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U.S. stocks jumped Friday as investors reacted to strong corporate earnings as well as data showing home construction picked up last month.
A North Carolina drugmaker plans to test its experimental antiviral drug in patients who have Ebola, after getting authorization from regulators at the Food and Drug Administration.
An upstate New York yogurt company says it's laying off more than 30 workers, an announcement made just as yogurt became the state's official snack.
Grain futures were lower Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.
Jimmy Choo inched higher on its London stock market debut, watched closely by even the least fashion-conscious of bankers after a flurry of canceled listings across Europe.
Shares of some top staffing companies are up at 10 a.m.: Kelly Services Inc. class A rose $.03 or .2 percent, to $16.23.
Shares of some top restaurant companies are up at 10 a.m.: Brinker International Inc. rose $.09 or .2 percent, to $51.71.
Shares of some top oil companies are up at 10 a.m.: BP PLC rose $.95 or 2.3 percent, to $41.67.
Shares of some top media companies are up at 10 a.m.: Comcast Corp. rose $.92 or 1.8 percent, to $50.51.
Shares of some top telecom companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: AT&T Inc. rose $.23 or .7 percent, to $33.87.
Shares of some top leisure companies are up at 10 a.m.: Carnival rose $.12 or .3 percent, to $34.81.
Consumer sentiment in October rose to a reading of 86.4 from 84.6 in September, according to reports out Friday, marking the highest level since July 2007.
Consumer sentiment rose to the highest level in more than seven years, boosted by views on personal finances and the national economy.
A new lottery game that features more but smaller jackpots will start this weekend in some U.S. states.
A Maine government survey says the average price of heating oil in the state dropped 5 cents from the end of September to $3.27 per gallon.
A new survey suggests slower economic growth ahead in rural areas of 10 states in the Plains and the West.
State lawmakers passed legislation Thursday that could allow legal sports betting in New Jersey to move forward.
Credit Suisse appointed two new investment banking bosses on Friday and promoted them to its top ranks, a move likely to raise fresh questions over its appetite to scale back a unit hit by volatility and lackluster profits.
Eagle Materials is moving further into the energy sector by buying a company that sells an ingredient crucial to the hydraulic fracturing techniques now widely used to extract oil and natural gas.
Ohio's unemployment rate fell slightly last month after holding steady for two months in a row, according to state numbers released Friday.