Wednesday's Top News Headlines

Here are today's top news stories from Fool.com.

Jan 8, 2014 at 9:50AM

Here are today's top news headlines from Fool.com. Check back throughout the day as this list is updated, and follow us on Twitter at TMFBreaking.

Stock Market Today: Microsoft's CEO Hunt and Constellation Brands' Big Quarter

Why You Must Watch Nestlé SA, Cellular Dynamics International, AstraZeneca plc (ADR), and ArthroCare Corporation Today

Sirius XM Is Negotiating in Public

WellPoint Selling 1-800-Contacts

JPMorgan Chase's Disturbing Timeline in the Bernie Madoff Case

Constellation Brands Beats Earnings Targets on Huge U.S. Beer Sales

Barnes & Noble Names Nook Leader to Be CEO

Morning Dow Report: Microsoft, P&G Fall After Strong Jobs Report; DuPont Bounces

Comcast Increases Video Customers for First Time in More Than 6 Years

Why the U.S. Oil Boom May Go Off the Rails

Natural Gas Pipeline Bottlenecks Lead to Price Spikes in New England

Cold Drives 4 Duke Energy Utilities to Record Highs for Winter Power Use

Starbucks Makes a Big Bet on New Product Mix in 2014

Solar Flare Delays Orbital Sciences' Launch

Following Success of "Under the Dome," Amazon, CBS Ink Deal on TV Show Starring Halle Berry

Lockheed Martin Secures $84.5 Million Contract From U.S. Navy

Why Micron Technology, Inc. Shares Popped

ADP: December Was Best Month for Job Growth in 2013

$770 Million Delta Air Lines Upgrades Will Change Seats, Overhead Bins

France Fines Google $204,000 Over Privacy Policy

Why Forest Laboratories Inc. Shares Soared

Mulally's Rejection Sparks Microsoft's Fall as the Dow Dives

Fed Reduced Bond Buys After Seeing Big Job Gains

3D Systems Unveils Printer for Your Kitchen and Alan Mulally Squashes Microsoft Rumors

Why TASER International, Inc.'s Shares Jumped

Crude Oil Supplies Shrink for 6th Straight Week

Seattle Genetics and AbbVie Broaden Cancer Partnership


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