*Deal will also let Energen fund Permian basin drilling. *Energen shares up as much as 4 pct, Laclede falls as much as 3 pct. April 7- Energen Corp will sell its 150- year old natural gas utility Alabama Gas Corp to Laclede Group Inc for $1.28 billion in cash, helping it repay debt and fund drilling for oil and gas in the Permian basin.
*Mallinckrodt to buy Questcor for $5.6 bln. *MannKind stumbles; FDA extends drug review date. "We are definitely seeing a little more downside, a continuation from the nasty reversal on Friday," said Ryan Detrick, senior technical strategist at Schaeffer's Investment Research in Cincinnati, Ohio.
*MannKind stumbles; FDA extends drug review date. However, other names such as Facebook Inc, up 1 percent to $57.33 and Gilead Sciences Inc, up 0.8 percent at $72.76, were able to reverse initial declines.
The CEO of CES exhibitor Sonic Emotion describes what's going on behind the scenes.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
The world can be a rough place for independent inventors. They can often find themselves in court, battling big corporations, spending piles of money on lawyers and leaving it up to judges and juries to determine the value of their hard-won patents.
Got in last night to the huge CTIA Wireless Show here in Orlando, and hit the ground running. Went straight from the airport to our live-shot podium and was on the air about 30 minutes after I landed. First, it was "Fast Money." Then, about 40 minutes later, live on "On the Money." Not a lot of time to synthesize the material, but the message was clear: an entire industry gearing up for a fight against Apple Inc., and its iPhone isn't even here!