Shares of some top education companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Apollo Group rose $.32 or 1.0 percent, to $31.54.
Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 10 a.m.: Dow Chemical Co. fell $.53 or 1.1 percent, to $48.14.
Gas is down nearly another 1.2 cents in Maine.
Shares of some top beverages companies are down at 10 a.m.: Anheuser-Busch Inbev ADR fell $.33 or .3 percent, to $116.66.
Last year, he tried to bring NFL superstar Tim Tebow to Moscow to play for his American football team on a $1 million-per-game contract. Now, accused of breaking a window, American businessman Mike Zaltsman shares a packed jail cell with drug dealers.
The pace of manufacturing growth slowed less than expected in November, while a gauge of prices paid fell to its lowest level in more than two years.
Shares of Approach Resources Inc. and Goodrich Petroleum Corp. slumped in early trade Monday, after KeyBanc Capital Markets downgraded both to hold from buy.
The final Markit purchasing managers index for November showed a reading of 54.8, which is up a tenth from the flash reading but down from 55.9 in October.
Intel Corp said on Monday it has acquired PasswordBox, a Montreal-based identity management service that gives users a convenient way to log into websites and applications from any device without having to type or remember passwords.
U.S. stocks retreated from record levels on Monday as investors returned from holidays to a batch of depressing economic news from China and volatile commodity prices.
Shares of some top computer companies are down at 10 a.m.: Apple Inc s fell $3.37 or 2.8 percent, to $115.56.