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Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Wednesday:
Tesla said Wednesday it is offering $1.6 billion in convertible senior notes in an underwritten registered public offering.
Stocks eked out small gains in volatile trading Wednesday, with the Nasdaq briefly hitting a 14-year high.
JC Penney reported a quarterly loss that was smaller than expected on Wednesday, but revenue trailed analysts' expectations.
U.S. bonds edged higher after the Treasury Department auctioned $35 billion in five-year notes at a high yield of 1.530 percent.
Economists had forecast new home sales, which are measured when contracts are signed, falling to a 400,000-unit pace in January.
EBay responded to Carl Icahn's recent letter to its shareholders accusing the company's board of putting their personal profits ahead of stockholders.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
When tax rates are lowered, the economy grows. That's how Rep. Paul Ryan described the Republican approach to reforming the tax code.
Target's profit almost halved in the holiday quarter as it dealt with the fallout of a data breach and warned that it could hurt future profits.
Lowe's reported strong sales growth, showing that the No. 2 U.S. home improvement retailer was closing in on market leader Home Depot.
An dip on Wall Street overnight drove most Asian equities lower on early Wednesday.
Companies making headlines after the bell Tuesday.
Stocks rose Tuesday as earnings from Home Depot deflected a dip in consumer confidence.
Companies moving crude oil by rail must test the volatility of fuel out of North Dakota's Bakken oilfields before it is moved onto the tracks.
U.S. bonds remained higher on Tuesday after the Treasury Department auctioned $32 billion in two-year notes at a high yield of 0.340 percent.
Based on survey results from 1.1 million subscribers, The Consumer Reports Annual Auto Issue ranked Tesla's Model S the top overall pick.
Mt.Gox posted an update on its website on Tuesday, saying a "decision was taken to close all transactions for the time being," citing "recent news reports and the potential repercussions on MtGox's operations."
U.S. consumer confidence sagged in February as expectations worsened, according to a private sector report released on Tuesday.