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  • *Marathon talks with Iran continue; no deal yet. Major powers and Iran have stretched talks on Tehran's nuclear programme into a second day past an end-March deadline, with diplomats saying the chances for a preliminary deal were balanced between success and collapse. Secretary of State John Kerry and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said...

  • HANOI, Vietnam— Workers at a major Vietnamese footwear factory for Nike and Adidas ended a weeklong strike Thursday after the government agreed to their demands on retirement payouts. The stoppage by thousands of workers at the Taiwanese-owned Pou Yuen factory in southern Ho Chi Minh City was a rare challenge to communist authorities over policy issues,...

  • *Marathon talks with Iran continue; no deal yet. SINGAPORE, April 2- Oil prices fell on Thursday as attention returned to nuclear talks with Iran, with the prospects for a deal and an increase in Iranian crude exports helping to keep pressure on prices. Major powers and Iran have stretched talks on Tehran's nuclear programme into a second day past an end-March...

  • Senator Robert Menendez said on Wednesday he will temporarily step aside as ranking member, or top Democrat, on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, in the wake of his indictment on corruption charges. "I believe it is in the best interests of the committee, my colleagues, and the Senate, which is why I have chosen to do so," he said in a letter to Senate Democratic...

  • NYMEX-Crude pares strong gains as Iran talks drag on Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 7:27 PM ET

    TOKYO, April 2- U.S. crude futures pared a 5 percent jump in the previous session in early Asian trade on Thursday, amid speculation that ongoing talks over Iran's nuclear program could reach a deal and add more crude to a global oil glut. *In Switzerland, Iran and six world powers were closer to a preliminary accord on Tehran's nuclear program as marathon talks were...

  • Senator Robert Menendez will temporarily step aside as ranking member, or top Democrat, on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, in the wake of his indictment on corruption charges, two Senate aides said on Wednesday. Democratic Senators Barbara Boxer and Benjamin Cardin are the next most senior Democrats on the influential panel. The New Jersey lawmaker...

  • *Oil rallies after stock build data, as talks on Iran continue. NEW YORK, April 1- U.S. stocks fell for a second day on Wednesday and the dollar dipped after weak U.S. private sector employment and manufacturing data fed worries about the U.S. economy ahead of a highly anticipated jobs report Friday. Also, Iran nuclear talks dragged on, making traders less nervous about...

  • *Iran nuclear talks drag, slowing any lifting of sanctions. The market's focus on Iran nuclear talks, which had depressed prices since Friday, also shifted as the dollar eased. Crude production in the United States dropped 0.4 percent to 9.4 million barrels per day in the week to March 27, the first weekly decline since the end of January, data from the Energy...

  • *Focus shifts from Iran as nuclear talks go beyond deadline. "Clearly, there is a demand response underway by consumers to the low retail price," said John Kilduff, partner at New York energy hedge fund Again Capital. U.S. crude futures were up $2, or 4.2 percent, at $49.60 a barrel by 11:49 a.m. EDT.

  • The Iran talks overshadowed a sharp rise in crude oil stocks in the United States, where inventories rose by 4.8 million barrels to 471.4 million barrels in the week to March 27, according to the United States Energy Information Agency. Talks between Iran and six world powers in the Swiss city of Lausanne to settle a dispute around Tehran's nuclear programme...

  • UPDATE 5-Oil rallies as Iran nuclear talks drag on Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 9:04 AM ET

    LONDON, April 1- Brent crude oil futures reversed early losses to rally to $55.50 barrel as talks over Iran's nuclear program continued, curbing expectations of an immediate deal that would allow Iranian crude onto the market. Talks between Iran and six world powers in the Swiss city of Lausanne to settle a dispute around Tehran's nuclear program extended past...

  • *Iran hopes to wrap up talks by Wed night- senior negotiator. Talks between Iran and six world powers to settle a dispute around Tehran's nuclear program extended beyond a Tuesday deadline in the Swiss city of Lausanne. Iranian senior nuclear negotiator, Abbas Araqchi, said that Iran hoped to wrap up talks by Wednesday night.

  • Emirates, Etihad planes involved in air traffic scare Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 6:02 AM ET

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates— Jetliners from the United Arab Emirates' two main airlines avoided a possible midair collision after they got too close to each other earlier this week. The incident happened Sunday as passenger planes from Dubai- based Emirates and Abu Dhabi- based Etihad Airways were traveling in opposite directions between the Gulf federation...

  • *Companies struggling in China and much of Asia. April 1- Companies struggled in China and much of the rest of Asia in March, suggesting central banks may have to resort to more stimulus, just as factories in the euro zone begin to reap rewards from ultra-easy policy there. But three separate surveys of China's factory and services sectors released on Wednesday...

  • *Oil remains under pressure as talks on Iran continue. Europe's benchmark FTSEurofirst 300 recovered from a early wobble to put London's FTSE Germany's DAX and France's CAC up 0.5, 0.3 and 0.5 percent higher respectively as core bond markets yields nudged higher. Crude oil prices maintained their decline as an extension of talks between Iran and world powers...

  • LONDON, April 1- Brent crude oil futures slipped below $55 a barrel on Wednesday on speculation that a last-minute deal over Iran's nuclear program would be reached, opening the way for more Iranian crude to come into world markets. Talks between Iran and six world powers to settle a dispute around Tehran's nuclear program extended beyond a Tuesday deadline.

  • BEIJING, April 1- China's Foreign Minister has reported "significant progress" in the core issues around the talks on Iran's nuclear program, the foreign ministry said on Wednesday, as the six world powers and Iran extended talks into an extra day. The negotiators ended talks in the Swiss city of Lausanne in the early hours of Wednesday and said they would...

  • BEIJING, April 1- China's foreign minister said there was "significant progress in core issues" in Iran talks to reach an outline accord reining in Tehran's nuclear programme, despite six world powers and Iran missing a deadline to reach an agreement, the foreign ministry said on Wednesday. Wang Yi said late on Tuesday that the positions of all parties involved in...

  • April 1- Companies struggled in China and much of the rest of Asia in March amid persistently weak domestic and global demand, suggesting that policymakers may have to resort to more stimulus to spur growth. The official Purchasing Managers' Index ticked up to 50.1 in March from 49.9 in February, but a separate private survey from HSBC which focuses on small and...

  • *Iran nuclear talks extend beyond Tuesday deadline. SINGAPORE, April 1- Oil futures edged lower on Wednesday amid speculation that a last-minute deal over Iran's nuclear programme would be reached that could allow more Iranian crude into world markets. Talks between Iran and six world powers to settle a dispute around Tehran's nuclear programme extended...