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Shares of some top education companies were mixed at the close of trading: Apollo Group rose $1.54 or 5.7 percent, to $28.51.
Shares of some top banks companies were up at the close of trading: Bank of America Corp. rose $.18 or 1.1 percent, to $16.38.
Shares of some top consumer companies were mixed at the close of trading: Clorox fell $.36 or .3 percent, to $109.37.
Shares of some top railroad companies were mixed at the close of trading: CSX fell $.20 or .6 percent, to $35.57.
Shares of some top Internet companies were mixed at the close of trading: Amazon fell $1.55 or .4 percent, to $378.59.
Dynegy Inc. said late Tuesday it lost $104 million in the fourth quarter, compared with $91 million a year ago.
U.S. crude oil inventories rose by 8.9 million barrels in the week ended Feb. 20, the American Petroleum Institute said in its weekly tally, according to analysts and news reports on Tuesday.
HealthSouth Corp. said Tuesday that fourth-quarter net income was $40.5 million, or 44 cents a share, swinging from a loss of $26.5 million, or 31 cents a share, for the same period a year ago.
Wal-Mart says it opposes a "conscience protection" bill in the retail giant's home state of Arkansas that critics say would sanction discrimination against gays and lesbians.
New Jersey taxpayers got a glimpse Tuesday of how Gov. Chris Christie plans to spend their money for the next fiscal year, as he weighs a 2016 presidential bid and highlights his work with the state teachers union on pension reform.
Shares in Hewlett-Packard Co. slid in late trading Tuesday after the company reported quarterly revenue and an earnings outlook that were below Wall Street estimates.
Shares of Hewlett-Packard Co. slid late Tuesday after the company cautioned that a bullish U.S. dollar will eat into its bottom line.
Shares of Lending Club slumped 8% in after-hours trade after the online marketplace for lenders and borrowers reported fourth-quarter results, its first as a public company, that only matched expectations while providing an in-line outlook for 2015.
First Solar Inc. on Tuesday said it earned $192 million, or $1.89 a share, in the fourth quarter, compared with 64 cents a share a year ago.
DreamWorks Animation posted a massive fourth quarter loss of $247.7 million due to the company's recent restructuring plans, which resulted in layoffs, the closure of its Northern California studio and changes in its film release strategy.
President Barack Obama's health secretary has told Congress that there are no administrative actions available to fix the problems that would result if the Supreme Court invalidates federal subsidies for millions of people buying health care coverage.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday swiftly delivered on his vow to veto a Republican bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada, leaving the long-debated project in limbo for another indefinite period.
FairPoint's unionized workers fear they'll find a mess when they return Wednesday from a four-month strike in which replacement workers handled call center duties and maintained the telecommunications network in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.
A bill that would bring Utah a step closer to accepting bitcoin as payment has passed its first hurdle.
Nevada higher education officials on Tuesday asked legislators for three times more money than the governor has proposed to ramp up construction of a medical school in Las Vegas.