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  • Final Glance: Silver companies Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 06 or 2.1 percent, to $2.81. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 04 or. 3 percent, to $12.67. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 29 or 3.8 percent, to $7.20.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were up at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 67 or 1.3 percent, to $54.15. DuPont Co. rose $3.42 or 5.2 percent, to $69.25.

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 03 or 1.1 percent, to $2.80. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $38.87. Peabody Energy fell$. 28 or 1.9 percent, to $14.19.

  • USDA approves new modified corn, soybean seeds Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 5:39 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Agriculture Department has approved the use of genetically modified corn and soybean seeds that are resistant to a popular weed killer. The EPA has said it will rule this fall on Dow AgroSciences' application to market the chemical.

  • Steel Dynamics gives solid 3Q forecast Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 5:27 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Steel Dynamics forecast a strong third-quarter profit on Wednesday, citing increased shipments and solid demand from key markets. Steel Dynamics bought the Ohio mini-mill from Russian steelmaker OAO Severstal for $1.63 billion.

  • Experts want restrictions on testosterone drug use Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 3:59 PM ET

    The labeling change would drastically limit the drugs' FDA- approved indication to men who have abnormally low hormone levels due to disease or injury, instead of aging. For years companies like AbbVie and Eli Lilly have linked the condition to a variety of ailments in common in aging men, including sexual dysfunction and low mood.

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 01 or. 1 percent, to $16.58. Gold Fields Ltd ADS rose$. 01 or. 2 percent, to $4.46. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 04 or. 2 percent, to $25.00.

  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 03 or 1.0 percent, to $2.90. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 13 or 1.0 percent, to $12.84. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 10 or 1.3 percent, to $7.38.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 66 or 1.2 percent, to $54.14. DuPont Co. rose $3.00 or 4.6 percent, to $68.83.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 08 or 2.9 percent, to $2.85. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 33 or. 8 percent, to $39.16. Peabody Energy fell$. 13 or. 9 percent, to $14.34.

  • Sept 17- Nucor Corp shares rose to a six-year high on Wednesday after the steelmaker said it would report higher-than-expected third-quarter earnings. Nucor said it expected to post a third-quarter profit of 70 cents to 75 cents per share.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 12:20 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 12:20 PM ET

    Confidence among US homebuilders surges to nearly 9- year high on stronger sales outlook US consumer prices fall 0.2 percent in August, first drop in 16 months, as energy costs dip US stocks rise at midday, ahead of Fed statement on rates; DuPont, FedEx surge Financial markets watching for 2 words as clues to Fed's intentions on rates INSIDE WASHINGTON: Only 4 states will see food stamp cuts after states thwart reductions FedEx 1 Q profit, sales top expectations; company will hire 50,000 seasonal workers US current account trade deficit narrows to $98.5 billion in second quarter, down 3.5 percent Alibaba post-IPO' partnership' structure helps founder, insiders retain control Sony forecasts loss of $2.1 billion, cancels dividend after cutting value of mobile business US Steel shares jump after steelmaker says it expects significant improvement in 3rd quarter

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 12:06 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 12:06 PM ET

    Confidence among US homebuilders surges to nearly 9- year high on stronger sales outlook US consumer prices fall 0.2 percent in August, first drop in 16 months, as energy costs dip US stocks rise at midday, ahead of Fed statement on rates; DuPont, FedEx surge Financial markets watching for 2 words as clues to Fed's intentions on rates INSIDE WASHINGTON: Only 4 states will see food stamp cuts after states thwart reductions FedEx 1 Q profit, sales top expectations; company will hire 50,000 seasonal workers US current account trade deficit narrows to $98.5 billion in second quarter, down 3.5 percent Alibaba post-IPO' partnership' structure helps founder, insiders retain control Sony forecasts loss of $2.1 billion, cancels dividend after cutting value of mobile business US Steel shares jump after steelmaker says it expects significant improvement in 3rd quarter

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 12:05 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 12:05 PM ET

    Confidence among US homebuilders surges to nearly 9- year high on stronger sales outlook US consumer prices fall 0.2 percent in August, first drop in 16 months, as energy costs dip US stocks rise at midday, ahead of Fed statement on rates; DuPont, FedEx surge Financial markets watching for 2 words as clues to Fed's intentions on rates FedEx 1 Q profit, sales top expectations; company will hire 50,000 seasonal workers US current account trade deficit narrows to $98.5 billion in second quarter, down 3.5 percent Alibaba post-IPO' partnership' structure helps founder, insiders retain control Sony forecasts loss of $2.1 billion, cancels dividend after cutting value of mobile business US Steel shares jump after steelmaker says it expects significant improvement in 3rd quarter Family Dollar board recommends shareholders reject Dollar General's tender offer

