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The US stock market rises in midday trading following earnings, corporate news

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:01pm
The U.S. stock market is rising modestly in midday trading following a batch of earnings and corporate news.
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NY comptroller drops shareholder push as ConAgra agrees to policy on palm oil

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:59am
The New York comptroller has withdrawn a shareholder proposal that ConAgra Foods curtail palm oil buying from suppliers destroying forests after the company adopted a new purchasing policy.
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North Dakota energy panel wants lawmakers to spend $1B for roads, bridges over next 2 years

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:58am
A group representing North Dakota's various energy sectors is recommending the state spend almost $1 billion over the next two years on roads, bridges and other infrastructure.
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Shares of Warren Buffett's Berkshire top $200,000 for first time

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:31am
The stock price of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway company has topped $200,000 for the first time.
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New York Fed: US auto loans rise to highest level since 2006, fueled by subprime lending

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:15am
New U.S. auto loans jumped to the highest level in eight years this spring, fueled by a big increase in lending to risky borrowers.
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Doublespeak? Orwell literary estate says Amazon.com distorts words of "1984" author

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:14am
The literary executor of George Orwell's estate is accusing Amazon.com of doublespeak.
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Morgan Stanley to pay $4.2 million to settle overtime pay case

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:09am
Morgan Stanley and wealth management branch system sales assistants who claimed they were owed overtime agreed to a $4.2 million settlement.
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Fashion remembers Lauren Bacall as the icon who wore the clothes _ not the other way around

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:06am
Lauren Bacall had one condition when the Fashion Institute of Technology wrote recently to ask if it could turn hundreds of personal garments she donated into an exhibition about her style.
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It's a jungle out there: Parrot, chick, hogs and dogs have spots in political ads

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:04am
It's a jungle out there in political television advertising, what with parrots, chicks, dogs and pigs taking turns in commercials that bite and scratch in a way no nonpartisan pet ever would.
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Speed is of the essence in IPO roadshow tour scramble

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:00am
Going on the road isn't what it used to be for investment bankers hawking shares in companies seeking a stock market listing.
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Grain mixed the CBOT, cattle mixed and pork lower on the CME

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:56am
Grain futures were mixed Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.
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Berkshire Shares Hurdle $200K For First Time

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:45am
The Class A shares of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway have hurdled the $200,000 price level for the first time, nearly eight years after first piercing the $100,000 mark.
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Is Nordstrom’s Startup Strategy Paying Off?

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:43am
Nordstrom will report its 2Q earnings after the bell Thursday, one day after a disappointing report from Macy’s, Inc. Department stores are facing a challenging retail environment, but some experts say Nordstrom’s high-profile startup acquisitions and investments are already paying off for the Seattle-based company.
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Homebuilders companies shares up at 10 a.m.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:33am
Shares of some top homebuilders companies are up at 10 a.m.: DR Horton rose $.24 or 1.2 percent, to $20.58.
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Department Store Retail companies shares mixed at 10 a.m.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:33am
Shares of some top department store retail companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Kohl's Corp. rose $1.81 or 3.3 percent, to $56.92.
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Big-box Retail companies shares mixed at 10 a.m.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:33am
Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Costco Wholesale Corp. rose $.06 or .1 percent, to $118.70.
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Airlines companies shares up at 10 a.m.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:33am
Shares of some top airlines companies are up at 10 a.m.: Delta Air rose $.51 or 1.4 percent, to $37.78.
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Banks companies shares mixed at 10 a.m.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:33am
Shares of some top banks companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Bank of America Corp. rose $.05 or .3 percent, to $15.30.
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Average US rate on 30-year mortgage slips to 4.12 percent; rate on 15-year loan 3.24 percent

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:12am
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates declined this week, approaching their lows for the year.
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U.S. Plains farmland values hold steady in second quarter -KC Fed

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:00am
Farmland prices in the U.S. central Plains held steady during the second quarter with the prior three months despite lower farm income, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City said on Thursday.
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