Shares of some top biotechnology companies were mixed at the close of trading: Amgen Inc. rose $2.48 or 1.5 percent, to $164.72.
Shares of some top leisure companies were mixed at the close of trading: Carnival fell $.14 or .3 percent, to $42.12.
Shares of some top credit card companies were mixed at the close of trading: American Express Co. rose $.05 or .1 percent, to $91.45.
Shares of some top coal companies were mixed at the close of trading: Arch Coal rose $.09 or 3.9 percent, to $2.41.
An experimental Ebola vaccine appears safe and triggered signs of immune protection in the first 20 volunteers to test it, U.S. researchers reported Wednesday.
A federal appeals court rejected Motorola Mobility LLC's bid to sue several Asian suppliers under U.S. antitrust law for fixing prices of mobile phone displays sold to its foreign units.
A new canning plant is opening in this Mississippi Delta town struggling with unemployment and poverty.
Major U.S. stock indexes climbed back to record levels on Wednesday as investors assessed the latest reports on the economy.
The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average ended higher on Wednesday, scoring their 47th and 30th record closes this year.
Whole frozen Thanksgiving turkey prices are expected to decline 7.5% from last year's level, when they jumped 15%, according to IHS Global Insight.
Medtronic Inc has won U.S.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday that it approved Medtronic's $42.9 billion acquisition of Covidien after the medical device maker agreed to sell a business that makes a type of catheter used in veins.
The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is often called the nation's busiest travel day of the year, and it surely feels that way sometimes.
President Obama pardoned a pair of 48-lbs turkeys, Mac and Cheese, Wednesday as part of an annual Thanksgiving tradition.
Grain futures were mixed Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
There are signs of overvaluation in Canada's housing market, and it appears to be concentrated in the more expensive end of the market, the International Monetary Fund said Tuesday. "Housing has regained momentum, but with important differences across regions and markets," the IMF said.
A team of scientists led by the University of Colorado Boulder has discovered an invisible “Star Trek”-style shield that blocks so-called “killer electrons” 7,200 miles above Earth.