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  • Burger chain Habit Restaurants' shares double in debut Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 10:39 AM ET

    Nov 20- Shares of Habit Restaurants Inc, a fast food restaurant chain known for its charburgers, doubled in their market debut, valuing the company at about $909.1 million. The initial public offering of 5 million Class A shares raised $90 million after being priced at $18 per share, well above the expected range of $14- $16. Piper Jaffray, Baird and Wells Fargo were...

  • Early Movers: BBY, YUM, GM, CRM, YHOO & more Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 9:32 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • Wells Fargo to cut rates for some student loans Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 6:54 AM ET
    A Wells Fargo bank branch in New York City.

    Wells Fargo is launching a new loan modification program that includes an option to lower the interest rate for certain qualified borrowers.

  • Student loan relief on the way  Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 6:21 AM ET
    A Wells Fargo branch in New York City.

    Wells Fargo and Discover have agreed to relax terms on some student loans after complaints from some borrowers, reports CNBC's Kayla Tausche.

  • Nov 19- Shares of Paramount Group Inc rose as much as 5.7 percent in market debut, valuing the owner of San Francisco's landmark One Market Plaza building and Washington DC's Liberty Place at $4.51 billion. Paramount shares opened at $18.49 on the New York Stock Exchange and touched a high of $18.50. Founded in 1978 by German mail-order entrepreneur Werner Otto,...

  • Nov 18- Wells Fargo& Co has agreed to pay $7.4 million to settle a class action claim that it unlawfully made brokers who left the firm forfeit bonuses that were deferred as part of their retirement plans, court documents show. The brokers, who said they had earned the bonuses by meeting performance goals set by Wells, alleged the forfeiture requirement violated...

  • Among the companies targeted in letters sent by Senator Elizabeth Warren, a member of the Senate Banking Committee, and Representative Elijah Cummings, the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, were banks, investment firms and other financial service providers. In letters to two of the 16 companies, Citigroup and U.S. Bank,...

  • Nov 17- Botox maker Allergan Inc on Monday accepted a $66 billion takeover bid from Actavis Plc, ending a seven-month hostile pursuit by activist investor William Ackman and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.. Besides the higher price tag, the Actavis deal came with only $400 million in R&D cuts for Allergan, far less than the $900 million decrease...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 17- Actavis will issue around US $27.5 bn of new debt to finance its US $66 bn acquisition of Botox-maker Allergan, but about half of it will be short-dated to help the company keep its investment-grade ratings. Both Moody's and Fitch said they would not downgrade Actavis to junk despite the increased debt, believing strong cash flow will enable it to...

  • Midday movers: FibroGen, Google, McDonald's & more Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 1:12 PM ET

    Some of Friday's midday movers:

  • Early Movers: BHI, HTZ, SBUX, HLF & more Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 8:05 AM ET

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

  • Midday movers: Amazon, Macy's, SunPower & more Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    Some of Thursday's midday movers:

  • Nov 13- Wells Fargo& Co said it would sell government-guaranteed student loans worth $8.5 billion to Navient Corp, one of the largest U.S. loan servicing and asset recovery companies. Student loan servicers, such as Navient, Great Lakes Educational Loan Services and Nelnet Inc, accept borrowers' payments and help those facing financial setbacks to enroll in...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 13- The Federal Reserve remains poised to start raising U.S. interest rates by mid-2015, according to a Reuters poll of economists, but at a pace that's well short of what Fed officials themselves say would be appropriate. The latest poll, conducted Nov. 7-13, showed that economists also expect the job market to continue to strengthen and...

  • Nov 13- Student loan servicing company Navient Corp said it would buy a portfolio of federally guaranteed student loans from Wells Fargo& Co, totaling $8.5 billion. The acquisition is expected to close in the quarter ending December, Navient said. Due to a change in federal law, Wells Fargo had not issued federal student loans since June 30, 2010, the bank said in a...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 12- When faced with the prospect of outliving their money, most people might toss and turn at night or obsess about where to slash their budgets. A new survey from Wells Fargo shows 22 percent of people say they would rather die early than not have enough cash to live comfortably in retirement. "These are pretty sobering statistics," says Joe Ready,...

  • Protecting soldiers' finances a growing priority Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 10:29 AM ET
    US Marines board a transport aircraft headed to Kandahar, Afghanistan

    Just in time for Veterans Day, efforts are underway to expand financial protections for service members.

  • Where will the market be at the end of 2014? Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 2:53 PM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Here's what floor trader Kenny Polcari thinks are the key issues for the market—and where he thinks it will be at year end.

  • Actually it seems like the price of everything is going up, "Franco, 30, said following a visit to a Kmart discount store on the outskirts of Chicago, with her two youngest children and a bag of groceries in the shopping cart. Retailers hoping for a lift to the year-end shopping season see promise in gas prices, which last week fell below $3.00 for the first time since...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 9- At a retreat for Merrill Lynch financial advisers in a luxury Orlando hotel last month, a group of several dozen men and women in business attire swung their arms back and forth over their heads to Kid Rock's "All Summer Long" to get their circulation going. The mild aerobics were part of a three-day event orchestrated by Chris Johnson, a wellness guru...