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Utilities companies shares mixed at 10 a.m.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 10:29am
Shares of some top utilities companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: American Electric Power Co. rose $.17 or .3 percent, to $51.59.
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Railroad companies shares up at 10 a.m.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 10:29am
Shares of some top railroad companies are up at 10 a.m.: CSX rose $.29 or 1.0 percent, to $30.51.
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Restaurant companies shares up at 10 a.m.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 10:29am
Shares of some top restaurant companies are up at 10 a.m.: Brinker International Inc. rose $.59 or 1.3 percent, to $47.37.
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Specialty Retail companies shares mixed at 10 a.m.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 10:29am
Shares of some top specialty retail companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Autozone Inc. rose $3.57 or .7 percent, to $532.60.
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Silver companies shares down at 10 a.m.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 10:29am
Shares of some top silver companies are down at 10 a.m.: Hecla Mining Co. fell $.03 or .8 percent, to $3.26.
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Leisure companies shares up at 10 a.m.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 10:29am
Shares of some top leisure companies are up at 10 a.m.: Carnival rose $.57 or 1.5 percent, to $37.91.
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Homebuilders companies shares up at 10 a.m.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 10:29am
Shares of some top homebuilders companies are up at 10 a.m.: DR Horton rose $.43 or 2.1 percent, to $21.27.
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P&G eyes Duracell, Braun in sweeping brand culling: sources

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 10:08am
The consumer-products giant is reportedly working with advisors including Goldman Sachs to review as many as 100 brands for potential divestiture.
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Confidence among US homebuilders climbs to highest level since January; sales outlook improves

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 9:56am
U.S. homebuilders are feeling more confident in their sales prospects headed into next year, a sign that home construction and sales of newly built homes may pick up after stalling this summer.
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Home-builder Confidence Highest In Seven Months: NAHB

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 9:55am
A gauge of confidence among home builders rose in August to the highest level in seven months, increasing two points to 55, according to National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo data released Monday.
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Homebuilder Sentiment Improves in August

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 9:48am
Home builder confidence ticked higher in August as an improving job market and falling mortgage rates boosted outlook for home sales.
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McDonald's confronts its junk food image as sales flag

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 9:44am
At a dinner McDonald's hosted for reporters and bloggers, waiters served cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs using ingredients from the chain's menu.
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US stocks open higher, following gains in European markets; Family Dollar jumps on new bid

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 9:35am
U.S. stocks are opening higher, following gains in Europe.
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People familiar with discussions tell AP Buffalo to host NHL scouting combine next 2 years

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 9:25am
The NHL's annual pre-draft scouting combine is moving to Buffalo for the next two years, two people familiar with discussions told The Associated Press on Sunday night.
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Rafael Nadal Pulls Out Of The U.S. Open

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 9:23am
Rafael Nadal is out of the U.S. Open before the Grand Slam tennis tournament even begins next week.
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Ingersoll-Rand to buy Cameron's compression business unit for $850 million

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 9:15am
Ingersoll-Rand PLC said Monday that it has agreed to buy the centrifugal compression business from Cameron International Corp. for $850 million, as it looks to grow its compression business.
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New competition at ABC, CBS for ratings leader Brian Williams at NBC

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 9:06am
Wearing shades as he walked back to work following a pizza lunch recently, Brian Williams ducked into Rockefeller Center and passed a tour guide who noted the celebrity sighting to his group: "Ladies and gentlemen, there's Tom Brokaw." The television business can be humbling, even nearly 10 years after Williams succeeded Brokaw as NBC "Nightly News" anchor.
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California weighing bird deaths from concentrated solar plants

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 9:01am
Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays — "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair Federal wildlife investigators who visited the BrightSource Energy plant last year and watched as birds burned and fell, reporting an average of one "streamer" every two minutes, are urging California officials to halt the operator's application to build a still-bigger version.
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Community Health Systems says data stolen in cyber attack

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 8:33am
U.S. hospital operator Community Health Systems Inc said it suspected data of about 4.5 million clients were stolen by Chinese hackers from its computer network.
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Report: Federated Investors sees S&P 500 at 2,500 in two years

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 8:20am
The S&P 500 could hit 2,500 within the next 18 months to two years, Barron's reported on Sunday, citing its interview with Stephen Auth, chief investment officer, equities at Federated Investors.
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