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  • The sun reflects off Amazon's logistics centre in Graben

    Amazon.com Inc's quarterly results on Thursday may heighten worries that its edge over online and even traditional brick-and-mortar rivals is narrowing as it charges sales tax in more states, curtailing growth in its core business. Amazon, which has expanded aggressively into mobile devices and computing services to try …

  • New home is being built next to a home with a for sale sign on a street in Vienna, on the morning the National Association of Realtors issues its Pending Home Sales for February report, in Virginia

    Sales of new U.S. single-family homes tumbled to their lowest level in eight months in March, dashing hopes for a quick turnaround for a sector that fell into a soft patch last summer.

  • The AT&T logo is pictured by its store in Carlsbad, California

    Increasingly aggressive discounting is taking a toll on AT&T Inc and U.S. cellular rivals as they struggle to attract customers in a nearly saturated market. While recent price cuts by AT&T led to a surge in first-quarter subscriber adds that beat Wall Street expectations, average revenue per user fell, triggering a 3.2 …

  • Texas quarantine expanded for citrus disease Associated Press - 18 minutes ago

    The vast majority of Texas' commercial citrus groves now reside in expanded quarantine areas aimed at slowing the spread of a disease decimating citrus around the world. The state Department of Agriculture ...

  • Boogeymen and shady deals define spin for Senate Associated Press - 21 minutes ago
    Boogeymen and shady deals define spin for Senate

    The fight for the Senate majority boils down to boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian — if party operatives' spin is to be believed. For months, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has ...

  • Norman, Buck to call US Open when it moves to Fox Associated Press - 21 minutes ago

    Greg Norman and Joe Buck will call the U.S. Open when it moves to Fox next year. The network signed a 12-year rights deal with the U.S. Golf Association in August to air the Open and its other championships. ...

  • Attorney general to defend cap on court awards Associated Press - 22 minutes ago

    Montana's attorney general intends to defend the state's $10 million limit on the punitive damages a judge or jury can award an individual after a district judge ruled the cap is unconstitutional. The ...

  • Brazil's third-biggest airline, Azul Linhas Aereas, unveiled plans on Wednesday to add 11 wide-body jets from European planemaker Airbus (AIR.PA) to start service to the United States. Azul said it would receive six Airbus A330-200s in early 2015, when the airline will begin flying overseas, and five Airbus A350-900 jets …

  • Attorney Bryan Mick of the law firm Mick & Associates is seen at his office in Omaha

    From 2006 to 2009, Provident Asset Management raised $485 million from 7,700 investors who were drawn to its promises of annual returns as high as 18 percent on oil and gas assets. Law firm Mick & Associates helped. Provident paid Mick to provide "due diligence" reports to help brokers decide whether to recommend the …

  • FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler testifies before the House Communications and Technology panel on Capitol Hill in Washington

    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler on Wednesday said he plans to circulate his new proposal for the rules, expected to ensure that network operators disclose exactly how they manage Internet traffic and do not restrict consumers as they surf the Web. Wheeler has in the past indicated that the new net …

  • Brazil passes bill on Internet privacy Associated Press - 30 minutes ago
    Brazil passes bill on Internet privacy

    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Wednesday ratified a bill guaranteeing Internet privacy and enshrining access to the Web during a major conference in Sao Paulo on the future of Internet governance. ...

  • Ovation guitar factory in Connecticut is closing Associated Press - 30 minutes ago

    An Ovation guitar factory in the western Connecticut hills that produced instruments for music legends from Paul Simon to Cat Stevens to Glen Campbell will be closing in June after 47 years and production ...

  • Canada to phase out old rail tank cars in 3 years Associated Press - 30 minutes ago

    Canada will require a three-year phase out or retrofit of the type of rail tankers involved in last summer's massive explosion of an oil train that incinerated much of a Quebec town and killed 47 people, ...

  • Midday Glance: Leisure companies Associated Press - 31 minutes ago

    Shares of some top leisure companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Carnival rose $.21 or .6 percent, to $37.58. Las Vegas Sands Corp. fell $1.19 or 1.5 percent, to $78.87. MGM Resorts International fell $.37 or ...

  • Midday Glance: Restaurant companies Associated Press - 31 minutes ago

    Shares of some top restaurant companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Brinker International Inc. fell $1.64 or 3.2 percent, to $50.03. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. fell $8.93 or 1.7 percent, to $503.74. Darden Restaurants ...

  • Midday Glance: Oil companies Associated Press - 31 minutes ago

    Shares of some top oil companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: BP PLC fell $.10 or .2 percent, to $48.94. Chevron rose $.86 or .7 percent, to $124.86. ConocoPhillips rose $.03 or percent, to $74.20. Exxon Mobil ...

  • Midday Glance: Internet companies Associated Press - 31 minutes ago

    Shares of some top internet companies are down at 1 p.m.: Amazon fell $4.36 or 1.3 percent, to $324.95. eBay fell $.65 or 1.2 percent, to $54.82. Google A fell $5.89 or 1.1 percent, to $539.61. Groupon ...

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Associated Press - 31 minutes ago

    Shares of some top supermarkets companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Kroger rose $.27 or .6 percent, to $45.47. Safeway fell $.05 or .1 percent, to $34.04. Supervalu rose $.35 or 5.2 percent, to $7.11. Whole ...

