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  • Final Glance: Gold companies Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 6:41 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 26 or 2.3 percent, to $10.83. Gold Fields Ltd ADS fell$. 10 or 2.2 percent, to $4.36. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 27 or 1.4 percent, to $19.12.

  • Final Glance: Pharmaceuticals companies Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 6:41 PM ET

    Baxter International Inc. rose$. 41 or. 6 percent, to $74.48. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. rose$. 51 or. 8 percent, to $61.30. Hospira rose$. 22 or. 4 percent, to $62.66.

  • Final Glance: Specialty Retail companies Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 6:41 PM ET

    Autozone Inc. rose $3.12 or. 5 percent, to $618.60. Bed Bath& Beyond Inc. fell$. 03 or percent, to $73.55. Best Buy rose$. 53 or 1.4 percent, to $39.01.

  • Final Glance: Media companies Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 6:41 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose$. 88 or 1.6 percent, to $57.17. Walt Disney Co. rose$. 28 or. 3 percent, to $92.89. Gannett rose$. 88 or 2.8 percent, to $31.99.

  • Final Glance: Department Store Retail companies Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 6:41 PM ET

    Kohl's Corp. rose$. 14 or. 2 percent, to $59.59. Macy's Inc. fell $1.48 or 2.3 percent, to $62.59. Nordstrom fell$. 42 or. 5 percent, to $77.10.

  • Final Glance: Leisure companies Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 6:41 PM ET

    Las Vegas Sands Corp. rose $2.05 or 3.8 percent, to $56.44. MGM Resorts International rose$. 93 or 4.8 percent, to $20.33. Marriott International Inc. rose$. 08 or. 1 percent, to $77.43.

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest volume increases Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 6:41 PM ET

    CIFC Corp.: Approximately 200,200 shares changed hands, a 1,514.1 percent increase over its 65- day average volume. The shares fell$. 07 or. 9 percent to $7.97. Consolidated Water Co.: Approximately 913,100 shares changed hands, a 1,386.4 percent increase over its 65- day average volume.

  • Final Glance: Aerospace companies Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 6:41 PM ET

    Boeing rose$. 56 or. 4 percent, to $126.23. Lockheed Martin Corp. rose $1.21 or. 6 percent, to $192.85. Northrop Grumman Corp. rose $1.35 or. 9 percent, to $149.90.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Dec 19- Argentina has held a preliminary auction to award the contract to build a $1.84 billion hydroelectric dam in the southern province of Neuquen, the country's Planning Ministry said on Friday. Construction of the dam called Chihuido, in Argentina's Patagonia region, will be managed by a consortium of the following Argentine companies:...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 19- The United States has sought help from China, Japan, South Korea and Russia in combating cyber attacks such as the one Washington on Friday accused North Korea of carrying out against Sony Pictures, U.S. officials said. The outreach, which included meetings among U.S. and Chinese officials in both nations' capitals, is a tacit acknowledgement...

  • FDA OKs Cubist antibiotic for serious infections Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 6:34 PM ET

    TRENTON, N.J.— The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new medicine to fight complex infections in the abdomen and urinary tract, the fourth antibiotic the agency has approved since May. The approval of Zerbaxa on Friday is the second antibiotic approval this year for Cubist Pharmaceuticals, a drugmaker focused on antibiotics. It is being acquired for...

  • Lockheed Martin pays $27.5M in billing allegation Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 6:31 PM ET

    NEWARK, N.J.— A subsidiary of defense contractor Lockheed Martin has agreed to pay $27.5 million to resolve allegations that it overbilled the government, federal prosecutors announced Friday. A message seeking comment left with Lockheed Martin wasn't immediately returned. The work was done at Fort Monmouth in New Jersey, and the Aberdeen Proving Ground in...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 19- Charlie Shrem, an outspoken supporter of bitcoins, was sentenced to two years in prison on Friday for indirectly helping to send $1 million in the digital currency to the Internet black-market bazaar Silk Road. Shrem, a former vice chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation, was also ordered by U.S. Shrem was charged in January following an investigation...

  • Kocherlakota warns Fed of 'unacceptable' risk Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 6:23 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— One of three Fed officials who dissented in the Fed's policy decision this week is warning that the central bank is taking an "unacceptable" risk by not paying more attention to the dangers posed by low inflation. Narayana Kocherlakota, the president of the Fed's regional bank in Minneapolis, said Friday that the Fed's failure to respond to weak...

  • Air France-KLM deferral of Boeing 777 raises concern Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 6:22 PM ET

    SEATTLE, Dec 19- Boeing Co faced a potentially larger gap in production of its 777 jetliner after Air France-KLM said on Thursday that it plans to defer delivery of 10 Boeing 777 s following its third profit warning in six months. Boeing is on track to build about 500 777 s before it transitions to the successor 777 X model in 2020, based on its current production...

  • SEATTLE, Dec 19- Boeing Co has more than enough 787 Dreamliners in the production pipeline to meet its year-end delivery target of 110 aircraft, despite concerns a shortage of seats could cause the world's biggest aircraft maker to miss its target, according to industry experts and a Reuters review of its factory. A Reuters survey of jets in production at...

  • DETROIT, Dec 19- FCA US, the former Chrysler Group, on Friday expanded a U.S. regional recall of older cars with potentially defective driver-side Takata air bags to a global action, affecting more than 3.3 million vehicles. The FCA total for Takata Corp- related recalls is now 3,672,770, including affected passenger-side airbags. The number of vehicles recalled...

  • Dec 19- Cubist Pharmaceutical Inc's drug to treat complicated urinary tract and intra-abdominal infections won U.S. approval on Friday, highlighting the regulator's interest in tackling the growing threat of the so-called superbugs. Zerbaxa is the fourth new antibacterial drug approved by the FDA this year. The agency approved Actavis Plc's Dalvance in...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Radical environmentalists were found in contempt of court Friday for failing to heed an order to halt their relentless campaign to disrupt the annual whale hunt off the waters of Antarctica. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered a commissioner to determine how much Paul Watson and members of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society he...

  • Dec 19- McDonald's Corp and some of its franchisees were named jointly in complaints filed on Friday by the U.S. National Labor Relations Board's Office of the General Counsel, accusing them of labor violations in a widely anticipated move that could have wide-reaching implications for businesses. The complaints strike new ground in treating McDonald's, the...