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  • April 20- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Wednesday as investors assessed earnings reports and crude snapped a short-lived rally after Kuwaiti oil workers called off their strike. *Shares of Intel were down 2.4 percent at $30.84 in premarket trading after the chipmaker lowered its revenue forecast for the year. *Coca-Cola fell 1.3 percent to $46...

  • PARIS, April 20- Zodiac Aerospace said on Wednesday it had shortened average delays in aircraft seat production to days rather than months, sending its shares higher in a respite from factory congestion which disrupted airplane deliveries. Chief Executive Olivier Zarrouati, under pressure over a series of profit warnings, said the company was coming out of a "...

  • TOKYO, April 20- Mitsubishi Motors Corp said its vehicles failed a fuel economy test, sending its shares down more than 15 percent and wiping $1.2 billion from its market value on Wednesday. Japan's sixth-largest automaker by market value said its president, Tetsuro Aikawa, will attend a news conference at 5:00 p.m. to address issues of misconduct related to...

  • Viacom shares were down 6.5 percent at $36.32 on Nasdaq, while Dish shares rose 1.5 percent to $47.19. On March 7, Viacom Chief Executive Philippe Dauman said he expected to renew the contract with Dish Network Corp in the next quarter. Dauman said during Viacom's last quarterly earnings call that the New York- based media company had entered into a short-term...

  • April 19- U.S. motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson Inc beat Wall Street estimates with its first-quarter sales and earnings, but shares dipped amid concern about the company's eroding U.S. market share, rising bike inventories and higher marketing costs. Sales in the United States, where it is typically the market leader, slipped 0.5 percent.

  • The stronger results came despite a decline in sales in the United States, its main market, due to increased discounting by competitors and continued weakness in areas of the country that are dependent on the oil industry. Net income fell to $250.5 million, or $1.36 per share, from $269.85 million, or $1.27 a share, a year earlier, when there was more outstanding...

  • LONDON, April 19- Global stocks reached their highest levels since early December on Tuesday as oil prices rose, driven by a strike in Kuwait, and signs of economic stabilization in China improved demand for risky assets. MSCI's All Countries World Index, which tracks shares in 45 countries, rose as high as 407.45 points, its highest since Dec. 7, on strong gains in...

  • April 18- Event management software maker Cvent Inc said it agreed to be acquired by private equity firm Vista Equity Partners for about $1.65 billion in cash. Shares of Cvent rose 65.6 percent to $35.28, but were below the offer price of $36 per share. Morgan Stanley is Cvent's financial adviser, while Wilson Sonsini Goodrich& Rosati, Professional Corp is its...

  • TAIPEI, April 18- Taiwan stocks were lower Monday, weighed by weakness in regional markets, although transport shares rose slightly on falling oil prices. Shares of CTBC Financial Holding Co Ltd bucked the trend slightly and were up just 0.3 percent after the company said on Friday it planned to buy the Malaysian unit of Royal Bank of Scotland for $189.7 million.

  • TOKYO, April 18- Shares in Toyota Motor Corp fell 5 percent on Monday, leading a sharp decline in shares of other manufacturers after deadly earthquakes in southern Japan last week hit its supply chain. The stock fell as much as 6.8 percent in early morning trade. The benchmark Nikkei average was down 2.5 percent.

  • NEW YORK, April 17- Shares of General Motors Co and Ford Motor Co could rise at least 25 percent in the next year, with U.S. auto sales likely to come in stronger than many investors fear, according to a report on Sunday in Barron's financial newspaper. Both companies' stocks look cheap, Barron's said. Shares of both companies have been under pressure as a result of...

  • On the Money 2

    Three years after Detroit became the largest U.S. city to enter bankruptcy, investment in the Motor City is accelerating. Reporter Kate Rogers goes to Michigan to meet start-up entrepreneurs to see where the new jobs are and what is working in Motown.

  • April 15- Shares of BATS Global Markets Inc jumped as much as 23 percent in their debut on the company's own exchange- redemption after a botched attempt to go public in 2012.. The offering of 13.3 million shares was priced at the top of the expected range of $17- $19 each, raising $252.7 million and making it the biggest U.S.-based IPO so far this year.

  • TORONTO, April 15- Canada's main stock index fell on Friday as a pullback in oil prices weighed on energy shares, while Bombardier Inc surged on reports that it is close to a deal to sell up to 125 CSeries jets to a U.S. airline. Bombardier advanced 9.8 percent to C $1.68 after the Wall Street Journal reported that Delta Air Lines Inc was in the final stages of a deal with...

  • Noble Group shares are great value after precipitous drop in the last year, says Religare's Religare Capital Markets' research director, Nirgunan Tiruchelvam.

    Noble Group has had a difficult year after criticism of its accounting practices hit the stock, but at least one analyst is bullish.

  • April 13- China's Tsinghua Unigroup unveiled a stake of roughly 6 percent in Lattice Semiconductor Corp on Wednesday, sending shares of the U.S. chip manufacturer soaring 18 percent on speculation of a possible acquisition. Its shares rose 99 cents to $6.36, giving it a market capitalization of roughly $740 million. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the...

  • April 13- Delphi Automotive Plc has won an appeal with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and can be considered a British company, the automotive supplier said in a filing with U.S. securities regulators on Wednesday. The IRS concluded last Friday that Delphi would not have to make adjustments for the 2009 and 2010 tax years, the filing said. Delphi shares rose more...

  • April 13- Wall Street was set to open higher on Wednesday, helped by strong Chinese trade data and JPMorgan Chase& Co's higher-than-expected quarterly profit. Shares of JPMorgan, which kicked off Wall Street bank earnings, were up 2.3 percent at $60.65 in premarket trading. "I think all of these factors could cause a very volatile session today, notwithstanding a...

  • *Futures rise: Dow 99 pts, S&P 12.25 pts, Nasdaq 33.75 pts. April 13- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Wednesday after strong Chinese trade data raised hopes that the world's second largest economy was beginning to recover. The stock was up 2.3 percent at $60.65 in premarket trading.