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Vanguard Group has become the second-largest U.S. ETF company by assets, taking that spot from State Street Global Advisors, according to data as of Tuesday's close from ETF.com, which provides information about exchange-traded funds.
Student lender Sallie Mae said Wednesday its fourth-quarter net income fell 75 percent as gains on the sale of securities dropped and operating costs rose.
F5 Networks Inc. shares fell in the extended session Wednesday after the network software company issued a weak outlook for the current quarter.
Democratic and Republican plans to help Atlantic City recover from its eight-year losing streak are clashing as Gov. Chris Christie will convene a third summit on the struggling resort's future.
Shares of some top aerospace companies were mixed at the close of trading: Boeing rose $1.19 or .9 percent, to $132.41.
Shares of some top autos companies were mixed at the close of trading: Ford Motor Co. fell $.04 or .3 percent, to $14.97.
Republican Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi was the lone senator to vote against an amendment Wednesday saying that climate change is not a hoax.
The Central Bank of Brazil raised its overnight rate 50 basis points to 12.25% Wednesday in an effort to curb rampant inflation.
The New York Attorney General's office filed an amended complaint that Barclays deceived clients about the way it ran its dark pool.
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE UnitedHealth Group Inc., up $3.70 to $109.32 The nation's largest health insurance company reported a boost in fourth-quarter profit that beat Wall Street expectations.
Kinder Morgan said it agreed to buy oil and gas gatherer Hiland Partners in deal valued at $3 billion, including debt.
Shares of eBay Inc. traded between slight gains and losses in the extended session Wednesday after an earnings beat and job cuts offset a weak outlook.
U.S. stocks closed broadly higher on hopes of new stimulus measures for Europe's weak economy and a sharp rise in oil prices.
Discover Financial Services says its fourth-quarter net income tumbled 33 percent as the credit card issuer and lender booked hefty one-time charges.
Shares of Xilinx Inc. slid in Wednesday's extended trade after the chip maker said it expects fourth-quarter sales to fall 2% to 6% sequentially.
SanDisk reported stronger-than-expected adjusted fourth-quarter earnings but disappointing sales late Tuesday.
Shares of American Express fell 1.5% in after-hours trade Wednesday, although the financial services company reported fourth-quarter profit and sales that rose above expectations.
The U.S. stock market ended Wednesday's choppy trading day with modest gains, extending its winning streak to three sessions, as investors widely expect the European Central Bank to deliver on monetary stimulus at its key meeting on Thursday.
Google Inc. is considering becoming a wireless carrier, providing a new service that's expected to run on Sprint and T-Mobile's networks, says a report from The Information citing people familiar with the matter.
The New York Attorney General, citing newly discovered evidence, said Wednesday he plans to broaden his investigation into allegations that the British bank Barclays used so-called "dark pools" to defraud clients and investors.