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At Noon EDT Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 11:57 AM ET

    US stocks inch higher in morning trading ahead of Fed statement on rates; DuPont, FedEx surge Confidence among US homebuilders surges to nearly 9- year high on stronger sales outlook US consumer prices fall 0.2 percent in August, first drop in 16 months, as energy costs dip Financial markets watching for 2 words as clues to Fed's intentions on rates FedEx 1 Q profit, sales top expectations; company will hire 50,000 seasonal workers US current account trade deficit narrows to $98.5 billion in second quarter, down 3.5 percent Alibaba post-IPO' partnership' structure helps founder, insiders retain control Sony forecasts loss of $2.1 billion, cancels dividend after cutting value of mobile business US Steel shares jump after steelmaker says it expects significant improvement in 3rd quarter Family Dollar board recommends shareholders reject Dollar General's tender offer

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 11:45 a.m. EDT Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    US stocks inch higher in morning trading ahead of Fed statement on rates; DuPont, FedEx surge Confidence among US homebuilders surges to nearly 9- year high on stronger sales outlook US consumer prices fall 0.2 percent in August, first drop in 16 months, as energy costs dip Financial markets watching for 2 words as clues to Fed's intentions on rates FedEx 1 Q profit, sales top expectations; company will hire 50,000 seasonal workers US current account trade deficit narrows to $98.5 billion in second quarter, down 3.5 percent Alibaba post-IPO' partnership' structure helps founder, insiders retain control Sony forecasts loss of $2.1 billion, cancels dividend after cutting value of mobile business US Steel shares jump after steelmaker says it expects significant improvement in 3rd quarter Family Dollar board recommends shareholders reject Dollar General's tender offer

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 11:39 a.m. EDT Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 11:39 AM ET

    US stocks inch higher in morning trading ahead of Fed statement on rates; DuPont, FedEx surge Confidence among US homebuilders surges to nearly 9- year high on stronger sales outlook US consumer prices fall 0.2 percent in August, first drop in 16 months, as energy costs dip Financial markets watching for 2 words as clues to Fed's intentions on rates FedEx 1 Q profit, sales top expectations; company will hire 50,000 seasonal workers US current account trade deficit narrows to $98.5 billion in second quarter, down 3.5 percent Alibaba post-IPO' partnership' structure helps founder, insiders retain control Sony forecasts loss of $2.1 billion, cancels dividend after cutting value of mobile business US Steel shares jump after steelmaker says it expects significant improvement in 3rd quarter Family Dollar board recommends shareholders reject Dollar General's tender offer

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 11:22 a.m. EDT Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 11:22 AM ET

    US stocks inch higher in morning trading ahead of Fed statement on rates; DuPont, FedEx surge Confidence among US homebuilders surges to nearly 9- year high on stronger sales outlook US consumer prices fall 0.2 percent in August, first drop in 16 months, as energy costs dip Financial markets watching for 2 words as clues to Fed's intentions on rates FedEx 1 Q profit, sales top expectations; company will hire 50,000 seasonal workers US current account trade deficit narrows to $98.5 billion in second quarter, down 3.5 percent Alibaba post-IPO' partnership' structure helps founder, insiders retain control Sony forecasts loss of $2.1 billion, cancels dividend after cutting value of mobile business US Steel shares jump after steelmaker says it expects significant improvement in 3rd quarter Family Dollar board recommends shareholders reject Dollar General's tender offer

  • US Steel shares jump after 3Q outlook update Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 11:16 AM ET

    The Pittsburgh company said it expects a big improvement in its third-quarter operating income from its reportable segments and other businesses. Steel said it will provide about $165 million in secured, debtor-in-possession financing to U.S. Steel Canada Inc., which will allow the business to continue operating as it explores the restructuring.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 11:16 a.m. EDT Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 11:16 AM ET

    US stocks move higher in morning trading ahead of Fed statement on rates; DuPont, FedEx surge Confidence among US homebuilders surges to nearly 9- year high on stronger sales outlook US consumer prices fall 0.2 percent in August, first drop in 16 months, as energy costs dip Financial markets watching for 2 words as clues to Fed's intentions on rates FedEx 1 Q profit, sales top expectations; company will hire 50,000 seasonal workers US current account trade deficit narrows to $98.5 billion in second quarter, down 3.5 percent Alibaba post-IPO' partnership' structure helps founder, insiders retain control Sony forecasts loss of $2.1 billion, cancels dividend after cutting value of mobile business US Steel shares jump after steelmaker says it expects significant improvement in 3rd quarter Family Dollar board recommends shareholders reject Dollar General's tender offer

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