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Talks between FairPoint, unions enter 3rd week; 1,700-plus workers on strike since October

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 12:20pm
Negotiations between FairPoint and unions representing striking workers are in a third week.
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Wal-Mart launches cash pick up option for tax refunds

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 12:17pm
Wal-Mart is launching a service allowing customers to pick up their tax refunds in cash at its stores.
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Pershing Square makes adviser Fraidin its vice chairman, noting his experience with mergers

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 11:34am
Hedge fund Pershing Square Capital Management on Tuesday named Stephen Fraidin as its vice chairman, touting his experience in mergers and acquisitions.
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New Jersey casino says Martin Luther King Day menu was intended as a tribute; some disagree

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 11:34am
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.
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Clean Harbors says it plans to spin off oil and gas field services unit; also names COO

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 11:34am
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.
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Specialty Retail companies shares mixed at 10 a.m.

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 11:33am
Shares of some top specialty retail companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Autozone Inc. rose $2.44 or .4 percent, to $583.29.
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Home-builder Confidence Slips One Point To 57 In January

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 11:00am
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.
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Homebuilder Sentiment Dips in January

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:58am
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. 
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Report: Starboard to Push Staples, Office Depot Deal

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:54am
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.
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Telecom companies shares down at 10 a.m.

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:46am
Shares of some top telecom companies are down at 10 a.m.: AT&T Inc. fell $.09 or .3 percent, to $33.71.
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Utilities companies shares mixed at 10 a.m.

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:46am
Shares of some top utilities companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: American Electric Power Co. rose $.01 or percent, to $63.58.
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Autos companies shares mixed at 10 a.m.

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:46am
Shares of some top autos companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Ford Motor Co. fell $.20 or 1.3 percent, to $14.82.
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Big-box Retail companies shares down at 10 a.m.

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:46am
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.
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Education companies shares down at 10 a.m.

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:46am
Shares of some top education companies are down at 10 a.m.: Apollo Group fell $.24 or .9 percent, to $25.37.
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Staffing companies shares down at 10 a.m.

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:46am
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.
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Supreme Court sides with Teva in patent dispute over multiple sclerosis drug

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:46am
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.
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U.S. Stocks Open Higher Amid Earnings, ECB Stimulus Hopes

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:37am
The U.S. stock market opened higher on Tuesday, though a slide in oil is likely to keep gains in check.
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US homebuilder confidence, sales expectations slip in January; outlook still favorable overall

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:22am
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.
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The Higher Moments of Options Trading

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 9:55am
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.
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Cancer-causing agent detected in drinking water after pipeline spill along river in Montana

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 9:47am
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.
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