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Baker Hughes Reports Another Drop In U.S. Rig Count

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 2:10pm
Baker Hughes on Friday reported that the number of U.S. rigs actively drilling for oil and natural gas as of Feb. 20 fell by 48 rigs to 1,310.
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New York Stock Exchange's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m.

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 2:03pm
A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at 1 p.m.: AT&T Inc. fell .3 percent to $33.98 with 10,354,400 shares traded.
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Top 10 Nasdaq-traded stocks posting largest percentage increases

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 2:03pm
A look at the 10 biggest percentage gainers on Nasdaq at 1 p.m.: Egalet Corp. rose 21.1 percent to $13.58.
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Drugstore companies shares mixed at 1 p.m.

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 2:03pm
Shares of some top drugstore companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: CVS Health Corp. fell $.43 or .4 percent, to $102.19.
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Top 10 New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks posting largest percentage increases

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 2:03pm
A look at the 10 biggest percentage gainers on New York Stock Exchange at 1 p.m.: AMN Healthcare Services Inc. rose 13.8 percent to $22.95.
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FTC files complaint, alleging deceptive marketing of insect-repelling wrist bands

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 2:01pm
The Federal Trade Commission is filing a complaint against a company that makes wrist bands intended to repel insects, saying there is no evidence they work.
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US rig count drops by 48 in latest week to 1,310; Texas down 22

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 2:01pm
Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. fell by 48 this week to 1,310 amid depressed oil prices.
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What Gov’t Spending Could Mean for Your Retirement

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 1:24pm
It's amazing to me that the closest we can get to fiscal prudence is to prudently conclude maybe if we keep geezers going on the job, we'll put off the financial Armageddon for us.
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Wrong Tax Information Sent To 800,000 HealthCare.gov Customers

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 1:12pm
About 800,000 HealthCare.gov customers got tax forms from the government with incorrect information, a Treasury Department spokesperson said Friday.
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Battery maker Energizer to name personal care spinoff Edgewell Personal Care

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 1:10pm
Energizer, which is in the process of splitting into two separate companies, said Friday that it will name its personal care spinoff Edgewell Personal Care.
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RadioShack Gets OK to Sell Leases to 1,100 Stores

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:58pm
The bankrupt electronics retail got the green light Friday to sell the leases to more than 1,000 of its stores that will close by the end of this month. The proposed sales came early last year as the retailer struggled to turn around its operations.
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Say Goodbye to $2 Gas

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:52pm
It’s almost over for $2 gas. Oil prices have bounced up from recent lows, and a switch to summer-blend gasoline will provide more upward pressure.
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Roman Polanski's Polish lawyers want media barred from the filmmaker's extradition hearing

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:48pm
Roman Polanski's Polish lawyers want media barred from next week's hearing on a U.S. request for the filmmaker's extradition over 1977 charges of sex with a minor.
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AP EXPLAINS: If it's just snow, why can't New England make it all go away?

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:37pm
If it's just snow, why is New England having such a difficult time making it all go away? Midway through an epic winter that's shattered records and buried Boston in more than 8 feet of snow, locals and outsiders alike could be forgiven for wondering why a world-class city that's accustomed to heavy snowfall — and prides itself on being a global center of technology and innovation — can't seem to dig out and move on.
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Mexico says economy grew 2.1 percent in 2014, buoyed by 4th-quarter upturn

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:35pm
Mexico is reporting that its economy grew 2.1 percent in 2014, buoyed by improved performance toward the end of the year.
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US company that sells phone cards to immigrant communities strikes deal with Cuba

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:17pm
A New Jersey-based company that sells discount international calling cards to immigrant communities says it has struck a deal with Cuba's state telecommunications company.
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Italian brand Benetton pledges to compensate victims of 2013 Bangladesh factory collapse

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:17pm
Italian apparel company Benetton says it plans to offer financial compensation for the 2013 garment factory collapse in Bangladesh that killed 1,127 people, the worst tragedy to strike the global garment industry.
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US stock market barely budges at midday as traders watch developments in Greece

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:16pm
The U.S. stock market is little changed at midday as investors monitor the tough debt negotiations between Greece and its European creditors.
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Brazilian court overturns manslaughter conviction of son of former Brazil billionaire

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:03pm
The son of former Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista has won his effort to overturn a conviction on involuntary manslaughter charges for killing a cyclist in 2012.
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Report: Stifel in Talks to Buy Sterne Agee

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 11:53am
Stifel Financial Corp is in talks to buy Sterne Agee Group Inc, a move that would combine two of the largest U.S. brokerages outside of New York, Bloomberg reported on Friday, citing a person with direct knowledge of the matter.
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