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General Electric, Aflac, Lubrizol are among big market movers Monday

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
Monday, March 14, 2011; 4:40 PM

NEW YORK - Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market:

NYSE

Lubrizol Corp., up $29.24 at $134.68

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. plans to spend about $9 billion to buy specialty chemical maker Lubrizol Corp.

General Electric Co., down 44 cents at $19.92

The U.S. conglomerate's nuclear power unit helped design the plant that posed a nuclear meltdown threat after Japan's massive earthquake.

Aflac Inc., down $1.65 at $53.90

The U.S. company, a major insurance seller in Japan, said it expects a minimal sales impact from the earthquake and tsunami, but shares still fell.

Tiffany & Co., down $3.33 at $59.86

Shares of the upscale jewelry seller slid on worries about its large business in Japan, where investors fear a slowdown.

Las Vegas Sands Corp., down $1.44 at $38.62

A Jefferies analyst downgraded the casino company's investment rating, saying an SEC probe of its Macau operations would weigh on shares.

Denison Mines Corp., down 74 cents at $2.55

Fears about the safety of nuclear power because of the threat of a meltdown in Japan weighed on the uranium miner's shares.

NASDAQ

First Solar Inc., up $7.17 at $146.91

Shares of the solar energy company rose amid worries about the safety of nuclear power and a constrained global supply of oil.

Corinthian Colleges Inc., up 37 cents at $4.91

The trade school chain cut its guidance for student enrollments, but backed its outlook and said student default rates were improving.

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