • Final Glance: Aerospace companies Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Boeing rose $2.95 or 2.5 percent, to $123.24. Lockheed Martin Corp. rose $1.52 or. 9 percent, to $176.24. Northrop Grumman Corp. rose $2.84 or 2.3 percent, to $124.44.

  • Oct 17- City and state officials are negotiating with JPMorgan Chase& Co over a potential deal involving the bank building a vast $6.5 billion corporate campus with two high-rise towers in the new commercial district on the Far West Side of Manhattan, the New York Times reported. JPMorgan had initially sought, by one account, more than $1 billion in concessions...

  • Facebook unfriends federal drug agency Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 4:59 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Facebook wants assurances from the Drug Enforcement Administration that it's not operating any more fake profile pages as part of ongoing investigations. Facebook's chief security officer, Joe Sullivan, said in a letter Friday to DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart that law enforcement agencies need to follow the same rules about being...

  • GE and Urban Outfitters are big market movers Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 4:31 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. General Electric Co., up 57 cents to $24.82. Morgan Stanley, up 69 cents to $33.22.

  • In latest big move, US stocks end sharply higher Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 4:11 PM ET

    NEW YORK— U.S. stock indexes are closing out a wild week with a big gain. Industrial stocks like Textron and General Electric led the charge higher Friday after reporting strong earnings. The Dow Jones industrial average jumped 263 points, or 1.6 percent, to 16,380. The Dow was coming off six straight losses and ended the week down 1 percent.

  • The Thomson Reuters/ University of Michigan preliminary October reading on the overall index on consumer sentiment unexpectedly rose to 86.4, the highest since July 2007. "The market sold aggressively throughout the week, and now is thinking maybe they had taken this too far," said Jose Wynne, global head of FX research at Barclays in New York.

  • UPDATE 8-Oil bucks downtrend to eek out small gain Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 3:54 PM ET

    *Fighting in Iraq raises political risk. NEW YORK, Oct 17- Oil prices rose slightly on Friday, bouncing from near four-year lows even while marking a fourth straight weekly loss, as investors bought back into a market they said was oversold, and as fighting in Iraq increased political risk. "It's corrective," said Andy Lebow at Jefferies LLC.

  • *GE, Honeywell climb after quarterly results. The Russell 2000 index was down 0.1 percent after posting Thursday its longest streak of more than 1 percent gains since July 2012. Honeywell shares gained 5 percent to $90.66 after its quarterly results, to help send the S&P industrials sector up 2.3 percent as the best performing S&P sector.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 17- U.S. That yield peak came after news the Thomson Reuters/ University of Michigan index of consumer sentiment unexpectedly rose in early October to more than a seven-year high. "The strong consumer confidence number, combined with yesterday's healthy drop in jobless claims, and the' don't end quantitative easing now' talk by Fed Governor Bullard, is...

  • Man sentenced for part in global cybercrime ring Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 2:16 PM ET

    TRENTON, N.J.— A Massachusetts man who was part of an international cybercrime ring that the government says hacked into the computers of more than a dozen financial institutions and the U.S. military's payroll service was sentenced Friday to 2½ years in prison. Lamar Taylor, 38, of Salem, Massachusetts, was also ordered to pay restitution of $338,649.

  • Obama's under-used credit card declined in NY Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 2:16 PM ET

    When his credit card was declined last month while dining in New York, President Barack Obama wondered if he had become a victim of identity theft. Identity theft is a growing problem and an estimated 100 million people have been affected by security breaches in the past year at retailers like Target and Home Depot. Employees at Estela, the New York restaurant...