Latest Business News Wires - Business Headlines


  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 1:21 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose$. 86 or. 8 percent, to $109.69. Humana Inc. unchanged at $150.75. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 15 or. 1 percent, to $109.86.

  • NYSE stocks posting largest percentage decreases Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 1:21 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest percentage decliners on New York Stock Exchange at 1 p.m.:. Bill Barrett Corp. fell 19.2 percent to $8.75. Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. fell 12.9 percent to $27.56.

  • Midday Glance: Internet companies Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 1:21 PM ET

    eBay fell$. 28 or. 5 percent, to $54.42. Groupon Inc. fell$. 11 or 1.6 percent, to $6.97. LinkedIn Corp. rose$. 03 or percent, to $222.65.

  • Midday Glance: Autos companies Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 1:21 PM ET

    Ford Motor Co. fell$. 11 or. 7 percent, to $14.60. General Motors Co. fell$. 22 or. 7 percent, to $33.20. Honda Motor Co. fell$. 10 or. 3 percent, to $30.73.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 1:21 PM ET

    Advanced Micro Devices Inc. fell 1.9 percent to $2.65 with 13,167,500 shares traded. Apple Inc. rose 7.7 percent to $117.53 with 95,753,600 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. rose 1.6 percent to $27.33 with 15,229,400 shares traded.

  • Middday Glance: Tools and Appliances companies Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 1:21 PM ET

    General Electric Co. fell$. 26 or 1.1 percent, to $24.12. Snap-On rose$. 54 or. 4 percent, to $133.69. Whirlpool Corp. rose $1.62 or. 8 percent, to $203.49.

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest percentage decreases Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 1:21 PM ET

    Radware Ltd. fell 12.5 percent to $19.59. ImmuCell Corp. fell 10.7 percent to $5.85. Patterson-UTI Energy Inc. fell 10.3 percent to $15.48.

  • Midday Glance: Consumer companies Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 1:21 PM ET

    Colgate-Palmolive Co. rose$. 16 or. 2 percent, to $65.82. Kimberly-Clark Corp. rose$. 09 or. 1 percent, to $110.80. Procter& Gamble Co. fell$. 46 or. 5 percent, to $86.04.

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 1:21 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 95 or. 7 percent, to $141.94. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 33 or. 4 percent, to $87.86.

  • Midday Glance: Pharmaceuticals companies Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 1:21 PM ET

    Baxter International Inc. rose$. 17 or. 2 percent, to $70.83. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. rose$. 48 or. 8 percent, to $62.47. Hospira fell$. 21 or. 3 percent, to $65.28.

  • *Sale of assets including stake in Greece's main utility halted. *Greek minister says Athens against sanctions on Russia. It said it would halt the sale of stakes in the Public Power Corporation of Greece, Greece's biggest utility, and refiner Hellenic Petroleum and put other planned asset sales of motorways, airports and the power grid on ice.

  • The FDIC said in an internal memo this week that any recommendations to terminate customers' deposit accounts must be made in writing, vetted by legal staff and discussed with bank managers. FDIC officials have repeatedly said Choke Point is a Justice Department operation. Both the FDIC and Justice Department have said they would conduct internal...

  • Romney courts middle class, jabs Clinton in Mississippi Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 1:09 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Mitt Romney is renewing his pledge to fight for the poor and middle class in a speech that questions Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton's foreign policy and economic credentials. The 2012 Republican presidential nominee is set to appear at Mississippi State University Wednesday evening. And that will soon include you, "Romney continues in his...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— The state's environmental chief says unseasonably warm temperatures in western North Dakota are slowing down the cleanup of the area affected by a nearly 3 million-gallon saltwater spill. State health official Dave Glatt says melting ice and snow are causing the flow of diluted water to increase and rush over dams that were set up in Blacktail...

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar, U.S. stocks inch higher before Fed Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 1:04 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Jan 28- The dollar edged up against the euro on Wednesday as investor focus turned toward the Federal Reserve, which delivers a post-meeting statement later in the day, while U.S. stocks climbed after strong earnings from Apple. Worries that Greece's new government is heading for clashes with the rest of the euro zone over its debts weighed on European...

  • Jan 28- Fuel-cell maker Plug Power Inc toned down its sales outlook for 2015, saying it had decided to put out numbers "people could rely" on after receiving "a lot of criticism for under-delivering." The company's shares fell as much as 10 percent to $2.86 in morning trade, after Chief Executive Andy Marsh said Plug Power now expected sales "in excess of $100 million".

  • Deloitte, whose audit clients range from carmaker General Motors Co to investment bank Morgan Stanley, achieved total fees including consultancy work of $34.2 billion last year, giving it a $248 million lead over second-placed PwC, the annual International Accounting Bulletin World Survey said. Rob Tautges, chief executive of mid-tier firm HLB...

  • LONDON, Jan 28- Nearly a quarter of all euro zone government bonds now have yields below zero, data from Tradeweb shows, a consequence of ECB schemes designed to channel money into the most credit-starved corners of the bloc's weak economy. European Central Bank policy-- including interest rates below zero and asset purchases-- has buoyed bond prices, knocking the...

  • WASHINGTON— A Senate committee voted unanimously Wednesday to exclude veterans from the 50- worker threshold that triggers required coverage for employees under President Barack Obama's health care law. Even so, senators' comments suggested that party-line battling could emerge when the measure reaches the full Senate. The Senate bill would let...

  • *Scotland blocks new permits for fracking. LONDON, Jan 28- Scotland on Wednesday blocked the granting of permits for fracking and a local English council delayed a decision on two projects, casting doubt on British Prime Minister David Cameron's shale gas ambitions. Scotland, estimated to have around 80 trillion cubic metres of shale gas resources- enough to...