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NPS Pharma says FDA extends review of its drug Natpara by 3 months; decision due Jan. 24

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 5:13pm
NPS Pharmaceuticals says the Food and Drug Administration won't make a decision on its drug Natpara on Friday and will extend its review by three months.
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Apple Weighs Sapphire Options, Door Open for GT

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 5:12pm
Apple Inc said on Thursday it is studying options for sapphire supply and might work again with GT Advanced Technologies Inc if the distressed supplier can reduce production costs for the scratch-resistant material.
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Fed Outlines Scenarios for 2015 Bank Stress Tests

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 5:08pm
The U.S. Federal Reserve said on Thursday it would assume wider corporate bond spreads and a higher oil price in the most strenuous scenario it will use in next year's run of its annual check of banks' health.
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Fewer-than-expected people tune in to Pandora in third quarter

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 4:55pm
Pandora Media Inc (NYSE:P) reported a lower-than-expected increase in the number of people tuning in to its Internet radio in the third quarter, sending its shares down 4 percent in extended trading.
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How the Dow Jones industrial average and other major averages did Thursday

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 4:48pm
The stock market got a boost Thursday from a combination of strong corporate earnings and encouraging economic reports.
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Alcoa selling stake in South Carolina smelter to Century Aluminum for $67.5 million

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 4:40pm
Alcoa is selling its stake in a South Carolina aluminum smelter to Century Aluminum Co. for $67.5 million.
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Figures on government spending and debt

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 4:35pm
Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated).
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Drugmaker Pfizer says it will buy back as much as $11 billion more in stock

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 4:32pm
Drugmaker Pfizer says it approved the repurchase of $11 billion in company stock.
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Yelp, Caterpillar, 3M, Cabela and Infinera are big market movers

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 4:32pm
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Yelp Inc., down $13.06 to $57.17 The online business reviews company reported better-than-expected financial results, but its outlook fell short of forecasts.
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Amazon gives a disappointing holiday revenue forecast, shares fall

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 4:31pm
It might be a blue Christmas for Amazon.
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Microsoft Shares Rise After Results Top Estimates

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 4:12pm
Microsoft Corp. on Thursday reported a fiscal first-quarter profit of $4.54 billion, or 54 cents a share, on revenue of $23.2 billion, compared with earnings of $5.24 billion, or 62 cents a share, on $18.5 billion in revenue in the same period a year ago.
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Wheat,corn, oatsand soybeans higher on the CBOT; beef higher, pork lower on the CME.

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 4:03pm
Grain futures were higher Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
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Allegiant Airlines flight returns safely to Las Vegas after reporting possible engine trouble

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 4:01pm
An Allegiant Airlines flight returned shortly after takeoff to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas after a report of possible engine trouble.
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Wall Street Surges as Investors Cheer 3Q Earnings

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 4:00pm
Wall Street rallied into the close Thursday as investors cheered positive third-quarter earnings from two major Dow components.
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Fed To Stress Test Banks For 60% Stock Market Dive, $110 Oil

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 4:00pm
The Federal Reserve will put banks through a stress test where the unemployment rate jumps to 10%, the stock market dives by 60%, and oil prices reach $110 a barrel, according to the methodology released Thursday.
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GM Says State AGs Probing Subprime Auto Business

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 4:00pm
General Motors disclosed in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing that its GM Financial unit was served with additional investigative subpoenas to produce documents from state attorneys general and other governmental offices relating to its subprime auto finance business and securitization of subprime auto loans.
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Possible Ebola Patient Taken To Hospital In N.Y.

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:51pm
A doctor who traveled back to New York from an Ebola-stricken region was rushed to the city's Bellevue Hospital Thursday to see if he's been infected with the deadly virus, various news reports said.
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Microsoft Co-founder Paul Allen Ups Ebola-fighting Pledge To $100 Mln

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:46pm
Microsoft Corp. co-founder and philanthropist Paul G. Allen said Thursday he will commit at least $100 million to the fight against Ebola.
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Microsoft Unveils Fiscal First-Quarter Beat

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:37pm
The tech giant booked beats on both the top and bottom lines in the company's fiscal first-quarter, sending shares 1.5% higher in extended trade.
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