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  • *Home sales in California jump 80 pct. May 24- Toll Brothers Inc's quarterly revenue jumped nearly 31 percent as the company sold more luxury homes at higher prices, underscoring a steady growth in the U.S. housing market. Shares of Toll Brothers, which mostly builds high-end single-family homes, rose as much as 6.8 percent to $28.93 in late morning trading.

  • VietJet founder Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao speaks at a press conference in Dubai in November 2015. In less than five years, the businesswoman has turned VietJet into a serious rival to flagship carrier Vietnam Airlines.

    Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao explains how she took Vietnam's low-cost carrier from "bikini flights" to IPO, and how she'll conquer global aviation.

  • Just when you thought the dearth of M&A in Europe was here to stay, Bayer sweeps in with a $62 billion bid for U.S. giant Monsanto.

  • Sumner Redstone (L) and Philippe Dauman in 2007.

    Michael Morris, media analyst at Guggenheim, tells CNBC's "Power Lunch" why a shake-up at Viacom could be a good thing.

  • The Chrysler Jefferson North Assembly Plant is shown in Detroit, Michigan.

    Shares of Fiat Chrysler fell Monday following reports from a German newspaper that the automaker may have violated emissions standards in Germany.

  • US companies now sinking in debt

    A new study shows corporate America is accumulating debt at a much faster pace, despite almost $2-trillion in cash.

  • MILAN, May 23- Shares in Fiat Chrysler fell more than 5 percent on Monday after Germany's Bild newspaper reported that the carmaker could be prohibited from selling cars in Germany if evidence of disregard of emissions rules was found. Germany began testing vehicles of several carmakers in the wake of the diesel emissions scandal that engulfed Volkswagen,...

  • TORONTO, May 20- Canada's main stock index rose on Friday as financials led broad-based gains, and energy shares advanced as rainfall helped beat back a wildfire near major oil sands deposits. The sponsor of the REIT is a part of life insurer Manulife Financial Corp. In Toronto, Manulife's shares rose 1.5 percent to C $18.68. Firefighters battling a massive blaze...

  • *Oil was marginally up on Friday and hovered near a six-month high, helped by supply disruptions in Canada and Nigeria. *New York Fed President William Dudley said on Thursday the U.S. economy was strong enough to warrant a rate hike in June or July. *Tesla rose 1.4 percent to $218.23 in premarket trading on Friday after the company priced its secondary offering of...

  • *FTSE 100 up 1.5 pct. LONDON, May 20- UK shares rose on Friday, set for their biggest daily gain in more than a month after a rise in bottling company Coca-Cola HBC and a rally in mining stocks. Miners were the top sectoral gainers, with the FTSE 350 Mining index rising 2.8 percent as metals prices firmed, with copper supported by signs of more demand in China as local...

  • *FTSE 100 up 1.5 pct. LONDON, May 20- UK shares rose on Friday, set for their biggest daily gain in more than a month after a rise in bottling company Coca-Cola HBC and a rally in mining stocks. Miners were the top sectoral gainers, with the FTSE 350 Mining index rising 2.8 percent as metals prices firmed, with copper supported by signs of more demand in China as local...

  • May 20- Hong Kong shares followed most other Asian stock markets higher on Friday, but light volumes indicated caution as investors braced for a U.S. interest rate hike possibly as early as next month. Investors are also increasingly worried that China's economy may be losing momentum again. The New York Fed's William Dudley, a permanent voting member of the...

  • *FTSEurofirst index falls 1.2 pct. MILAN/ LONDON, May 19- European shares fell on Thursday as weaker oil and metals prices put pressure on commodities stocks and concern mounted that U.S. interest rates would be raised soon. "This more-than-expected hawkish tone from the minutes is sending European shares lower," Market Securities' chief European strategist,...

  • SAO PAULO, May 19- Latin American stocks and currencies fell on Thursday after U.S. Crude prices fell below $48 per barrel, pressured by an unexpected build in U.S. stocks. Shares of Brazilian oil company Petróleo Brasileiro SA slipped 0.6 percent, weighing on the country's benchmark Bovespa stock index.

  • MILAN/ LONDON, May 19- European shares fell on Thursday as weaker oil and metals prices put pressure on commodities stocks and concern mounted that U.S. interest rates would be raised soon. "This more than expected hawkish tone from the minutes is sending European shares lower," said Stephane Ekolo, chief European strategist at Market Securities, except for "the...

  • May 19- Wal-Mart Stores Inc on Thursday reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit as sales in the U.S. market rose, sending the retailer's shares up nearly 10 percent. Excluding special items, earnings per share came to 98 cents in the first quarter ended on April 29, exceeding the analysts' average estimate of 88 cents, according to Thomson Reuters...

  • May 19- Hong Kong stocks closed at the lowest level in 2-1/ 2 months on Thursday, joining most Asian markets in sliding on the growing possibility of another U.S. rate hike soon. Investors, already worried about China's economic health, became more cautious as minutes from the last Federal Reserve meeting showed central bank officials felt the U.S. economy could be...

  • A rare and previously unknown variation in some people's genes substantially reduces their heart attack risk, the Icelandic researchers said.

  • *Q3 adjusted profit 57 cents vs est. *Sees Q4 adjusted profit 59- 61 cents vs est. "Security is and will remain one of our absolute highest priorities," Chief Executive Chuck Robbins said on a post-earnings conference call on Wednesday.

  • May 18- Halcón Resources Corp, which produces oil in Texas and North Dakota, said on Wednesday it plans to file for a prepackaged bankruptcy that would wipe out $1.8 billion in debt and help it survive the drop in crude prices. Shares of the Houston- based company fell 55 percent to 44 cents in after-hours trading. Together with several former colleagues from...