Gold for April delivery surged $18.90 to settle at $1,681.60 an ounce at the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange, while March crude oil futures closed up 37 cents at $97.94 a barrel.
The benchmark 10-year Treasury rose 2/32 to raise the yield to 1.995%. The dollar was down by 0.38%, according to the
U.S. dollar index
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CEO Aubrey McClendon is
leaving the company he founded 24 years ago
amid strategic differences with the company's new board.
Shares surged 6%.
beat analysts' fourth-quarter estimates but guidance from the key Apple
partner came in below Wall Street's views
Shares were up 0.5% on Wednesday.
shares soared 15% after the company agreed to be acquired by
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners
for about $5 billion, including the assumption of debt.
shares slid 2.7% amid news that the company's chief game designer Brian Reynolds is leaving the company.
shares were off 2.4%. The company is now in the
early days of the commercial launch of Juxtapid
for the treatment of homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH), a rare genetic disease that prevents cholesterol from being cleared from the body.
-- Written by Andrea Tse and Joe Deaux in New York.
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