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Vanguard Becomes No. 2 U.S. ETF Provider, Topping State Street

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 6:27pm
Vanguard Group has become the second-largest U.S. ETF company by assets, taking that spot from State Street Global Advisors, according to data as of Tuesday's close from ETF.com, which provides information about exchange-traded funds.
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Sallie Mae profit drops on weaker gains from securities sales; stock falls aftermarket

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 6:17pm
Student lender Sallie Mae said Wednesday its fourth-quarter net income fell 75 percent as gains on the sale of securities dropped and operating costs rose.
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F5 Networks Shares Fall On Weak Outlook

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 6:17pm
F5 Networks Inc. shares fell in the extended session Wednesday after the network software company issued a weak outlook for the current quarter.
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Dueling Atlantic City recovery plans at issue as Christie calls 3rd summit on resort future

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 6:03pm
Democratic and Republican plans to help Atlantic City recover from its eight-year losing streak are clashing as Gov. Chris Christie will convene a third summit on the struggling resort's future.
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Aerospace companies shares mixed at the close of trading

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 6:03pm
Shares of some top aerospace companies were mixed at the close of trading: Boeing rose $1.19 or .9 percent, to $132.41.
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Autos companies shares mixed at the close of trading

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 6:03pm
Shares of some top autos companies were mixed at the close of trading: Ford Motor Co. fell $.04 or .3 percent, to $14.97.
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Wicker Lone Senator To Vote Against Amendment Saying Climate Change Not Hoax

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 6:01pm
Republican Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi was the lone senator to vote against an amendment Wednesday saying that climate change is not a hoax.
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Central Bank Of Brazil Raises Overnight Rate 50 Basis Points

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 5:57pm
The Central Bank of Brazil raised its overnight rate 50 basis points to 12.25% Wednesday in an effort to curb rampant inflation.
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New York AG Adds To Complaint Over Barclays Dark Pool

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 5:50pm
The New York Attorney General's office filed an amended complaint that Barclays deceived clients about the way it ran its dark pool.
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UnitedHealth, IBM, Netflix, Advanced Micro Devices and Acacia are big market movers

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 5:45pm
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE UnitedHealth Group Inc., up $3.70 to $109.32 The nation's largest health insurance company reported a boost in fourth-quarter profit that beat Wall Street expectations.
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Kinder Morgan Buys Hiland Partners In a $3 Billion Deal

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 5:39pm
Kinder Morgan said it agreed to buy oil and gas gatherer Hiland Partners in deal valued at $3 billion, including debt.
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EBay Shares Rise On Earnings Beat, Job Cuts

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 5:33pm
Shares of eBay Inc. traded between slight gains and losses in the extended session Wednesday after an earnings beat and job cuts offset a weak outlook.
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How the Dow Jones industrial average and other major indexes fared on Wednesday

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 5:32pm
U.S. stocks closed broadly higher on hopes of new stimulus measures for Europe's weak economy and a sharp rise in oil prices.
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Discover Financial posts lower 4Q profit as one-time charges offset growth in card lending

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 5:32pm
Discover Financial Services says its fourth-quarter net income tumbled 33 percent as the credit card issuer and lender booked hefty one-time charges.
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Xilinx Shares Slide On Weak Sales Outlook

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 5:32pm
Shares of Xilinx Inc. slid in Wednesday's extended trade after the chip maker said it expects fourth-quarter sales to fall 2% to 6% sequentially.
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Shares Of SanDisk Rise As Profits Beat

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 5:22pm
SanDisk reported stronger-than-expected adjusted fourth-quarter earnings but disappointing sales late Tuesday.
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American Express' Profit Tops Forecasts, But Shares Fall In After-hours

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 5:15pm
Shares of American Express fell 1.5% in after-hours trade Wednesday, although the financial services company reported fourth-quarter profit and sales that rose above expectations.
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U.S. Stocks Rise For Third Straight Session On ECB Hopes

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 5:07pm
The U.S. stock market ended Wednesday's choppy trading day with modest gains, extending its winning streak to three sessions, as investors widely expect the European Central Bank to deliver on monetary stimulus at its key meeting on Thursday.
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Google May Offer Wireless Plans, Using T-Mobile, Sprint Networks: Report

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 4:56pm
Google Inc. is considering becoming a wireless carrier, providing a new service that's expected to run on Sprint and T-Mobile's networks, says a report from The Information citing people familiar with the matter.
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Barclays May Face Expanded New York 'Dark Pool' Suit

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 4:43pm
The New York Attorney General, citing newly discovered evidence, said Wednesday he plans to broaden his investigation into allegations that the British bank Barclays used so-called "dark pools" to defraud clients and investors.
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