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  • 11/17/2017 18:16:09

    Nevada wants to use untried execution drugs that pose risks

    For Nevada's first execution in more than a decade, state officials are turning to a never-before-tried combination of drugs, including a powerful painkiller that is fueling much of the nation's opioid epidemic and a paralyzing drug that could mask any signs of trouble.

  • 11/17/2017 14:38:29

    UPDATE 8-Oil rises over 2 pct, but shows first weekly fall in six

    * TransCanada's Keystone pipeline remains shut after leak (Updates with settlement price, CFTC data)

  • 11/17/2017 14:35:55

    BRIEF-First Horizon and Capital Bank agree to sell 2 branches to Apex Bank

    * First Horizon and Capital Bank agree to sell 2 branches to Apex Bank Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

  • 11/17/2017 14:16:43

    SailPoint valued at more than $1 billion on first day of trading after IPO

    Shares jump as high as 25% in NYSE trading debut. SailPoint Technologies Holdings Inc. (SAIL) shares pulled back from an initial jump Friday but still finished significantly higher on their first day of trading, after the enterprise identity management software company priced its initial public offering late Thursday, promising a more traditional business model to its "unicorn" cousins. SailPoint (SAIL) shares closed up 8.3% at $13, after surging 25% in early trade to touch an intraday...

  • 11/17/2017 12:42:58

    U.S. oil prices climb by nearly 3%, but still post a loss for the week

    Oil prices rallied Friday, scoring a gain of nearly 3%, but they still finished about 0.3% lower for the week to mark their first weekly loss in six. The market has found support from expectations that the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries will extend its production-cut pact when it meets on Nov. 30, but concerns linger over growing U.S. production. December West Texas Intermediate crude climbed by $1.41, or 2.6%, to settle at $56.55 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

  • 11/17/2017 12:24:05

    SailPoint valued at more than $1 billion as shares surge after IPO

    Shares jump as high as 20% on first day of NYSE trading. SailPoint Technologies Holdings Inc. (SAIL) rallied on their first day of trading Friday, after the enterprise identity management software company priced its initial public offering late Thursday, promising a more traditional business model to its "unicorn" cousins. SailPoint (SAIL) shares surged 14% to $13.63, after touching an intraday high of $15, on volume of more than 13 million shares by midday trading.

  • 11/17/2017 10:16:27

    Wal-Mart preorders 15 Tesla trucks for U.S., Canada

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has pre-ordered five Tesla trucks for its U.S. operations and 10 units for Walmart Canada, the company told MarketWatch Friday. Wal-Mart's fleet has about 6,000 trucks in the U.S., the company said. Wal-Mart is "excited to be among the first to pilot this new heavy-duty electric vehicle. We believe we can learn how this technology performs within our supply chain, as well as how it could help us meet some of our long-term sustainability goals, such as lowering emissions," the company said in a statement. Tesla late Thursday unveiled the heavy-duty electric truck and the stock has gained on the news, which also included unveiling a new Roadster, a reboot of the company's first luxury sports car. Earlier Friday, transportation and trucking company J. B Hunt Transport Services Inc. said it had also placed orders for the new rig.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

  • 11/17/2017 09:42:18

    Wal-Mart planning to test Tesla's truck: report

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is planning to test Tesla Inc. heavy-duty truck, according to a report Friday on CNBC quoting a statement obtained from the retailer. The pilot program is planned for the U.S. and Canada, the report said. Tesla late Thursday unveiled the all-electric semi truck, promising a range of 500 miles between charges and some autonomous capabilities. Tesla stock gained on the news, which also included unveiling a new Tesla Roadster, a reboot of the company's first luxury sports car. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

  • 11/17/2017 09:30:47

    US STOCKS-Wall St slips on doubts about tax plan's progress

    * Twenty-First Century Fox jumps on signs of takeover interest

  • 11/17/2017 09:16:27

    Fox shares rise on signs of more takeover interest

    (Reuters) - Twenty-First Century Fox Inc shares were up 3 percent in trading on Friday after sources said both Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc were interested in buying parts of its studio and TV operations.

