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  • April 30- AT&T Inc has approached DirecTV about a possible acquisition of the satellite TV company, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the situation. A deal would likely be worth at least $40 billion, DirecTV's current market capitalization, the newspaper said.

  • April 30- The Coca-Cola Co is likely to revise its controversial equity compensation plan for executives before it goes into effect in 2015, following pressure from Warren Buffett, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • April 30- Sprint Corp is planning to move ahead on a bid for smaller rival T-Mobile US Inc after meeting banks in April, Bloomberg reported, quoting people with knowledge of the situation.

  • WASHINGTON, April 30- The United States has resisted lobbying by U.S. drug and pharmaceutical companies to take tougher trade action against India for its intellectual property policies, deciding against risking ties with a likely new government in New Delhi.

  • April 30- MetLife Inc, the largest U.S. life insurer, reported a 36 percent rise in net income, helped by a derivative gain linked to credit spreads, but operating earnings fell short of market expectations as claims increased.

  • WASHINGTON, April 30- The United States named China and India on a watch list for countries that aren't doing enough to fight intellectual-property crimes, warning of trade-secret theft in China and the proliferation of generic drugs and counterfeiting in India.

  • April 30- Contract electronics manufacturer Flextronics International Ltd reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter revenue and adjusted profit on Wednesday, helped by higher demand from its game console and smartphone customers. Flextronics makes and assembles desktop PCs for Lenovo but does not make mobile phones for the Chinese company.

  • April 30- British media baron Richard Desmond will announce that he is selling free-to-air TV broadcaster Channel 5 to U.S.-based Viacom Inc for up to 450 million pounds, The Guardian reported On Wednesday, without citing sources.

  • April 30- JDS Uniphase Corp, a maker of communication and networking equipment, posted weaker-than-expected quarterly results due to a delay in orders, and the company forecast current-quarter results below analysts' estimates.

  • April 30- Yelp Inc, the operator of consumer review website Yelp.com, reported a better-than-expected 66 percent jump in quarterly revenue due to higher revenue from local advertising on mobile devices. Shares of Yelp, which went public in March 2012, rose 5 percent in extended trading.

  • April 30- JDS Uniphase Corp, a maker of communication testing and networking equipment, posted weaker-than-expected quarterly results due to a delay in orders, and it forecast current-quarter results below analysts' estimates.

  • Derivative gain boosts MetLife profit Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 4:32 PM ET

    April 30- MetLife Inc, the largest U.S. life insurer, reported a 36 percent rise in quarterly earnings, helped by a derivative gain linked to credit spreads. Net profit rose to $1.30 billion, or $1.14 per share, for the first quarter ended March 31, from $956 million, or 87 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • April 30- Contract electronics manufacturer Flextronics International Ltd reported a 27 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by higher demand from its game console and smartphone customers.

  • Yelp's revenue jumps as mobile advertising revenue rises Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 4:12 PM ET

    April 30- Yelp Inc, the operator of consumer review website Yelp.com, reported a 66 percent rise in quarterly revenue due to higher revenue from local advertising on mobile devices as more customers use smartphones and tablets for information.

  • April 30- Private equity firm Carlyle Group LP reported an 18 percent drop in quarterly profit on Wednesday as strength in its main business of corporate buyouts was offset by weaker performances in its credit and real-estate funds.

  • TORONTO/ VANCOUVER, April 30- Outgoing Barrick Gold Corp founder and Chairman Peter Munk gave a spirited defense of his replacement, John Thornton, on Wednesday days after his successor was lambasted by a rival gold company and investors criticized his pay package.

  • April 30- Time Warner Inc raised its full-year earnings forecast after the box-office success of "The Lego Movie" and the popularity of HBO shows such as "Game of Thrones" and "True Detective" led to a near-doubling of quarterly profit.

  • WASHINGTON, April 30- The United States named China and India on a watch list for countries that aren't doing enough to fight intellectual-property crimes, warning of trade-secret theft in China and the proliferation of generic drugs and counterfeiting in India.

  • April 30- New York state's main banking regulator said on Wednesday it had teamed up with card payment companies Visa Inc and MasterCard Inc to curb illegal payday loans through debit card transactions.

  • AHMEDABAD, India, April 30- Police opened a investigation against Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, tipped to be India's next prime minister, after he flashed his party's symbol and made a speech after casting his vote in a violation of election rules.