The Chinese Internet industry is coming of age, as some of its biggest players prepare to start new chapters as publicly traded companies in the US.» Read More
Amgen Inc. fell $1.42 or 1.1 percent, to $122.54. Biogen Idec rose$. 44 or. 1 percent, to $332.49. Celgene Corp. fell $6.59 or 4.2 percent, to $149.41.
Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 96 or. 8 percent, to $113.45. Target fell$. 37 or. 6 percent, to $59.36. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 65 or. 9 percent, to $74.28.
Arch Coal rose$. 03 or. 7 percent, to $4.16. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $38.59. Peabody Energy fell$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $15.48.
NEW YORK-- Shares of some top chemicals companies were mixed at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 09 or. 2 percent, to $48.65. DuPont Co. rose$. 06 or. 1 percent, to $65.77.
Apple Inc. fell $5.96 or 1.1 percent, to $524.69. Hewlett Packard Co. rose$. 16 or. 6 percent, to $29.07. International Business Machines Corp. fell $1.69 or. 9 percent, to $182.21.
Colgate-Palmolive Co. rose$. 60 or. 9 percent, to $63.83. Kimberly-Clark Corp. rose$. 58 or. 5 percent, to $109.66. Procter& Gamble Co. fell$. 21 or. 3 percent, to $78.98.
Boeing rose $1.22 or 1.0 percent, to $123.11. Lockheed Martin Corp. fell$. 41 or. 3 percent, to $162.42. Northrop Grumman Corp. rose$. 50 or. 4 percent, to $121.44.
Delta Air rose$. 54 or 1.6 percent, to $34.12. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 13 or 1.5 percent, to $8.68. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 32 or 1.4 percent, to $23.92.
Ford Motor Co. fell$. 10 or. 7 percent, to $15.08. General Motors Co. rose$. 30 or. 9 percent, to $34.09. Honda Motor Co. fell$. 37 or 1.0 percent, to $35.47.
Bank of America Corp. fell$. 36 or 2.1 percent, to $16.80. Citigroup Inc. fell$. 45 or 1.0 percent, to $46.88. Goldman Sachs fell $1.35 or. 8 percent, to $165.35.
Fluor fell$. 66 or. 9 percent, to $74.33. Foster Wheeler fell$. 16 or. 5 percent, to $31.34. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 08 or. 2 percent, to $35.35.
Coca-Cola Co. rose$. 20 or. 5 percent, to $38.17. Dr Pepper Snapple rose$. 52 or 1.0 percent, to $52.38. Molson Coors Brewing Co. fell$. 02 or percent, to $57.61.
March 14- Tesla Motors Inc escalated its war of words with New Jersey on Friday, lambasting a regulatory change approved by the state earlier this week that bars the "green car" company from selling vehicles directly to the public.
NEW YORK, March 14- International Business Machines Corp has not relinquished its customers' data to the U.S. government and would challenge any orders to do so, the company said in a blog post on Friday.
March 14- Tesla Motors Inc is studying "judicial remedies" to fight a New Jersey ruling approved this week that bars the electric car maker from selling cars directly to the public in the state.
*Iran wants economic sanctions lifted. LONDON/ ANKARA, March 13- Despite a diplomatic thaw, Western banks are steering clear of attempts by Iran to get them involved in financing humanitarian transactions, fearing they could be penalised under U.S. sanctions, bankers and government officials told Reuters.
The deal was announced on the same day that Keurig changed the terms of its existing five-year contract with Starbucks. Starbucks said Friday that it agreed to give up its right to be the only provider of premium coffee for Keurig's machines, which makes coffee one cup at a time. That opened the door for Keurig to do business with Starbucks rivals, such as Peet's.
Treasuries has led some to speculate that Russia has been cutting its dollar reserves ahead of possible sanctions from the West due to its role in the Ukraine crisis. "The speculation is that Russia is reducing its Treasuries holdings ahead of any possible sanctions," said Shaun Osbourne, chief foreign exchange strategist at TD Securities in Toronto.
The original agreement announced in December 2012 was valued at up to $120 million. The U.S. District Court in New Jersey approved the settlement on a preliminary basis in 2013. Aetna had agreed to pay $60 million after final approval, and up to $60 million more after claims were submitted and validated. Shares of Aetna Inc. slipped 99 cents to $71.92 Friday.
Brinker International Inc. rose$. 52 or 1.0 percent, to $52.99. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. fell $4.00 or. 7 percent, to $575.50. Darden Restaurants Inc. rose$. 24 or. 5 percent, to $49.25.