  • 11/17/2017 09:06:00

    SailPoint Technologies shares surge 20% in trading debut

    SailPoint Technologies Holdings Inc. shares rallied in their first day of trading Friday after the enterprise identity-management company priced its initial public offering late Thursday. SailPoint shares surged 21% to $14.46 in early trading. Late Thursday, the Austin, Texas-based company priced its IPO at $12, above the expected range of $9 to $11 a share. The company offered 14.3 million shares with private-equity firm Thoma Bravo and insiders offering another 5.7 million shares.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

  • 11/17/2017 06:54:31

    Tesla bonds rally after unveiling of Semi truck and new roadster

    Tesla Inc.'s recently issued junk bonds rallied Friday, after the company launched its Semi tractor-trailer and surprised investors with the unveiling of a new version of the Roadster, the electric sports car designed in conjunction with Lotus in the car maker's first automotive effort more than a decade ago. Chief Executive Elon Musk said the new sports car would be first production car able to go from 0 to 60 miles an hour in less than two seconds. "These numbers sound nutty, but they're real," Musk said at the event, streamed live on the internet. TEsla shares jumped in premarket trade after trucking company J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. said it has already ordered multiple tractors. The bonds rallied too, with the most active notes, the 5.300% notes that mature in October of 2025, jumping almost 2 points to 96.31 cents on the dollar to yield 5.899%. On a spread basis, the notes were trading at 353 basis points over Treasures, or 35 basis points tighter. The notes have been trading underwater since they were issued in August on concerns about the company's finances. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

  • 11/17/2017 05:00:01

    Foot Locker's stock soars after profit, revenue and same-store sales beat expectations

    Shares of Foot Locker Inc. shot up 11% in premarket trade Friday, after the athletic footwear retailer reported fiscal third-quarter profit and sales that fell less than expected. Net income for the quarter to Oct. 28 declined to $102 million, or 81 cents a share, from $157 million, or $1.17 a share, in the same period a year ago. Excluding non-recurring items, adjusted earnings per share came to 87 cents, above the FactSet consensus of 80 cents. Revenue slipped to $1.87 billion from $1.89 billion, but beat the FactSet consensus of $1.83 billion. Same-store sales decreased 3.7% from a year ago, but the FactSet consensus was for a decline of 4.6%. Merchandise inventories were $1.32 billion, down 3.4% from a year ago. Chief Executive Richard Johnson said despite the "highly promotional" environment, the availability of premium product is gradually improving compared with the first half of the year. The stock had plunged 33.2% over the past three months through Thursday, while the SPDR S&P Retail ETF has climbed 6.0% and the S&P 500 has gained 6.4%.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

  • 11/17/2017 01:36:00

    Nationwide warns of tough times for consumers

    Britain's biggest building society Nationwide has reported a fall in first half profits and warned it could face tougher trading in coming months amid the squeeze on consumers.

  • 11/17/2017 01:16:38

    GOP closer to big win with House tax vote; Senate unclear

    Republicans have stretched closer to delivering the first big legislative victory for President Donald Trump and their party.

  • 11/16/2017 17:31:21

    Comcast, Verizon approached Twenty-First Century Fox to buy some assets -sources

    Comcast Corp(CMCSA) and Verizon Communications Inc (VZ) have both expressed interest in acquiring a significant part of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's assets, two people familiar with the situation told Reuters on Thursday.

  • 11/16/2017 17:31:03

    UPDATE 3-Comcast, Verizon approached Twenty-First Century Fox to buy some assets -sources

    Nov 16 (Reuters) - Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc have both expressed interest in acquiring a significant part of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's assets, two people familiar with the situation told Reuters on Thursday.

  • 11/16/2017 16:07:58

    Comcast, Verizon approached Twenty-First Century Fox to buy some assets: sources

    (Reuters) - Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc have both approached Twenty-First Century Fox Inc to express interest in buying Fox assets that were the subject of recent talks between Fox and Walt Disney Co, two people familiar with the situation told Reuters on Thursday.