  • Midday Glance: Staffing companies Associated Press - 31 minutes ago

    Shares of some top staffing companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Kelly Services Inc. class A rose $.16 or .7 percent, to $21.65. Korn/Ferry International Inc. fell $.20 or .7 percent, to $29.91. ManpowerGroup ...

  • NYSE stocks posting largest percentage decreases Associated Press - 31 minutes ago

    A look at the 10 biggest percentage decliners on New York Stock Exchange at 1 p.m.: Unisys Corp. fell 11.4 percent to $25.64. International Game Technology fell 10.2 percent to $12.64. Meritage Homes Corp. ...

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest percentage increases Associated Press - 31 minutes ago

    A look at the 10 biggest percentage gainers on Nasdaq at 1 p.m.: Xoom Corp. rose 18.1 percent to $23.27. Aetrium Inc. rose 17.3 percent to $5.90. Sanmina Corp. rose 14.7 percent to $20.95. Liberty Interactive ...

  • NYSE stocks posting largest percentage increases Associated Press - 31 minutes ago

    A look at the 10 biggest percentage gainers on New York Stock Exchange at 1 p.m.: Hugoton Royalty Trust rose 23.2 percent to $9.92. Navigator Hldgs Ltd. rose 8.8 percent to $26.25. Standard Register Co. ...

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Associated Press - 31 minutes ago

    Shares of some top coal companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Arch Coal fell $.04 or .8 percent, to $4.51. Consol Energy Inc. rose $.33 or .8 percent, to $41.82. Peabody Energy fell $.11 or .6 percent, to $17.20....

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest percentage decreases Associated Press - 31 minutes ago

    A look at the 10 biggest percentage decliners on Nasdaq at 1 p.m.: Cree Inc. fell 11.3 percent to $51.47. Intuitive Surgical Inc. fell 10.1 percent to $379.51. Jakks Pacific Inc. fell 9.9 percent to $8.26. ...

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Associated Press - 31 minutes ago

    A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at 1 p.m.: AT&T Inc. fell 3.1 percent to $35.15 with 38,859,600 shares traded. Advanced Micro Devices Inc. fell 1.2 percent to $4.25 with 17,622,900 ...

  • Midday Glance: Specialty Retail companies Associated Press - 31 minutes ago

    Shares of some top specialty retail companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Autozone Inc. rose $3.86 or .7 percent, to $525.41. Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. rose $.03 or percent, to $63.30. Best Buy fell $.05 or .2 percent, ...

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Associated Press - 31 minutes ago

    A look at Nasdaq 10 most-active stocks at 1 p.m.: Cisco Systems Inc. fell .3 percent to $23.45 with 12,844,500 shares traded. Facebook Inc. fell 2.4 percent to $61.52 with 42,143,300 shares traded. Gilead ...

  • Midday Glance: Utilities companies Associated Press - 31 minutes ago

    Shares of some top utilities companies are up at 1 p.m.: American Electric Power Co. rose $.31 or .6 percent, to $51.98. Consolidated Edison Inc. Holding Co. rose $.05 or .1 percent, to $56.90. Dominion ...

  • Midday Glance: Railroad companies Associated Press - 31 minutes ago

    Shares of some top railroad companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: CSX rose $.03 or .1 percent, to $28.24. Canadian National Railway Co. rose $.48 or .8 percent, to $58.15. Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. fell $1.57 ...

  • Midday Glance: Machinery companies Associated Press - 31 minutes ago

    Shares of some top machinery companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Caterpillar fell $.05 or percent, to $103.64. Deere & Co. rose $.18 or .2 percent, to $93.52. Manitowoc rose $.06 or .2 percent, to $31.87. Terex ...

  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Associated Press - 31 minutes ago

    Shares of some top silver companies are up at 1 p.m.: Hecla Mining Co. rose $.05 or 1.6 percent, to $3.12. Pan American Silver Corp. rose $.30 or 2.4 percent, to $13.02. Silver Standard Resources Inc. ...

  • Midday Glance: Telecom companies Associated Press - 31 minutes ago

    Shares of some top telecom companies are down at 1 p.m.: AT&T Inc. fell $1.14 or 3.1 percent, to $35.15. Verizon Communications Inc. fell $.38 or .8 percent, to $47.55.

  • Midday Glance: Pharmaceuticals companies Associated Press - 31 minutes ago

    Shares of some top pharmaceuticals companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Baxter International Inc. rose $.07 or .1 percent, to $72.45. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. fell $.05 or .1 percent, to $50.94. Hospira fell ...

  • Midday Glance: Media companies Associated Press - 31 minutes ago

    Shares of some top media companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Comcast Corp. rose $.41 or .8 percent, to $51.24. Walt Disney Co. fell $.18 or .2 percent, to $79.27. Gannett fell $.13 or .5 percent, to $27.02. ...

  • Midday Glance: Medical Devices companies Associated Press - 31 minutes ago

    Shares of some top medical devices companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Allergan fell $.08 or percent, to $163.57. Baxter International Inc. rose $.07 or .1 percent, to $72.45. Boston Scientific Corp. unchanged ...

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