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Credit Card companies shares mixed at the close of trading

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 6:01pm
Shares of some top credit card companies were mixed at the close of trading: American Express Co. fell $.42 or .5 percent, to $87.95.
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Medical Devices companies shares mixed at the close of trading

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 6:01pm
Shares of some top medical devices companies were mixed at the close of trading: Allergan rose $1.70 or 1.0 percent, to $179.70.
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Telecom companies shares down at the close of trading

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 6:01pm
Shares of some top telecom companies were down at the close of trading: AT&T Inc. fell $.05 or .1 percent, to $35.23.
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Health Care Equipment companies shares mixed at the close of trading

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 6:01pm
Shares of some top health care equipment companies were mixed at the close of trading: Becton, Dickinson & Co. rose $.23 or .2 percent, to $114.35.
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Tag Heuer Cuts Some Management, Production Jobs: LVMH Executive

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 5:56pm
Tag Heuer, the biggest watch brand within French luxury group LVMH, has cut some management and production jobs in Switzerland in response to an industry slowdown, the head of LVMH watches said on Monday.
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Box office top 20: Denzel Washington's 'The Equalizer' debuts with $34.1 million

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 5:25pm
Denzel Washington scored his third-best opening weekend and potentially spawned his first franchise with a $34.1 million debut for "The Equalizer." The Columbia Pictures release, in which Washington stars as a retired commando lured into a battle with the Russian mafia, is Washington's second film with "Training Day" director Antoine Fuqua.
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FedEx approves repurchase of up to 15M shares; price tag would top $2.4B at current value

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 5:13pm
FedEx said Monday it approved the repurchase of up to 15 million shares of its stock, which would cost $2.43 billion based on its current share price.
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Connecticut officials taking new look at impact of Millstone's heated discharge water

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 5:04pm
State environmental officials are taking a closer look at the impact of more than 2 billion gallons of heated water discharged each day into Long Island Sound from Connecticut's nuclear plant.
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New work, drug-testing requirements on the horizon for Maine welfare recipients

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 4:56pm
Big changes are on the horizon for many low-income Maine residents as Gov. Paul LePage's administration plans to move forward next month with new rules that will require food stamp users to have a job and some welfare recipients to be drug-tested to continue receiving benefits.
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Pimco Executive Defends Company Following Bill Gross Departure

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 4:47pm
An executive at Pacific Investment Management Co. defended the company in front of hundreds of top Morgan Stanley financial advisers at a gathering in Miami on Monday, according to people familiar with the matter.
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U.S. Crude Rises on Economic Data, Strong Products Market

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 4:46pm
U.S. crude oil rose on Monday backed by strong U.S. economic data, while Brent edged up after nearing a two-year low last week.
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Vista Equity to Buy Tibco Software for $4.3B

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 4:41pm
Business software maker Tibco Software on Monday agreed to be bought by private equity firm Vista Equity Partners for $4.3 billion, the latest software company to go private after becoming a target for activist investors.
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Rates mixed at weekly US Treasury bill auction with 3-month bills highest in 3 weeks

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 4:39pm
Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were mixed in Monday's auction with rates on three-month bills rising to the highest level in three weeks, while rates on six-month bills were unchanged.
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How the Dow Jones industrial average and other major indexes fared on Monday

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 4:31pm
U.S. stocks closed slightly lower on Monday after recovering most of an early slide.
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Figures on government spending and debt

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 4:27pm
Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated).
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New York judge holds Argentina in contempt of court over its defiance of his bond orders

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 4:25pm
A New York judge has found Argentina in contempt of court for its open defiance of his orders regarding U.S. hedge funds that hold Argentina bonds.
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DreamWorks Animation, Athlon, Civeo, Tibco Software, and Amag are big market movers

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 4:25pm
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Athlon Energy Inc., up $11.59 to $58.32 The oil and natural gas company is being bought by Encana for $5.93 billion in an effort to tap into the booming Permian Basin.
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Data Jitters, Hong Kong Unrest Push Stocks Lower

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 4:20pm
In another volatile day for Wall Street, stocks recovered some of their losses but remained solidly in the red Monday amid global worries and questions over interest rates.
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Maine community college gets $2.5M in federal grant for jobs training program

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 4:18pm
The federal Department of Labor is giving $2.5 million to Kennebec Valley Community College in Maine for training programs in industries including health care, construction and social assistance.
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Connecticut firefighter files federal civil rights lawsuit over pregnancy-related sick days

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 4:18pm
A Connecticut firefighter has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit saying she was discriminated against when she became pregnant.
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