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  • April 15- Associated Materials Group Inc, a maker of home-building products, said on Tuesday it had decided to withdraw its plans for an initial public offering. Last July, the company, owned by buyout firm Hellman& Friedman LLC, filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for an IPO of up to $100 million.

  • April 15- A U.S. federal court granted Zogenix Inc a preliminary injunction against a ban blocking the sale of its controversial opioid painkiller, Zohydro, in Massachusetts, citing public interest.

  • April 15- New York state's top financial regulator has ordered Credit Suisse to turn in the employment records of its former New York head as part of a widening investigation into potential tax evasion involving the Swiss bank, a source close to the matter told Reuters.

  • April 15- Post-it notes maker 3 M Co said its board opposed a proposal by shareholder James McRitchie to allow investors holding enough shares to take a particular action through written consent without putting it to a vote.

  • April 15- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved GlaxoSmithKline Plc's Tanzeum injection for treating adults with type 2 diabetes, in combination with diet and exercise. However, it is unknown whether Tanzeum causes thyroid C-cell tumors, the FDA said on its website.

  • April 15- Hedge fund Elliott Management reaffirmed its $3.36 billion offer for network gear maker Riverbed Technology Inc after being rebuffed twice, saying it remained "extremely interested" in acquiring the company. The stock had touched a high of $22.76 in February after Elliot raised its initial bid by $2 to $21 per share.

  • Twitter buys social data provider Gnip Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 11:06 AM ET

    April 15- Twitter Inc said it bought social data provider Gnip to provide enhanced data analytics capabilities to its business customers. Twitter did not disclose the price it paid for Gnip. Twitter's shares were little changed at $41.02 in late morning trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

  • Zebra Tech buys Motorola scan technology for $3.45B Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 10:57 AM ET
    Greg Brown, president and chief executive officer of Motorola Solutions Inc., second from right, rings the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Jan. 4, 2011.

    Barcode printer maker Zebra Technologies said it would buy Motorola Solutions enterprise business for $3.45 billion in cash.

  • FDA approves GSK's Tanzeum to treat type 2 diabetes Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 10:35 AM ET

    April 15- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved GlaxoSmithKline Plc's Tanzeum injection for treating adults with type 2 diabetes, in combination with diet and exercise. However, it is unknown whether Tanzeum causes thyroid C-cell tumors, the FDA said on its website.

  • April 15- Oil and gas producer Noble Energy Inc said it planned to appoint Chief Operating Officer David Stover as chief executive in October, replacing Charles Davidson, who would retire on May 1, 2015. An industry veteran with 35 years of experience, he has previously worked at BP America Inc, Vastar Resources Inc and Atlantic Richfield Co..

  • *Diageo offers to buy up to 26 pct more of United Spirits. MUMBAI/ LONDON, April 15- Diageo, the world's biggest spirits maker, has launched a $1.9 billion bid to nearly double its stake in United Spirits Ltd, offering a rich price in the hope that India's increasingly wealthy consumers will drink more alcohol.

  • April 15- Discount broker Charles Schwab Corp reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit due to a rise in trading commissions and fees for managing client assets. Net income available to common stockholders rose to $318 million, or 24 cents per share, in the first quarter ended March 31 from $198 million, or 15 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • April 15- Hedge fund Elliott Management reaffirmed its $3.36 billion offer for network gear maker Riverbed Technology Inc, saying it remained "extremely interested" in acquiring the company. Riverbed rejected Elliott Management's raised bid in February, saying the offer undervalued the company.

  • April 15- Aaron's Inc, a rent-to-own furniture and electronics retailer, rejected a $2.3 billion takeover offer from a major shareholder and instead acquired a retail credit financing firm for about $700 million.

  • Reuters Business News Schedule at 1230 GMT/08.30AM ET Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 8:38 AM ET

    Europe's banks prepare for ECB tests with new provisions. LONDON- The tens of billions of euros euro zone banks set aside for loan losses in their latest annual accounts may have substantially reduced the chance of institutions failing ECB stress tests in the next few months.

  • April 15- Coca-Cola Co reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue as strong sales in China more than offset a drop in Europe and flat volumes in North America. Sales declined 4 percent in Europe, but rose 6 percent in both India and Russia.

  • Coca-Cola profit falls 8 pct Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 7:44 AM ET

    April 15- Coca-Cola Co reported an 8 percent fall in quarterly net earnings after a decline in volumes in Europe and the sale of its bottling operations in Brazil. The company's net income attributable to shareholders fell to $1.62 billion, or 36 cents per share, in the first quarter ended March 28 from $1.75 billion, or 39 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • April 15- Aaron's Inc, a rent-to-own furniture and electronics retailer, said it bought Progressive Finance Holdings LLC from private equity firm Summit Partners for about $700 million in cash. Aaron's said it expects the deal to add to its cash earnings per share from 2014.. The company services more than 5,500 retailers in the United States.

  • April 15- Barcode printer maker Zebra Technologies Corp said it would buy Motorola Solutions Inc's enterprise business, which makes rugged mobile computers, tablets and barcode scanners, for $3.45 billion in cash. Motorola Solutions' enterprise business has been struggling as clients delay orders and cut spending.

  • April 15- Aaron's Inc, a rent-to-own furniture and electronics retailer, said it will buy Progressive Finance Holdings Llc from private equity firm Summit Partners for about $700 million in cash. Aaron's said it expects the deal to add to its cash earnings per share from 2014.. The company services more than 5,500 retailers in the United States.