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  • LONDON, March 31- European shares fell on Thursday, retreating after solid gains in the previous session following dovish comments from the head of the U.S. The index had risen 1.3 percent in the previous session after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's call for caution in raising U.S. interest rates buoyed global stock markets. French telecom stocks were...

  • TORONTO, March 30- Canada's main stock index rose on Wednesday as energy stocks bounced with higher oil prices and equity investors broadly cheered a more cautious tone on U.S. interest rate hikes from the Federal Reserve. Among the most influential movers on the index were pipeline operator Enbridge Inc, which rose 2.2 percent to C $50.19, and oil and gas...

  • March 30- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc said it had asked its lenders to agree to waive a condition of its credit facility that would put it in breach of covenants if the company did not file its annual report by April 29, as planned. The company, whose U.S.-listed shares were up 4.7 percent at $30.34 in premarket trading on Wednesday, said this month...

  • A Sharp Corp. logo is displayed on a door at the entrance to the company's plant in Yaita, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan, on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015.

    Taiwan's Foxconn Wednesday agreed to acquire Sharp at a big discount to its original offer after a month of wrangling.

  • TOKYO, March 30- Japanese stocks fell on Wednesday as the yen strengthened against the dollar after U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen called for caution on raising interest rates, with the stronger yen weighing on Japan's exporters. Shares of Takata Corp plunged 19.5 percent after Bloomberg News reported the company's worst-case scenario for its...

  • Two Chinese banks fell on their first trading day in Hong Kong on Wednesday, reflecting investor fears about non-performing loans and bad debt.

  • Alphabet's CEO problem

    CNBC Contributors Jeffrey Sonnenfeld of the Yale School of Management, and Bill George, former Medtronic chairman & CEO, talk about the leadership challenges facing Alphabet with the various companies in the corporate structure.

  • March 29- U.S. solar company SunEdison Inc is at "substantial risk" of bankruptcy, unit TerraForm Global Inc said, sending SunEdison's shares down 20 percent in premarket trading. TerraForm Global, citing SunEdison's liquidity issues, said it would join its parent and fellow SunEdison "yieldco" TerraForm Power Inc in delaying its annual report for the year ended...

  • March 29- Hong Kong stocks drifted aimlessly and closed flat on Tuesday, ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, after trading resumed following a four-day Easter weekend. The Hang Seng index edged lower in morning trading but ended the session up 0.1 percent at 20,366.30 points. Shares of BYD Co Ltd jumped 4.9 percent in Hong Kong, far...

  • At a property trade fair in Beijing, China

    Despite China's limits on property financing, real estate is still a favorite asset class of the Chinese, said CLSA's regional property research head.

  • NEW YORK, March 28- Wall Street ended little changed on Monday as weaker-than-expected U.S. economic data reduced concerns about potential interest rate hikes and a dip in oil prices pushed down energy shares.

  • Dennis Hamilton, a former vice president of tax at the maker of car audio systems, pleaded guilty to one count of securities fraud in the federal court in New Haven, Connecticut, U.S. He also faces related U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission civil charges. Harman shares rose 12.5 percent on Oct. 31, 2013, after the Stamford, Connecticut- based company made its...

  • *Tim Westergren to replace Brian McAndrews as CEO. March 28- Online music streaming service Pandora Media Inc appointed founder Tim Westergren as its chief executive to replace Brian McAndrews, who left the company on Monday, sending its shares down 10 percent. The company also appointed independent board member Jim Feuille as chairman and promoted chief...

  • A Chinese day trader watches a stock ticker at a local brokerage house in Beijing, China.

    China's massive pension fund is likely to start investing in the mainland's A-shares this year, state-run China Daily reported on Monday.

  • Netflix has been lowering the quality of its videos to most wireless networks for more than five years, the WSJ reported.

  • March 24- GameStop Corp, the world's largest retailer of video games, reported quarterly revenue that missed estimates, hurt by weaker sales of new gaming software. Total revenue rose 1.4 percent to $3.53 billion but missed the average analyst expectation of $3.57 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. GameStop's net income rose to $247.8 million, or...

  • NEW YORK, March 24- Hedge funds may have taken too big a bite of Apple Inc.. Shares of the iPhone maker are one of the biggest bets among hedge funds, with 47 of them listing Apple among their ten largest holdings as of the end of 2015, according to a report from Goldman Sachs on March 18. Shares of Apple fell 6.5 percent on Jan. 27, the day after the company reported its...

  • March 24- Set-top box maker TiVo is in advanced talks to sell itself to digital entertainment guide provider Rovi Corp, the New York Times reported on Thursday, citing people briefed on the talks. Shares of TiVo, which had a market value of about $750 million as of Wednesday's close, jumped as much as 22.8 percent to $9.41, while Rovi's fell as much as 2.1 percent to...

  • March 24- Activist hedge fund Starboard Value LP, an investor in Yahoo Inc, said it was seeking to remove the entire board of the struggling Internet company. Yahoo's shares were up 0.7 percent at $35.03 in premarket trading. Shareholders have until March 26 to submit nominations for board members to be elected at Yahoo's annual meeting this spring.