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Aflac Inc. fell$. 29 or. 5 percent, to $58.40. American International Group fell $1.09 or 1.9 percent, to $55.24. MBIA fell$. 29 or 3.0 percent, to $9.53.
ConAgra Foods Inc. rose$. 13 or. 4 percent, to $33.61. General Mills Inc. rose$. 06 or. 1 percent, to $51.28. Hormel Foods Corp. fell$. 45 or. 9 percent, to $50.52.
Bank of America Corp. fell$. 09 or. 5 percent, to $16.95. Citigroup Inc. fell$. 18 or. 3 percent, to $53.48. Goldman Sachs fell $1.69 or. 9 percent, to $186.20.
Cigna Corp. rose$. 04 or percent, to $95.25. Humana Inc. rose $1.73 or 1.3 percent, to $134.91. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 17 or. 2 percent, to $87.80.
Fluor fell$. 24 or. 3 percent, to $70.27. Foster Wheeler rose$. 22 or. 7 percent, to $31.76. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $37.01.
Apple Inc s fell$. 83 or. 8 percent, to $100.96. Hewlett Packard Co. fell$. 22 or. 6 percent, to $36.79. International Business Machines Corp. rose$. 25 or. 1 percent, to $194.00.
NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 19- Apple Inc's latest phone lured throngs of gadget lovers, entrepreneurs and early adopters to its stores in New York, San Francisco and other cities around the world in the latest sign of strong initial demand for the new, larger generation of iPhones.
NEW YORK— Alibaba debuted as a publicly traded company Friday and swiftly climbed more than 40 percent in a mammoth IPO that offered eager investors seemingly unlimited potential for growth and a way to tap into the burgeoning Chinese middle class.
NEW YORK— Moody's Investors Services maintained its rating on United Kingdom government-backed bonds Friday, a day after voters in Scotland decided against national independence.
NEW YORK, Sept 19- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's shares soared 38 percent in their first day of trading on Friday as investors jumped at the chance for a piece of what is likely to rank as the largest IPO in history, in a massive bet on China's burgeoning middle class.
NEW YORK— U.S. stock indexes ended mixed on a day when the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba made its big debut on the New York Stock Exchange. The Standard& Poor's 500 index slipped less than a point on Friday but still finished with its best weekly gain in a month. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 13.75 points, or 0.1 percent, to 17,279.74.
NEW YORK— Fitch Ratings says that the U.S. still deserves its highest credit rating. Fitch on Friday affirmed its "AAA" rating on U.S. debt. The ratings agency said its outlook on the rating is stable, meaning it does not expect a downgrade in the near future.
Sept 19- Broadcaster Al Jazeera has gone to court to fight former U.S. vice president Al Gore over $65 million in an escrow account that each claims as part of the sale last year of Current TV to the Qatar- based media company.
NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Oracle Corp., down $1.75 to $39.80. Dresser-Rand Group Inc., up $6.88 to $79.91.
NEW YORK— Caterpillar said Friday that sales of its heavy machinery fell 10 percent in August on weaker results outside of North America. Caterpillar reported $13.39 billion in sales of machinery, energy and transportation equipment during the second quarter.
*Alibaba soars in debut, Yahoo falls. NEW YORK, Sept 19- U.S. stocks closed little changed on Friday after Alibaba's strong debut was offset by falling technology shares as Oracle and Yahoo stumbled, but the Dow managed to edge higher to set a record for a second straight session.
NEW YORK, Sept 19- A U.S. appeals court on Friday dismissed an appeal by Citigroup Inc and Argentina of a judge's order blocking the bank from processing payments on $8.4 billion in bonds issued under the country's local laws following its 2002 default.
NEW YORK, Sept 19- Stock markets around the world closed flat on Friday as early gains failed to hold through the session, though the upward trend in equities continued and Alibaba soared in its historic U.S. trading debut. Alibaba Group, one of the biggest IPOs ever, ended up 38 percent at $93.89 on massive volume.
NEW YORK— U.S. stock indexes are ending mixed on a day when the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba made its big debut in the market. Alibaba soared 38 percent on its first day of trading. The Chinese e-commerce giant rose $25.89 to close at $93.89.
NEW YORK, Sept 19- The asset with the greatest prowess of late has been the U.S. dollar, and if its rally continues, it threatens to eat into the earnings of multinational companies. We are now seeing a new uptrend develop, "said Adam Sarhan, founder and CEO of Sarhan Capital in New York.