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  • After-hours buzz: Lending Club, DreamWorks & more Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 5:25 PM ET
    Wall Street subway station NYSE

    Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Tuesday: HP, Lending Club, DreamWorks & more.

  • Feb 24- U.S. solar company First Solar Inc on Tuesday reported sharply higher quarterly earnings in part due to the sale of a large California solar power plant to Southern Co.. For the first quarter, First Solar forecast sales of $550 million to $650 million and a loss of 25 cents to 35 cents a share. On Monday, First Solar and SunPower said they were in talks to bundle...

  • Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed at highs as Yellen's congressional testimony indicated that a rate hike would likely come later rather than sooner.

  • Hot solar plays: FSLR, SUNE & SPWR   Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 2:48 PM ET
    Here's your solar play: FSLR, SUNE & SPWR

    First Solar and SunPower are in talks to form a joint-venture yield co. Gordon Johnson, Axiom Capital Management, shares his trade on these stocks.

  • The 2 industries fighting over your electric bill Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 1:34 PM ET
    Solar panel instalation

    Some utilities are pushing back against the growing number of customers who use solar technology to generate their own electricity.

  • Four trades to go before the closing bell Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 1:26 PM ET

    The "Halftime Report" traders give their final trades of the show.

  • *SunPower Q4 adj profit of $0.26/ shares vs est. of $0.24. *SunPower, First Solar shares up on JV news. Feb 24- Shares of solar companies got a boost on Tuesday, a day after SunPower Corp and First Solar Inc said they were in talks to jointly spin off some assets, a move expected to generate stable cash flows for the long-standing rivals.

  • Waiting for Yellen Q&A, but QE helping elsewhere Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 10:21 AM ET
    The Federal Reserve building in Washington.

    As investors await word on U.S. interest rate increases, quantitative easing certainly seems to be helping stock markets in Europe and Japan.

  • US stocks on edge as eyes fix on Yellen Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 9:12 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet Yellen testifies before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee July 15, 2014 in Washington, DC.

    U.S. stock index futures signaled a flat open on Tuesday, as investors await hints on the timing of a rate rise at Fed Chair Janet Yellen's speech.

  • Early movers: HD, CMCSA, TOL, ODP, JPM & more Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 8:15 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Feb 23- First Solar Inc and SunPower Corp said they were in advanced talks to form a joint venture, which will hold some of their solar power-generating assets. First Solar's shares rose 10.4 percent, while SunPower's stock was up 11.8 percent in after-market trading on Monday. First Solar and SunPower said they intend to file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange...

  • After-hours buzz: Express Scripts, SunPower & more Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 5:21 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Dec. 11, 2014.

    Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Monday: Stifel, Express Scripts, SunPower & more.

  • Feb 23- First Solar Inc and SunPower Corp said they were in advanced talks to form a joint venture, which will hold some of their power-generating assets. The solar companies said they intend to file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering of limited partner interests in the "yield co.". First Solar's shares rose 10.4 percent,...

  • *First Solar says land, financing key in solar drive. NEW DELHI, Feb 15- India will struggle to hit its "hugely ambitious" renewable energy target if it fails to make more land available for plants and ensure utilities have the means to buy in clean energy, the head of U.S.-based First Solar said on Sunday. First Solar Chief Executive Jim Hughes said he welcomed the...

  • NEW DELHI, Feb 15- U.S.-based SunEdison and First Solar on Sunday committed to build more than 20,000 megawatts of clean energy capacity in India by 2022, a boost for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's efforts to meet ambitious renewable targets. SunEdison said it would build 15,200 MW of solar and wind power capacity by 2022, while First Solar made a commitment to...

  • Four trades to go before the closing bell Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 1:27 PM ET

    The "Halftime Report" traders give their final trades of the show.

  • Deal stocks rise, emboldening bankers, bull run Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 12:16 PM ET
    M&A dealmaking

    Something unusual is happening this year when one company announces it is buying another. Shares of the acquirer are going up.

  • Apple has a new solar farm, and greens hate it Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 2:27 PM ET
    A contractor for First Solar Inc. work on construction of a solar project in Imperial County, California.

    Some environmental groups are taking issue with First Solar's new farm, in which Apple is making a big investment.

  • *Apple lifts Nasdaq after solar deal. *Rite Aid to buy EnvisionRx for about $2 billion. "We all know what the big problem is- if the Greeks exit, so can others and that would throw this whole EU thing into disarray," said Kim Forrest, senior equity research analyst at Fort Pitt Capital Group in Pittsburgh.

  • Can Apple sustain growth?   Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 11:02 AM ET
    Can Apple sustain growth?

    Nick Bilton, The New York Times columnist, discusses Apple's cash pile, and its $850 million solar farm investment.