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  • April 25- Bank of America Corp's former finance chief, Joe Price, has agreed to pay $7.5 million to settle a New York lawsuit that accused the bank and its former executives of misleading investors during the lender's acquisition of Merrill Lynch.

  • *Reaffirms full-year earnings view of $3.90- $4.00/ shr. April 25- Credit rating agency Moody's Corp reported a stronger-than-expected quarterly profit, driven by higher income from its analytics unit.

  • April 25- Bank of America Corp's former finance chief, Joe Price, has agreed to pay $7.5 million to settle a New York lawsuit that accused the bank and its former executives of misleading investors during the lender's acquisition of Merrill Lynch.

  • April 25- Amazon.com Inc's shares dropped more than 9 percent in early trading, after analysts raised concerns about the high level of spending on technology, content and new warehouses. Amazon's cloud computing service is likely to face increasing price competition, the analysts said.

  • April 25- United Technologies Corp said the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission had launched an investigation regarding sales of the company's jet engines in China by a non-employee sales representative.

  • April 25- Cytokinetics Inc said its experimental treatment for Lou Gehrig's disease- a progressive neurodegenerative disorder- failed the main goal in a mid-stage trial, sending its shares down about 60 percent before the bell.

  • Microsoft to get video content from AOL Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 8:56 AM ET

    April 25- Online media group AOL Inc said on Friday it would offer its video content on Microsoft Corp's platforms, starting this summer. Microsoft's MSN and Bing apps for Windows will get content from AOL's HuffPost Live, TechCrunch and Moviefone as well as its partner sites, including ESPN, TMZ, and Martha Stewart.

  • The devaluation of the Venezuelan currency has hurt many companies including Ford Motor Co, Procter& Gamble Co and Mondelez International Inc, the maker of Cadbury and Oreo, as it reduces the value of sales in the Latin American country.

  • *Q1 earnings per share 99 cents vs est of $1.00/ shr. April 25- State Street Corp, the world's second-largest custody bank, reported a 22 percent fall in first-quarter profit, mainly due to higher expenses related to recent job cuts.

  • *Q1 adj shr $1.84 vs est $1.70. Production was up 6 percent in North America and 7 percent in Europe and Africa, Lear said. Ford Motor Co, General Motors Co and BMW AG are Lear's largest customers and made up about 54 percent of its sales in 2013..

  • April 25- Prestige Brands Holdings Inc, a marketer and distributor of healthcare and cleaning products, said it would buy rival Insight Pharmaceuticals Corp for $750 million in cash to expand its range of feminine care products.

  • State Street profit falls 22 pct as expenses rise Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 7:20 AM ET

    April 25- State Street Corp, the world's second-largest custody bank, reported a 22 percent fall in quarterly profit, mainly due to higher operating expenses. The net income available to common shareholders fell to $356 million, or 81 cents per share, in the first quarter ended March 31, from $455 million, or 98 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • April 25- Lear Corp, a maker of auto seats and electrical power systems, posted a 12 percent rise in quarterly profit, driven by an increase in global vehicle production. Net income attributable to Lear rose to $122 million, or $1.47 per share, in the first quarter ended March 29 from $108.5 million, or $1.13 per share, a year earlier.

  • Colgate-Palmolive net profit falls 16 pct Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 7:11 AM ET

    April 25- Colgate-Palmolive Co reported a 16 percent drop in quarterly profit, hurt by a one-time charge related to the fall in value of the Venezuelan bolivar. The company's net profit fell to $388 million, or 42 cents per share, in the quarter ended March 31, from $460 million, or 48 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • April 25- Prestige Brands Holdings Inc, a marketer and distributor of healthcare and cleaning products, said it would buy rival Insight Pharmaceuticals Corp for $750 million in cash to expand its feminine care products range. As part of the deal, Prestige will acquire tax attributes with a present value of about $100 million, the company said in a statement.

  • TOKYO/ NEW DELHI, April 25- Japanese telecoms giant NTT DoCoMo Inc said on Friday it was seeking to sell, likely at a deep discount, its stake in a loss-making Indian joint venture with diversified conglomerate Tata Group, bowing out of the world's second-biggest mobile phone market.

  • *Extent of China slowdown a key risk factor. Much will depend on how China- the world's second-largest economy- performs. The consensus from over 200 economists polled April 15-24 was for growth in economies from China to India, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand to be steady and near last year's largely lacklustre levels.

  • April 25- Bank of America Corp's former finance chief, Joe Price, has agreed to pay $7.5 million to settle a lawsuit that accused the bank and its former executives of misleading investors during the lender's acquisition of Merrill Lynch, the Wall Street Journal reported.

  • April 24- The growing popularity of using fingerprints to unlock mobile phones and other devices is expected to drive growth at Synaptics Inc, which makes the chips enabling the technology popularized by Apple Inc's iPhone 5 S.

  • April 24- Privately owned activist fund Relational Investors LLC disclosed a 9.08 percent stake in Clean Harbors Inc, saying the hazardous waste manager is "undervalued," according to a regulatory filing.