A look at the 10 biggest percentage decliners on Nasdaq at the close of trading: Rocket Fuel Inc. fell 31.1 percent to $17.05.
Shares of some top utilities companies were mixed at the close of trading: American Electric Power Co. fell $1.06 or 2.1 percent, to $49.28.
A look at the 10 biggest percentage gainers on Nasdaq at the close of trading: Enphase Energy Inc. rose 14.0 percent to $11.06.
Shares of some top oil companies were mixed at the close of trading: BP PLC fell $.13 or .3 percent, to $47.85.
Shares of some top silver companies were up at the close of trading: Hecla Mining Co. rose $.13 or 4.2 percent, to $3.24.
Shares of some top staffing companies were mixed at the close of trading: Kelly Services Inc. class A fell $.38 or 2.4 percent, to $15.76.
Shares of some top railroad companies were mixed at the close of trading: CSX fell $.12 or .4 percent, to $29.31.
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Keurig Green Mountain Inc. (GMCR) on Wednesday reported earnings that rose by 33 percent in its fiscal third quarter, and topped analysts' expectations.
The use of an experimental drug to treat two Americans diagnosed with Ebola is raising ethical questions about who gets first access to unproven new therapies for the deadly disease.
Martha Bellisle, an investigative and legal affairs reporter for the Reno Gazette-Journal, has been named an Associated Press reporter in Seattle.
Symantec Corp. (SYMC) on Wednesday reported earnings that increased by 50 percent in its fiscal first quarter, and topped analysts' expectations.
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Walgreen Co., down $9.91 to $59.21 The drugstore operator cut its outlook after announcing it will no longer pursue a reorganization move that would have trimmed taxes.
Twenty-First Century Fox, parent company of FOX Business, reported a 16.8% rise in quarterly revenue, helped by the box office success and growth in its cable network business.
Prudential Financial Inc. reported second-quarter earnings of $1.17 billion, or $2.49 cents a share, compared to $1.09 billion, or $2.03 cents a share, a year ago on Wednesday.
Pfizer will pay $35 million to resolve allegations by 42 states that its subsidiary, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, illegally marketed an organ transplant drug for unapproved uses.
The bank is reportedly close to a deal with the Justice Department to pay between $16 billion and $17 billion to resolve allegations of mortgage-related misconduct.