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September 4, 2014



BP

Price:$44.89

Chg: -$2.82

% chg: -5.9%

Day's high/low:

$48.09/$44.68

A U.S. judge said BP was "grossly negligent" and "reckless" in the 2010 oil spill that devastated the Gulf of Mexico. The ruling could force BP to pay billions of dollars in additional fines.

Mattress Firm

The bedding marketer posted a 35.5% increase in second-quarter revenue and announced the acquisition of The Sleep Train, a mattress retailer.

Apple

The stock got hammered again on concerns about reports of security issues connected with iPhones and Apple's cloud service and worries about Apple being leapfrogged in smartphone innovation and value.





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Source: USA Today


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