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  • 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...

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    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.

  • Prices of LNG are hovering around 18-year-lows, but the outlook for the industry is still solid, an Australian minister suggests.

  • A regulatory filing by a group identifying itself as Integrated Device shareholders said it made an offer to buy the company for $32 per share in cash. The filing was the first and only information that Integrated Device has received from this group, the company's chief executive, Greg Waters, said in a statement, adding that the company has not communicated with...

  • Benchmark Brent edged up over $43 per barrel on hopes that a meeting of major producers on Sunday would result in a deal to curb a persistent global oversupply. Shares of Alcoa were down 3.2 percent at $9.43 in premarket trading. "The market has been in a small consolidating phase, biding time and waiting for the next driver that will dictate the next move in...

  • LONDON, April 12- European shares slipped on Tuesday, with luxury good stocks among the worst performers after France's LVMH posted first quarter sales below forecasts. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was down 0.2 percent. However, Italy's FTSE MIB outperformed, advancing 0.6 percent as shares in its banks rose after Italian financial institutions...

  • TOKYO, April 12- Japanese stocks rose on Tuesday as the yen began to retreat from the previous day's 17- month high against the dollar, lifting shares of exporters as well as recently battered banks. Japan's automakers, which rely heavily on overseas sales for profits, outperformed the index after the yen lost about 0.3 percent to the dollar by the end of trading.

  • Weaker-than-expected demand has hit the once-buoyant liquefied natural gas (LNG) market, but the slump is attracting new customers.

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  • April 8- U.S. stock index futures rose on Friday, boosted by a surge in oil prices and Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's positive comments on the economy. *Crude rose more than 3 percent as encouraging economic indicators in the United States and Europe boosted hopes of rising demand. *Shares of Intercept Pharmaceuticals rose 5.2 percent to $172.50 premarket...

  • TOKYO, April 8- Japan's Nikkei rose on Friday in volatile trade, reversing earlier weakness as the dollar firmed against the yen, lifting risk appetite, but a sharp drop in Fast Retailing shares limited gains on the benchmark. The Nikkei share average gained 0.5 percent to 15,821.52, crawling back from its intraday low of 15,471.80. Fast Retailing Co shares...

  • Relypsa shares jumped as much as 68 percent on the news on Thursday, giving it a market capitalization of close to $1 billion. The stock was up 50 percent at $21.78 percent at mid-afternoon. Relypsa is working with investment bank Centerview Partners Holdings LLC to review offers, the people said this week.

  • Shares of Conagra, known for its Chef Boyardee pasta and Healthy Choice dinners, were up 2.8 percent at $46.70 in premarket trading on Thursday. Sales in ConAgra's commercial foods business, which includes Lamb Weston, rose 6.1 percent to $1.07 billion in the third quarter ended Feb. 28. ConAgra, under pressure from activist hedge fund Jana Partners LLC, announced...