First Niagara Financial Group Inc. (NASDAQ:FNFG) down 13.51 percent or $1.14 to $7.30, recorded an $800 million write-down for the third quarter leading to losses even though the bank generated loan growth.
Thursday's quarterly earnings report from Amazon (AMZN) spooked Wall Street. The 95� per share loss for the third quarter was worse than even the 74� loss analysts had expected.
Brazil's Cutrale and Safra families have succeeded in destroying a rival bid from Ireland's Fyffes for Chiquita, paving the way for their acquisition of the US banana company in what would be a historic deal for Latin America.
... * Euro zone recovery has stalled, leaders have few options to act. * Draghi urges joint action to avoid "relapse into recession".
Trinity Industries Inc. said its Trinity Highway Products unit will stop shipments of its ET-Plus guardrail systems until more crash testing is completed.