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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.

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    Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals (RCPI) shares are jumping 19.13% to $1.81 on heavy volume Wednesday after the company announced the results of its human proof of principle study of its chronic inflammatory disease and neurologic disorder treatment candidate anatabine citrate.The results of the study showed that a single oral dose of anatabine citrate significantly inhibited the activation of inflammatory p...

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    Shares of Seadrill were falling 4.9% to $9.83 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 3.08% to $57.64 a barrel early Wednesday afternoon, and Brent crude oil for August delivery was down 1.54% to $62.61 a barrel.

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    Shares of Oasis Petroleum (OAS) were falling 6.6% to $14.81 Wednesday as oil prices decline after U.S. inventory data showed an increase in crude oil stockpiles. WTI crude oil for August delivery was down 2.79% to $57.81 a barrel early Wednesday afternoon, and Brent crude oil for August delivery was down 1.6% to $62.57 a barrel.

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    Shares of casual-dining companies Bloomin' Brands Inc. (BLMN) and Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. (BWLD) rose Wednesday. after Goldman Sachs initiated coverage on the sector with buy ratings on both stocks. Cheesecake Factory Inc. (CAKE) shares moved lower, as the broker rated it a sell. Goldman analysts said the casual dining sector ranks in the top half of its discretionary subsectors in the three-year outlook for earnings per-share growth, free cash flow growth and growth in cash return on cash invested.

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    Shares of Whiting Petroleum (WLL) are slipping by 2.42% to $32.81 in late morning trading on Wednesday, as some energy and related stocks tumble due to the decline in oil prices. The commodity is falling as a result of government data showing U.S. crude inventories increased last week by 2.4 million barrels, Reuters reports.

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    Shares of Petrobras were stalling, lower by 0.92% to $8.09 in late morning trading Wednesday, along with other oil related stocks as crude prices fall following the release of data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, according to Reuters. Government data showed U.S. crude inventories increased by 2.4 million barrels last week, for a total of 465.4 million barrels.

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    Shares of Petrobras  were slipping, lower by 0.88% to $8.97 in late morning trading Wednesday, along with other oil related stocks as crude prices fall following the release of data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, according to Reuters. Government data showed U.S. crude inventories increased by 2.4 million barrels last week, for a total of 465.4 million barrels.

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    Shares of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAU)  were up 0.96% to $14.67 in late morning trading Wednesday, after the car maker reported its June auto sales. Fiat Chrysler posted an 8.2% year over year rise in U.S. auto sales for the month of June on strength in its Jeep and Chrysler brands, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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    * Toyota says U.S. June industry sales to rise 4.5 pct. * GM, Ford, Toyota report drop in car sales, rise in SUV sales. * Ford, GM gain in prices commanded for SUVs, trucks. * Jeep sales up 25 percent in June. By Bernie Woodall.

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    Shares of Chesapeake Energy (CHK) are down by 2.15% to $10.93 in mid-morning trading on Wednesday, as some energy and related stocks decline along with the price of oil. Crude oil is falling by 2.51% to $57.98 per barrel and Brent crude is retreating by 1.62% to $62.56 per barrel this morning, according to the CNBC.com index.