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  • Stocks climbed on Tuesday after consumer confidence hit a six-year high in March.

  • *Walgreen, McCormick shares rally after results. NEW YORK, March 25- U.S. stocks sharply trimmed gains by midday on Tuesday as many of the market's momentum stocks turned negative. So-called momentum stocks fell sharply near midday, including Netflix, down 3 percent at $367.50, and First Solar Inc, down 4 percent at $70.93.

  • March 25- Walgreen Co reported lower-than-expected quarterly profit on Tuesday but said it expected a bigger boost this year from its partnership with European retailer Alliance Boots Holdings Ltd than it first forecast.

  • *Walgreen, McCormick shares rally after results. NEW YORK, March 25- U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday as many of the market's biggest trading favorites regained their momentum and a strong read on consumer confidence boosted optimism about economic conditions.

  • *Walt Disney to buy Maker Studios for $500 mln. *Major indexes fell on Monday on concerns that the crisis in Ukraine could escalate.

  • US stock futures add to gains after home-price data Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 9:02 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Tuesday, ahead of the release of several housing market indicators.

  • UPDATE 1-Fewer new generic drugs dent Walgreen profit Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 8:19 AM ET

    March 25- Walgreen Co on Tuesday reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit as a slowdown in the introduction of higher-profit generic medicines and a milder flu season cut into its gross profit margin. Excluding one-time costs, Walgreen had a profit of 91 cents a share, two cents below Wall Street estimates, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

  • March 25- Walgreen Co, operator of the largest U.S. drugstore chain, on Tuesday reported a rise in quarterly sales but said a slowdown in the introduction of higher-profit generic medicines cut into its gross profit margin.

  • Early movers: WAG, DIS, SONC, SWY & more Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 7:41 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • With Fed in rearview, traders eye US, global data Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 5:00 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    With the Fed's policy-setting meeting in the rear-view mirror, the coming week should have Wall Street switching its focus to U.S. and global data.

  • Early movers: TIF, DRI, BA, NKE, SYMC, TWC & more Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 7:34 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • 28 attorneys general urge retailers to drop tobacco Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 4:12 PM ET

    Attorneys general is 28 states urged Wal-mart and four other retailers to stop selling tobacco products. They said they should not be sold in health stores.

  • The group sent a letter on Sunday to chief executive officers of Wal-Mart Stores Inc, supermarket operators Kroger Co, Safeway Inc, which operate pharmacies, and drugstore chains Walgreen Co and Rite Aid Corp.. Wal-Mart, Walgreen, Rite Aid and Kroger all said they were reviewing the letter, while Safeway did not respond to requests for comment.

  • The companies receiving a letter on Sunday from the group were Wal-Mart Stores Inc, supermarket operators Kroger Co, Safeway Inc, which operate pharmacies, and drugstore chains Walgreen Co and Rite Aid Corp..

  • Midday movers: Tesla Motors, Target, Walgreen & More Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 12:39 PM ET
    A cash register screen indicates a customer is entering their PIN number at a Target store in Miami.

    Some of Wednesday's midday movers:

  • March 7- Shares of digital coupon company Coupons.com Inc nearly doubled in their trading debut, valuing the company at over $2.2 billion and underscoring the popularity of technology IPOs. Coupons.com is the third technology company to go public this year, after the successful debuts of Care.com Inc and Varonis Inc..

  • Costco Wholesale Corp on Thursday said U.S. sales at stores open at least a year rose 3 percent, while L Brands Inc reported a better-than-expected 2 percent rise, lifted by gains at its Victoria's Secret lingerie chain.

  • U.S. retailers say business picked up later in February Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 11:07 AM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp on Thursday said U.S. sales at stores open at least a year rose 3 percent, while L Brands Inc reported a better-than-expected 2 percent rise, lifted by gains at its Victoria's Secret lingerie chain.

  • Employer health plan in 2025? Don't count on it Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 9:09 AM ET

    Although large employers are committed to providing their workers with health benefits now, the looming 'Cadillac' tax raises questions about the future.

  • NEW YORK, March 6- Shopping for employee health insurance on private marketplaces might be the way of the future for tens of millions. However, expert opinions about growth have been based on projections, not actual consumer behavior in the exchanges that only really got going last year.

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