*Iran negotiations enter last 24 hours. SINGAPORE, March 31- Oil futures extended losses on Tuesday, as Iran and six world powers ramped up the pace of negotiations to reach a preliminary deal that could ease sanctions and allow more Iranian crude onto world markets. With a deadline less than 24 hours away, United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China were...» Read More
NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were up at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 92 or 1.9 percent, to $48.68. DuPont Co. rose$. 93 or 1.3 percent, to $72.58.
NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest volume gainers on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. Amrep Corp.: Approximately 61,900 shares changed hands, a 523.2 percent increase over its 65- day average volume. The shares fell$. 08 or 1.5 percent to $5.20.
Comcast Corp. rose$. 92 or 1.7 percent, to $56.61. Walt Disney Co. rose$. 64 or. 6 percent, to $106.12. Time Warner Inc. rose$. 19 or. 2 percent, to $85.30.
Amgen Inc. rose $1.72 or 1.1 percent, to $164.31. Biogen Idec rose $1.75 or. 4 percent, to $431.62. Celgene Corp. rose $1.34 or 1.1 percent, to $120.02.
Canadian National Railway Co. rose$. 08 or. 1 percent, to $66.23. Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. rose$. 31 or. 2 percent, to $182.51. Kansas City Southern rose$. 35 or. 3 percent, to $103.31.
Coca-Cola Co. rose$. 43 or 1.1 percent, to $40.51. Dr Pepper Snapple rose$. 75 or 1.0 percent, to $79.67. Molson Coors Brewing Co. rose $1.47 or 2.0 percent, to $74.73.
Becton, Dickinson& Co. rose $1.05 or. 7 percent, to $145.64. PerkinElmer rose$. 38 or. 7 percent, to $51.47. Varian Medical Systems Inc. rose $1.05 or 1.1 percent, to $94.79.
Ford Motor Co. rose$. 18 or 1.1 percent, to $16.16. General Motors Co. rose$. 37 or 1.0 percent, to $37.68. Honda Motor Co. rose$. 21 or. 6 percent, to $33.67.
Auspex Pharmaceuticals Inc.: Approximately 8,188,900 shares changed hands, a 2,628.2 percent increase over its 65- day average volume. The shares rose $29.45 or 41.5 percent to $100.36. Catamaran Corp.: Approximately 35,490,500 shares changed hands, a 1,994.5 percent increase over its 65- day average volume.
NEW YORK— Shares of some top drug benefits companies were up at the close of trading:. CVS Health Corp. rose $1.33 or 1.3 percent, to $103.83. Express Scripts Holding Co. rose $3.03 or 3.7 percent, to $85.41.
Aflac Inc. rose$. 65 or 1.0 percent, to $64.20. American International Group rose$. 65 or 1.2 percent, to $54.68. MBIA rose$. 56 or 6.5 percent, to $9.16.
NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest volume decliners on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. Crawford& Co. class A: Approximately 1,000 shares changed hands, a 91.9 decrease from its 65- day average volume. The shares fell$. 01 or. 1 percent to $7.54.
Delta Air rose$. 68 or 1.5 percent, to $45.56. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 08 or. 4 percent, to $19.36. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 34 or. 8 percent, to $44.58.
ConAgra Foods Inc. rose$. 14 or. 4 percent, to $36.90. General Mills Inc. rose $1.36 or 2.5 percent, to $56.35. Hormel Foods Corp. rose$. 10 or. 2 percent, to $57.36.
General Electric Co. rose$. 26 or 1.0 percent, to $25.12. Snap-On rose $2.31 or 1.6 percent, to $146.37. Whirlpool Corp. rose $2.54 or 1.3 percent, to $201.04.
Kroger rose$. 91 or 1.2 percent, to $77.24. Supervalu rose$. 08 or. 7 percent, to $11.45. Whole Foods Market Inc. rose$. 42 or. 8 percent, to $52.35.
BEIJING, March 30- China has agreed to delay implementing new bank technology restrictions that Washington has complained represent unfair regulatory pressure on foreign firms, a senior U.S. Treasury official said in Beijing on Monday. BSA The Software Alliance, whose members include Adobe Systems, Apple Inc, IBM, Microsoft Corp and Oracle Corp, and the...
NEW YORK, March 30- Bank of Montreal's former top natural gas trader was ordered to pay $14.2 million in restitution on Monday after pleading guilty to charges that he inflated the value of his portfolio and conspired with others to deceive the bank. District Judge Loretta Preska in Manhattan in light of his years of cooperating with authorities investigating...
WASHINGTON/ ZURICH, March 30- Swiss private bank BSI SA avoided prosecution for suspected tax-related offenses by paying a $211 million penalty, becoming the first bank to reach a deal in the U.S. Department of Justice's voluntary disclosure program, the department said on Monday. The agreement is expected to be the first of a flood of settlements by...
CHEYENNE, Wyo.— An agreement between Wyoming environmental regulators, a gas developer and a bond surety company would put the surety company in charge of inventory and reclamation of as many as 143 small reservoirs containing groundwater from coal-bed methane wells. The deal between High Plains Gas, Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland and the Wyoming...