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The price of oil took another dive Wednesday to new five-year lows after OPEC projected the world will need less of its oil next year.
The House of Representatives will pass a bill on Thursday to fund most of the government through September, Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday.
Crude-oil futures lost more ground Wednesday after the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported a surprise increase in U.S. supplies.
Shares of some top pharmaceuticals companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Baxter International Inc. fell $.08 or .1 percent, to $73.71.
Shares of some top supermarkets companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Kroger rose $.69 or 1.1 percent, to $62.18.
Shares of some top leisure companies are down at 10 a.m.: Carnival fell $.49 or 1.1 percent, to $43.48.
Shares of some top credit card companies are down at 10 a.m.: American Express Co. fell $.46 or .5 percent, to $92.91.
Shares of some top managed care companies are down at 10 a.m.: Aetna fell $.66 or .7 percent, to $88.90.
Shares of some top gold companies are up at 10 a.m.: Barrick Gold Corp. rose $.33 or 2.7 percent, to $12.39.
Shares of some top silver companies are up at 10 a.m.: Hecla Mining Co. rose $.05 or 1.7 percent, to $2.65.
Shares of some top restaurant companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Brinker International Inc. fell $.22 or .4 percent, to $56.56.
A U.S. appeals court overturned the convictions of two former hedge fund managers on charges relating to insider trading, according to a court filing on Wednesday.
Square, the mobile payment processor most recently valued at $6 billion, said its sellers recently processed more than $100 million in sales in a single day.
Qualcomm Inc. is set to lay off about 600 of its workers worldwide, with 300 to go from its California operations, CNET
The government says it is granting four companies permission to use drones for aerial surveillance, construction site monitoring and oil rig flare stack inspections, bringing the total number of companies granted permits for commercial operations to 13.
After gold's 2% ride higher Tuesday, technical traders wonder whether the next big resistance zone will be breached, or if it induces fresh bouts of stale longs in the market.
Revel wants a bankruptcy judge to let it scrap a deal to sell itself to a Canadian firm, and instead let the runner up buy the shuttered New Jersey casino.
Time Magazine named health-care professionals from Doctors Without Borders, Samaritans Purse and others working to quell the ebola epidemic in West Africa as its "Person of the Year" for 2014 on Wednesday.
President Barack Obama is following up on his promise to expand early education opportunities for tens of thousands of children by announcing a $1 billion public-private investment in programs for the nation's youngest learners.
China's government is likely to raise cigarette taxes in order to boost prices and deter smoking, an official said Wednesday, amid a push by the nation of 300 million smokers to crack down on the habit.