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WASHINGTON _Treasury releases foreign holdings of U.S. debt for January, 9 a.m. Eastern; Federal Reserve releases industrial production for February, 9:15 a.m.; National Association of Home Builders releases housing market index for March, 10 a.m..
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Some of Monday's midday movers:
This rate change applies to eligible FedEx Freight shipments within the United States, between the U.S. and Canada, within Canada, between the U.S. and Mexico, and within Mexico, FedEx said.
*Insurance stocks rise after Humana comments. Humana Inc and UnitedHealth Group ranked among the S&P 500' s biggest percentage gainers, with Humana's stock jumping 10.6 percent to $113.69 after it said the government's proposed cuts to the private Medicare program appeared to be less than it had forecast. UnitedHealth shares rose 3 percent to $76.01.
So far, the stock market has looked past the weather impacts on manufacturing, housing, consumer spending and even hiring.
Obama made the announcement in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, about 20 miles from Washington, at a distribution center for Safeway grocery stores, next to a trucking rig that had been redesigned to increase fuel economy.
Procrastinators may find that a snowy Valentine's will put their plans on ice—or at least, result in one heck of a no-gift excuse.
The White House needs to embrace a public-private sector partnership in order to keep Obamacare from unraveling, a former supporter of the health-care law told CNBC.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports FedEx and UPS are saying they are expecting some delays in certain areas of the Midwest and the South due to severe winter weather.
The sector was weighed down Friday by Kansas City Southern, down 15 percent after the railroad's quarterly earnings missed Wall Street expectations, but other components also slumped, making the move lower more convincing.
NEW YORK, Jan 17- If early reports are any indication, more U.S. companies may be missing the mark on profits this season than investors have become accustomed to. But 50 percent have missed analysts' earnings estimates, compared with the long-term average of 63 percent for a full reporting period, according to Thomson Reuters data.
*Expects fourth-quarter earnings/shr $1.25 vs est $1.43. *Sees 2013 earnings/shr $4.57 vs forecast $4.65- $4.85.
Some of Friday's midday movers:
*Expects fourth-quarter earnings/shr $1.25 vs est $1.43. *Expects 2013 earnings/shr $4.57 vs $4.65- $4.85 forecast earlier. Jan 17- United Parcel Service Inc warned its fourth-quarter earnings would fall well short of market forecasts as it spent up large to try to deliver a surge in parcels in time for Christmas.
*Expects fourth-quarter profit/share $1.25 vs est $1.43. *Expects 2013 profit/share $4.57 vs $4.65- $4.85 forecast earlier. Jan 17- United Parcel Service Inc said its 2013 profit would miss forecasts as a flurry of orders towards the end of a shorter U.S. holiday shopping season and cold weather took a toll on service.
UPS estimated quarterly profit below analysts' expectations, partly due to a shorter U.S. holiday season.
Loeb's $14 billion firm, Third Point, has been one of the industry's best performers for several years now thanks to bets on Greek bonds, Japan's economic recovery and blue-chip U.S. stocks.
Financials and industrials should become investors' best bets in 2014 as the country's employment picture brightens, CNBC's Jim Cramer says.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.