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Negotiations between FairPoint and unions representing striking workers are in a third week.
Wal-Mart is launching a service allowing customers to pick up their tax refunds in cash at its stores.
Hedge fund Pershing Square Capital Management on Tuesday named Stephen Fraidin as its vice chairman, touting his experience in mergers and acquisitions.
A New Jersey casino says one of its restaurants intended to honor Martin Luther King Jr. by offering fried chicken, collard greens and macaroni and cheese.
Clean Harbors Inc. said Tuesday that it plans to spin off its oil and gas field services unit as a separate publicly traded company following a strategic review of its business.
Shares of some top specialty retail companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Autozone Inc. rose $2.44 or .4 percent, to $583.29.
A gauge of confidence among home builders ticked down this month by one point to 57, staying close to the highest level since late 2005, according to National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo data released Tuesday.
Homebuilder sentiment dipped slightly below Wall Street expectations which showed sentiment holding steady in January, but it remained stronger than in the early part of 2014, a gauge from the National Association of Home Builder said Tuesday.
Starboard Value LP is calling for office-supply chains Staples Inc. and Office Depot Inc. to merge in a letter it plans to release Tuesday, the first time the activist has publicly declared itself in support of a tie-up of the rivals since taking a stake in Staples last month.
Shares of some top telecom companies are down at 10 a.m.: AT&T Inc. fell $.09 or .3 percent, to $33.71.
Shares of some top utilities companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: American Electric Power Co. rose $.01 or percent, to $63.58.
Shares of some top autos companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Ford Motor Co. fell $.20 or 1.3 percent, to $14.82.
Shares of some top big-box retail companies are down at 10 a.m.: Costco Wholesale Corp. fell $.38 or .3 percent, to $139.34.
Shares of some top education companies are down at 10 a.m.: Apollo Group fell $.24 or .9 percent, to $25.37.
Shares of some top staffing companies are down at 10 a.m.: Kelly Services Inc. class A fell $.21 or 1.3 percent, to $15.45.
The Supreme Court has sided with Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. in the company's high-profile patent dispute with rival firms over the top-selling multiple sclerosis drug.
The U.S. stock market opened higher on Tuesday, though a slide in oil is likely to keep gains in check.
U.S. homebuilders are feeling slightly less confident in their sales prospects ahead of the spring homebuying season, traditionally the peak period for home sales.
In the derivatives business, we are surrounded by mathematical constructs solely predicated on the bell curve. Once you live through a derivatives disaster, you know deep inside derivatives behave in a very non-normal way.
A cancer-causing component of oil has been detected in the drinking water supply of an eastern Montana city just downstream from a crude oil spill that entered the Yellowstone River.