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ConAgra Foods Inc. fell$. 15 or. 4 percent, to $35.55. General Mills Inc. rose$. 13 or. 3 percent, to $49.26. Hormel Foods Corp. rose$. 05 or. 1 percent, to $42.57.
Baxter International Inc. fell$. 22 or. 3 percent, to $72.72. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. fell$. 08 or. 2 percent, to $43.68. Hospira rose$. 12 or. 3 percent, to $36.15.
AT&T Inc. fell$. 32 or. 9 percent, to $36.90. Sprint Nextel rose$. 10 or 1.3 percent, to $7.39. Verizon Communications Inc. fell$. 56 or 1.1 percent, to $52.18.
NEW YORK-- A look at the 10 biggest percentage decliners on New York Stock Exchange at 1 p.m.:. Kosmos Energy Ltd. fell 6.1 percent to $11.19. Cyan Inc. fell 5.8 percent to $13.11.
DR Horton fell$. 33 or 1.2 percent, to $26.41. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 12 or 2.0 percent, to $5.90. Lennar Corp. fell$. 78 or 1.8 percent, to $42.44.
Ford Motor Co. fell$. 08 or. 6 percent, to $14.97. General Motors Co. fell$. 65 or 1.9 percent, to $33.05. Honda Motor Co. rose$. 14 or. 3 percent, to $41.90.
Canadian National Railway Co. rose$. 72 or. 7 percent, to $103.51. Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. rose$. 30 or. 2 percent, to $137.56. Kansas City Southern rose$. 21 or. 2 percent, to $114.91.
Kohl's Corp. rose $1.02 or 2.0 percent, to $52.22. Macy's Inc. rose$. 50 or 1.0 percent, to $49.35. Nordstrom rose$. 39 or. 6 percent, to $60.87.
Cisco Systems Inc. fell. 6 percent to $23.80 with 23,250,500 shares traded. Clearwire Corp. rose 4.9 percent to $3.42 with 29,710,900 shares traded. DryShips Inc. rose 4.1 percent to $2.26 with 11,472,400 shares traded.
Apollo Group rose$. 20 or. 9 percent, to $21.60. Career Education Corp. rose$. 10 or 3.3 percent, to $3.15. DeVry rose$. 21 or. 7 percent, to $31.29.
Delta Air fell$. 33 or 1.8 percent, to $18.04. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 01 or. 2 percent, to $6.35. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 04 or. 3 percent, to $14.29.
NEW YORK-- Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 21 or. 6 percent, to $35.82. DuPont Co. rose$. 19 or. 3 percent, to $56.12.
General Electric Co. rose$. 09 or. 4 percent, to $23.66. Snap-On fell$. 19 or. 2 percent, to $91.56. Whirlpool Corp. rose$. 50 or. 4 percent, to $130.03.
Caterpillar rose$. 01 or percent, to $88.34. Deere& Co. fell$. 32 or. 4 percent, to $87.73. Terex rose$. 51 or 1.5 percent, to $34.16.
*Home Depot raises outlook, shares hit record intraday high. *JPMorgan shares hit highest since February 2001. NEW YORK, May 21- U.S. stocks gained on Tuesday as a record intraday high for Home Depot helped lift the blue-chip Dow, but investors were cautious a day ahead of congressional testimony from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.
NEW YORK, May 21- Stock markets around the world edged higher on Tuesday amid signs of improving growth, even though questions about monetary policy limited gains. The euro was slightly higher, though a slowdown in British inflation sent sterling to a 7- week low on the view it could give the Bank of England more leeway to support the economy.
Apple tax head Phillip Bullock told the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations on Tuesday that one of those companies, Apple Operations International, though it was functionally managed in the United States, had not submitted a tax return anywhere for five years.
NEW YORK, May 21- Europe's top trade official said on Tuesday there were no coordinated talks with the United States to negotiate an end to a trade dispute with China over the dumping of solar panels onto their respective markets.
NEW YORK-- Lea Industries is recalling more than 63,000 children's beds in the U.S. and Canada because a support rail could break, putting users at risk of falling. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday that two injuries have been reported since 2009. There have been 22 reports of incidents involving the recalled beds in the U.S. and one in Canada.
NEW YORK, May 21- U.S. Benchmark yields edged up, flirting with 2 percent, which was their highest level since mid-March, after Wall Street stocks touched new highs and nicked the appeal of low-yielding U.S. government debt. There is no reason to bid it before Bernanke, "said Eric Green, global head of rates and currency research and strategy at TD Securities in New York.