DAR ES SALAAM, Oct 25- Tanzania has held talks with France's Total and Britain's BP over oil and gas exploration, its energy ministry said on Saturday, aiming to add to major companies active in its thriving energy sector. Companies already present in the east African state include Norway's Statoil, Brazil's Petrobras, Royal Dutch Shell, BG Group and Exxon Mobil..» Read More
BEIJING— China's official news agency says 16 coal miners were killed after their shaft collapsed in the country's northwest. Another 11 miners were injured in the disaster that struck just before midnight Friday in Tiechanggou township outside the Xinjiang regional capital of Urumqi. China's mines are among the most dangerous in the world, although...
FRANKFURT- Deutsche Bundesbank Board Member Andreas Dombret to give press conference at the Bundesbank in Frankfurt- 1200 GMT. FRANKFURT- ECB Vice-president Vitor Constancio and Supervisory Board Chair Daniele Nouy to hold a press conference on the results of the Comprehensive Assessment- 1030 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England Deputy Governor Minouche Shafik...
Oct 24- Consumer advocate Ralph Nader sent a letter to Apple Inc Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook urging the company to reduce its spending on share buybacks and use the money to raise wages, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. "'Designed by Apple in California' has a nicer ring to it than' assembled by workers paid about a dollar per hour, working 11- hour...
Oct 24- Ocwen Financial Corp said it was hiring an independent firm to investigate how the mortgage servicer had sent backdated letters to borrowers about loan modifications and foreclosures and the reason for the delay in fixing the issue. Hundreds of thousands of borrowers facing foreclosure may have been harmed after they received letters from Ocwen...
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 24- Google Inc Chief Executive Officer Larry Page has put Sundar Pichai, one of his key lieutenants, in charge of the Internet company's products. The India- born executive will have oversight over products such as search, maps, Google+, commerce, advertising and infrastructure, according to a Google spokesman. Chief Business Officer Nikesh Arora...
SAN FRANCISCO/ BOSTON, Oct 24- Amazon.com Inc's once fairy-tale ride on Wall Street has hit its most jarring bump yet. Amazon missed expectations across the board- on margins, on its net loss and on revenue. Benkendorf unloaded his Amazon holdings a year ago and said he would be skeptical of future involvement even if the stock falls further.
Allergan rose$. 84 or. 5 percent, to $184.21. Baxter International Inc. rose$. 73 or 1.1 percent, to $69.83. Boston Scientific Corp. rose$. 28 or 2.2 percent, to $12.99.
American Electric Power Co. rose $1.19 or 2.2 percent, to $56.47. Consolidated Edison Inc. Holding Co. rose$. 49 or. 8 percent, to $62.50. Dominion Resources Inc. rose$. 62 or. 9 percent, to $70.72.
ConAgra Foods Inc. rose$. 18 or. 5 percent, to $34.20. General Mills Inc. rose$. 52 or 1.0 percent, to $51.03. Hormel Foods Corp. rose$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $52.54.
Bank of America Corp. rose$. 12 or. 7 percent, to $16.72. Citigroup Inc. rose$. 39 or. 8 percent, to $51.80. Goldman Sachs rose $3.29 or 1.8 percent, to $183.35.
Arch Coal unchanged at $1.84. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 10 or. 3 percent, to $34.68. Peabody Energy fell$. 03 or. 3 percent, to $10.40.
Fluor rose$. 34 or. 5 percent, to $64.95. Foster Wheeler rose$. 06 or. 2 percent, to $30.41. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 35 or 1.1 percent, to $32.82.
General Electric Co. rose$. 20 or. 8 percent, to $25.64. Snap-On rose$. 61 or. 5 percent, to $128.24. Whirlpool Corp. rose$. 92 or. 6 percent, to $158.62.
ConocoPhillips rose$. 07 or. 1 percent, to $70.07. Exxon Mobil Corp. rose$. 38 or. 4 percent, to $94.49. Marathon Oil Corp. fell$. 23 or. 7 percent, to $34.50.
Amgen Inc. rose$. 01 or percent, to $147.26. Biogen Idec rose $5.61 or 1.8 percent, to $321.67. Celgene Corp. rose $2.84 or 2.8 percent, to $103.24.
Baxter International Inc. rose$. 73 or 1.1 percent, to $69.83. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. rose $1.13 or 2.2 percent, to $53.63. Hospira rose$. 80 or 1.6 percent, to $52.25.
DR Horton rose$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $22.96. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. rose$. 06 or 1.6 percent, to $3.86. Lennar Corp. rose$. 45 or 1.0 percent, to $43.76.
Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 15 or. 1 percent, to $130.44. Target fell$. 46 or. 7 percent, to $61.57. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 13 or. 2 percent, to $76.38.
Brinker International Inc. rose $1.27 or 2.5 percent, to $51.28. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. rose $5.78 or. 9 percent, to $615.78. Darden Restaurants Inc. rose$. 75 or 1.5 percent, to $51.05.
Boeing rose$. 21 or. 2 percent, to $122.24. Lockheed Martin Corp. rose$. 66 or. 4 percent, to $181.33. Northrop Grumman Corp. rose $1.59 or 1.2 percent, to $130.79.