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  • NEW YORK, April 4- Shares of U.S. hospital operators dropped on Tuesday as Republicans sought to revive plans to dismantle the Affordable Care Act that has benefited the companies. Top White House officials met moderate and conservative Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday in an effort to revive a plan to repeal and replace the 2010 health...

  • NEW YORK, April 4- Shares of U.S. hospital operators dropped on Tuesday as Republicans sought to revive plans to dismantle the Affordable Care Act that has benefited the companies. Top White House officials met moderate and conservative Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday in an effort to revive a plan to repeal and replace the 2010 health...

  • NEW YORK, April 4- Shares of U.S. hospital operators dropped on Tuesday as Republicans sought to revive plans to dismantle the Affordable Care Act that has benefited the companies. Top White House officials met moderate and conservative Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday in an effort to revive a plan to repeal and replace the 2010 health...

  • NEW YORK, April 4- Shares of U.S. hospital operators dropped on Tuesday as Republicans sought to revive plans to dismantle the Affordable Care Act that has benefited the companies. Top White House officials met moderate and conservative Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday in an effort to revive a plan to repeal and replace the 2010 health...

  • *First Abu Dhabi Bank up in heavy trade. DUBAI, April 4- Stock markets in the Middle East rose on Tuesday with Abu Dhabi gaining the most, buoyed by heavy trade in the shares of a newly merged bank while buying from foreign funds boosted Egypt. Shares of recently merged First Abu Dhabi Bank jumped 4.8 percent in very heavy trade, helping lift Abu Dhabi's index 1.8...

  • Visitors gathered at the fence bordering the south lawn of the White House in Washington DC on January 19, 2017

    The Trump administration has issued a warning to U.S. companies, cautioning that it would prosecute those who overlook qualified American workers.

  • TORONTO/ OTTAWA, April 3- Canada's main stock index ended modestly higher after a choppy session on Monday as gains in gold producers and other resource shares offset weakness in the energy sector and consumer-related stocks. Teck Resources Ltd rose 5.5 percent to C $30.68 as European coal futures rose due to a disruption of coal exports caused by rail line...

  • DETROIT, April 3- Major U.S. automakers on Monday posted sales figures for March that came in below market expectations and heightened concerns America's long, robust boom cycle for car sales may finally be losing steam, pushing car companies' shares down. General Motors Co and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV shares both fell almost 4 percent, while Ford Motor Co was...

  • DETROIT, April 3- Major U.S. automakers on Monday posted sales figures for March that came in below market expectations and heightened concerns the country's boom in vehicle sales may be losing steam, sending shares in car companies down. General Motors Co and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV shares both fell almost 4 percent, while Ford Motor Co was off 3 percent.

  • DETROIT, April 3- U.S. sales of new vehicles in March at major automakers came in below market expectations, according to figures released on Monday, sending shares of General Motors Co and Ford Motor Co down more than 2 percent. The news also weighed on car retailer stocks. The March sales offered the market a glimpse of the overall health of middle-class American...

  • *Dubai firms and in slightly higher volumes. *Egypt follows global shares up. DUBAI, April 3- Stock markets in the Middle East diverged on Monday with Dubai and Egypt's index outperforming their peers while shares of Abu Dhabi National Energy soared again on investors' optimism that the company had turned a corner.

  • HONG KONG, April 3- Hong Kong stocks rose on Monday, with infrastructure-related stocks surging on news that Beijing plans to set up a special economic zone in the heavily polluted province of Hebei. Shares of China building materials maker BBMG surged as much as 46 percent to their highest since May 2015, making it the top performer in Hong Kong.

  • HONG KONG, April 3- Hong Kong stocks edged up on Monday morning, on track to break a two-day run of losses, with infrastructure-related stocks surging after Beijing announced plans to set up a special economic zone in the heavily polluted province of Hebei. Shares of China building materials maker BBMG Corp surged as much as 46 percent to its highest since May 2015,...

  • TOKYO, April 3- Shares in Toshiba Corp tumbled on Monday after sources told Reuters that the troubled Japanese conglomerate would likely miss a third deadline to report its quarterly business results. A third postponement of the October-December earnings, currently due on April 11, looks necessary because Toshiba's auditor, PricewaterhouseCoopers Aarata...

  • March 31- A federal judge in Delaware on Friday struck down key patents held by Acorda Therapeutics Inc related to its multiple sclerosis drug Ampyra, and the stock fell 24 percent before being halted. District Judge Leonard Stark opens the door for generic versions of the drug by makers including Mylan Inc and Roxane Laboratories Inc.. Sales of Ampyra...

  • KIGALI, March 31- Shares in I&M Bank Rwanda jumped 11 percent following their market debut on Friday, a boost to the local bourse amid signs of declining interest from investors in frontier markets. The government offered 99,030,400 shares in the lender, a 19.81 percent stake, raising 8.9 billion francs for the construction of a second airport near the capital.

  • TAIPEI, March 31- Taiwan stocks fell on Friday, led by the semiconductor and transportation indexes as the Taiwan dollar continued to weaken further from a near-29-month high posted earlier this week. As of 0306 GMT, the main TAIEX index fell 0.16. The Taiwan dollar weakened T $0.051 to stand at.

  • TAIPEI, March 31- Taiwan stocks fell on Friday, led by the semiconductor and transportation indexes as the Taiwan dollar continued to weaken further from a near-29-month high posted earlier this week. As of 0306 GMT, the main TAIEX index fell 0.16. The Taiwan dollar weakened T $0.051 to stand at.

  • TORONTO, March 30- Canada's main stock index pulled back from a one-month high on Thursday as deal-related news pressured shares of Cenovus Energy Inc and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. Cenovus shares tumbled 11.8 percent to C $15.39 after the Canadian company agreed to buy oil sands and natural gas assets from ConocoPhillips for C $17.7 billion.

  • TORONTO, March 29- Canada's Lululemon Athletica Inc on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter earnings per share that fell shy of analysts' expectations, hurt by a stronger-than-expected Canadian dollar, and said first-quarter comparable sales were expected to fall. The company said it expects first-quarter revenue between $510 million to $515 million, based...