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  • Goldman Sachs BDC shares fall in debut Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 9:41 AM ET

    March 18- Shares of Goldman Sachs BDC Inc, a business development company backed by Goldman Sachs Group Inc, fell 2.5 percent in their debut, valuing the company at about $690 million. The company raised about $120 million after its offering of 6 million shares was priced at $20 per share, the low end of the expected range of $20- $21. BofA Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs...

  • March 18- General Mills Inc, the maker of Cheerios cereal and Betty Crocker cake mixes, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as sales rose in the United States after five straight quarters of decline. General Mills shares rose about 1 percent to $52.40 in premarket trading. General Mills, along with ConAgra Foods Inc and Campbell Soup Co, is...

  • *European shares follow Asia higher. *Brent crude dips towards $53 a barrel on supply. If we get that and a measured message on the dollar's impact on inflation then, given the slight retracement we have seen in the first half of this week, I think the dollar will do well, "said Michael Sneyd, a currency strategist with BNP Paribas in London.

  • *Nintendo, DeNA untraded with buy orders after tie-up news Nintendo- related shares soar on new console hopes. Nintendo shares were untraded at 0220 GMT, but looked set to rise by its daily limit of 21 percent to 17,080 yen as the stock was flooded with buy orders after it and DeNA Co said they will jointly develop game applications. CLSA raised Nintendo's rating to'...

  • March 17- Photoshop maker Adobe Systems Inc reported a lower-than-expected rise in subscriptions for its Creative Cloud software suite and forecast a second-quarter profit that missed the average analyst estimate. The company forecast an adjusted profit of 41- 47 cents per share for the second quarter, below the average analyst estimate of 48 cents,...

  • SEATTLE, March 17- Oracle Corp posted flat third-quarter revenue and slightly lower profit as the U.S. dollar strengthened, but the business software maker on Tuesday raised its quarterly dividend 25 percent to 15 cents a share. Shares of Oracle, often a barometer for the technology sector, initially fell but quickly rose 3.3 percent in after-hours trading to...

  • UPDATE 1-Oracle revenue flat, hurt by strong dollar Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 4:28 PM ET

    March 17- Oracle Corp reported flat revenue for its fiscal third-quarter on Tuesday, held back by the recent rise in the U.S. dollar, but increased its quarterly dividend 25 percent to 15 cents a share. Shares of Oracle, often a barometer for the technology sector, initially fell but quickly rose 0.8 percent in after-hours trading to $43.20. "Although currency...

  • *American Airlines shares up; oil prices fall. The Nasdaq was up slightly, boosted by shares of Apple, up 1.7 percent at $127.03, and Facebook, up 1.7 percent at $79.36. "People are waiting for the Fed to provide some degree of clarity going forward," said Michael O'Rourke, chief market strategist at JonesTrading in Greenwich, Connecticut.

  • European shares slip from highs, automakers weigh Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 1:35 PM ET

    *Peugeot falls as car sales growth lower than sector. The STOXX Europe Automobiles and Parts index fell 2.5 percent, hit by a 5.9 percent fall in Peugeot after the automaker's vehicle sales rose less than the sector in February. Peugeot underperformed the European auto market in February with an increase limited at 1.1 percent, "a Paris- based trader said.

  • March 17- Fuel cell maker Plug Power Inc reported a bigger-than-expected quarterly loss as costs and expenses more than doubled, sending its shares down nearly 11 percent in premarket trading. Plug Power, whose fuel cells offer a pollution-free alternative to power forklifts, said revenue more than doubled to $21.5 million for the fourth quarter.

  • March 17- Fuel cell maker Plug Power Inc reported a bigger-than-expected quarterly loss as costs and expenses more than doubled, sending its shares down 11 percent in premarket trading.

  • March 17- Molycorp Inc's shares were set to open lower on Tuesday after the rare earths miner's auditor raised doubts about its ability to continue as a "going concern" and the company posted a net loss for the twelfth quarter in a row. Molycorp said it had engaged financial and other advisers to restructure its debt, but may not have enough money to stay afloat if the...

  • March 17- Hong Kong shares slipped on Tuesday, as lingering worries over anticipated monetary tightening in the United States offset bullish sentiment about China on mainland markets. Analysts say Premier Li Keqiang's remarks over the weekend have improved China's economic outlook, and boosted market confidence, but gains in Hong Kong shares have been...

  • How more maternity leave could save firms billions Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 2:10 PM ET

    An executive at Vodafone talks to CNBC about the drivers behind the mobile giant's radical new global maternity leave policy.

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, March 16- Canada's Legumex Walker Inc, which operates a canola-crushing plant in Washington State, said on Monday that it might sell itself or make other strategic moves, sending its shares up as much as 16 percent. The Winnipeg- based company posted a loss of C $13.1 million for the first nine months of 2014 and had C $82.2 million in long-term...

  • LONDON, March 12- Short interest in shares of European utilities has risen in past weeks, as investors become bearish on the stocks because of poor earnings outlooks and pressure on their dividend payouts. But expectations rates will rise in the United States and the United Kingdom have boosted bond yields, making utilities less attractive after a recent share...

  • March 12- Shares of cement maker Summit Materials Inc, controlled by Blackstone Group LP, rose as much as 12.5 percent in their trading debut on Thursday, valuing the company at $1.87 billion. The stock opened at $20.16 and touched a high of $20.25, valuing the company at about $1.87 billion. Citigroup and Goldman Sachs& Co are the lead underwriters of the offering.

  • March 12- Shares of Summit Materials Inc, a cement maker controlled by Blackstone Group LP, rose as much as 12.5 percent in their trading debut on Thursday, valuing the company at $1.87 billion. The offering was priced at $18 each, the midpoint of the expected range of $17- $19. Summit Materials' valuation takes into account 92.26 million outstanding shares, if all...

  • March 12- U.S. stocks opened higher on Thursday, rebounding after two days of declines, though shares of Intel Corp weighed on Nasdaq after the company warned that first-quarter revenue would be weaker than expected.

  • The U.S. government announced the infection of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian flu in turkeys in Arkansas-- home to Tyson Foods Inc, the world's biggest chicken company. Shares in producers Tyson, Pilgrim's Pride Corp and Sanderson Farms Inc tumbled on Wednesday, with Tyson's stock price hitting its lowest point in five months and the stock price for JBS SA unit...