  • 11/16/2017 16:06:34

    UPDATE 2-Comcast, Verizon approached Twenty-First Century Fox to buy some assets -sources

    Nov 16 (Reuters) - Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc have both approached Twenty-First Century Fox Inc to express interest in buying Fox assets that were the subject of recent talks between Fox and Walt Disney Co, two people familiar with the situation told Reuters on Thursday.

  • 11/16/2017 16:04:46

    Virginia regulators approve carbon cap-and-trade plan

    Virginia regulators have granted preliminary approval to a plan making Virginia the first Southern state with a carbon cap-and-trade program.

  • 11/16/2017 15:59:39

    BRIEF-Ameren Illinois announces pricing of first mortgage bonds offering due 2047

    * Ameren Illinois announces pricing of first mortgage bonds offering due 2047

  • 11/16/2017 15:56:44

    Texas county sues chemical plant owner over fires, blasts

    The county that's home to Houston has asked a state court to order safeguards and fine the owner of a chemical plant that partially exploded during Hurricane Harvey.In a lawsuit filed Thursday, the Harris County Attorney's Office said Arkema Inc.'s facility in Crosby violated Texas environmental laws by releasing toxic and hazardous chemicals during flooding and fires, sickening first responders and residents.

  • 11/16/2017 15:52:41

    BRIEF-Pacific Drilling receives approval of first day motions

    Pacific Drilling Sa(PACDQ): * Pacific Drilling(PACDQ) receives approval of first day motions.

  • 11/16/2017 15:51:37

    BRIEF-CB Financial, First West Virginia Bancorp agree to merge

    Cb Financial Services Inc(CBFV). * CB Financial Services, Inc.(CBFV) and First West Virginia Bancorp, Inc. (FWVB) agree to merge.

  • 11/16/2017 15:37:03

    Applied Materials shares rise after hours following earnings, outlook beat

    Applied Materials Inc. shares rose in the extended session Thursday, following an initial dip, after the chip-materials company's quarterly results and outlook topped Wall Street estimates. Applied Materials shares, which slipped about 2% at first, later rose 2% to $59 after hours, following a 3.7% gain during the regular session. At the close, shares were up 79% for the year. The company reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $982 million, or 91 cents a share, compared with $610 million, or 56 cents a share, in the year-ago period. Adjusted earnings were 93 cents a share. Revenue rose to $3.97 billion from $3.3 billion in the year-ago period. Analysts surveyed by FactSet had estimated 91 cents a share on revenue of $3.94 billion. For the fiscal first quarter, Applied Materials estimates earnings of 94 cents to $1.02 a share on revenue of $4 billion to $4.2 billion. Analysts expect earnings of 91 cents a share on revenue of $3.97 billion for the first quarter.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

  • 11/16/2017 15:36:03

    BRIEF-Verizon also in early stages of exploring acquiring parts of 21st Century Fox - CNBC

    Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. * Verizon (VZ) is also in early stages of exploring acquiring parts of 21st Century Fox (FOXA) - CNBC, citing DJ Further company coverage:

  • 11/16/2017 15:24:54

    UPDATE 1-Comcast approached Twenty-First Century Fox to buy some assets - source

    Nov 16 (Reuters) - Comcast Corp has approached Twenty-First Century Fox Inc, expressing interest in the same assets that Walt Disney Co had approached Fox for recently, according to a person familiar with the matter.

  • 11/16/2017 15:14:11

    Comcast approaches Twenty-First Century Fox for buying some assets: CNBC

    - Comcast Corp has approached Twenty-First Century Fox Inc and expressed interest in buying some major assets, CNBC reported on Thursday, citing sources. The news comes days after reports that Fox had held talks to sell most of its film and cable television assets to Walt Disney Co. Fox and Comcast did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

  • 11/16/2017 14:54:13

    FDA OKs new therapy for some hemophilia patients

    U.S. regulators have approved the first new treatment in nearly two decades to prevent internal bleeding in certain patients with hemophilia, an inherited blood-clotting disorder.

  • 11/16/2017 14:53:51

    Seattle Defends Its New High-Earner Income Tax In Court

    The first legal steps challenging a Seattle income tax pit the city's progressive policy against longstanding resistance to taxing income in Washington state.

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