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    A surge in mergers and acquisitions in the healthcare sector has been a windfall for investment bankers, with fees from activity in the sector up 59 percent in the first half of 2015, according to Thomson Reuters data. Goldman Sachs (GS) commanded 11.8 percent of all healthcare fees, followed by JP Morgan with 11.2 percent and Morgan Stanley (MS) with 6.9 percent.

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    Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA) said Thursday it delivered a record 11,507 Model S vehicles in the second quarter, up 52% from the year-earlier period. The number was well above the company's estimate of 10,000 to 11,000 units, sending its shares up almost 3% in premarket trade. The electric car maker headed by entrepreneur Elon Musk has started reporting quarterly sales with the target of publishing them three days after the end of the quarter.

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    - Macy's Inc said on Wednesday it would end its business relationship with Donald Trump, and New York City said it was reviewing its contracts with the billionaire developer and U.S. presidential hopeful because of his comments insulting Mexicans.

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    By Wallace Witkowski and Sue Chang, MarketWatch. Xoom Corp. shares jumped in the extended session Wednesday after the digital money-transfer company agreed to be acquired by PayPal Inc.. Xoom shares surged 25% to $25.55 on moderate volume after PayPal offered to buy the company for $25 a share.

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    Goldman Sachs initiated coverage of casual dining companies Wednesday, citing their growing popularity with consumers and flexibility to address changing preferences. Shares of Bloomin' Brands Inc. (BLMN) and Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. (BWLD), which were both initiated with buy ratings, closed higher, while Cheesecake Factory (CAKE), which was rated sell, moved lower. "Not only do government data and our own survey data suggest a stronger underlying acceleration in casual dining versus," Goldman...

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    Greenbrier shares closed trading up 1.84% to $47.71 on Wednesday after the freight railroad car equipment manufacturer reported its third quarter earnings results before the opening bell today.The Lake Oswego, OR-based company reported third quarter net income of $42.8 million, or $1.49 per share on an adjusted basis on revenue that grew 20.4% over the previous year to $714.6 million.Analysts o...

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    Shares of United Continental Holdings (UAL) finished the day in the red, down by 2.49% to $51.69 at the close of trading on Wednesday, as a Justice Department investigation sent airline stocks plunging this afternoon. The DOJ is investigating some airline companies to determine if they are colluding to grow at a slower rate in order to keep fares high, the Associated Press reports.

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    Shares of Transocean (RIG) were falling 3.5% to $15.56 Wednesday as oil prices fall after U.S. inventory data showed an increase in crude oil stockpiles. WTI crude oil for August delivery was down 4.41% to $56.85 a barrel early Wednesday afternoon, and Brent crude oil for August delivery was down 2.53% to $62.98 a barrel.

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    Hartford Financial Services (HIG) shares are up 5.9% to $44.04 in afternoon trading on Wednesday as the insurance industry received a boost from ACE's $28 billion acquisition of rival Chubb Corp.,ACE shareholders will own 70% of the combined company with Chubb (CB) shareholders owning the remaining 30%.This quarter has been the busiest for insurance industry mergers and acquisitions in the last 12 years, ...

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    The United States filed a lawsuit on Wednesday to stop Sweden's Electrolux AB, which owns the Frigidaire, Kenmore and Tappan brands, from buying General Electric Co's (GE) appliance business, the Justice Department said in a statement. It said the $3.3 billion deal would hurt competition, and consumers, by combining two of the three top makers of stoves, cooktops and ovens.

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     Shares of Kinross Gold Corp   were retreating, down 5.39% to $2.19 in afternoon trading Wednesday, along with other gold related stocks as the precious metal trades in the negative. Gold prices are approaching a near four week low level on a stronger dollar as traders remain hopeful for progress in the Greek crisis, according to Reuters.

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    The U.S. Department of Justice said on Wednesday it is investigating whether U.S. airlines worked together illegally to keep airfares high by signaling plans to limit flights. The Justice Department wrote to major U.S. air carriers demanding that they detail decisions to limit the number of seats they offer, and what they've said about those plans to investors, securities analysts and the public.

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    Shares of Delta Air Lines (DAL) are lower by 4.33% to $39.30 in mid-day trading on Wednesday, as the airline sector takes a hit following reports that the Justice Department is investigating whether or not some companies within the industry are colluding to grow at a slower rate in order to keep fares high.