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  • May 5- American International Group Inc posted a 27 percent fall in quarterly income, hurt by a drop in earnings from premiums and higher disaster losses in its core property and casualty insurance business. Net premiums earned in its property casualty unit fell 4 percent to $8.23 billion in the first quarter ended March 31, AIG said on Monday.

  • NEW YORK, May 5- U.S. stocks ended slightly higher as data showed strength in the services sector and Apple shares rallied, boosting the Nasdaq. Shares of Apple Inc rose 1.4 percent to end at $600.96, ending above the $600 level for the first time since October. The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 14.16 points, or 0.34 percent, at 4,138.06.

  • May 5- Tyson Foods Inc on Monday reported weaker-than-expected quarterly profit on higher expenses and weak China results, sending shares down more than 9 percent.

  • BEIJING, May 5- Hong Kong shares finished lower on Monday, after a private survey showed mainland manufacturing activity contracting for a fourth straight month, triggering a sell-off across the board. The China Enterprises Index of the leading offshore Chinese listings in Hong Kong was down 0.6 percent.

  • *Mainland and Hong Kong property down on Vanke comments leak. BEIJING, May 5- Hong Kong shares were down sharply on Monday after a private survey showed mainland manufacturing contracting for a fourth straight month, triggering a selloff across the board.

  • May 2- LinkedIn Corp's full-year revenue forecast fell short of market expectations, prompting at least 14 brokerages to cut their price targets on the stock. Shares of LinkedIn, which connects professionals with prospective employers, trade at 84.6 times forward earnings.

  • May 2- Shares of Ares Management LP, the first U.S. private equity firm to go public in about two years, fell as much as 5.3 percent in their trading debut on Friday, adding to the list of underperforming IPOs over the past month. The company's shares fell to a low of $18 in early trading on the New York Stock Exchange, $1.00 below their offer price.

  • May 2- Aircraft components maker Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc reported quarterly results way above analysts' estimates as its customers, Boeing Co and Airbus Group NV, boosted production to meet surging demand for large planes. Shares of Spirit Aero, spun off from Boeing in 2005, rose as much as 6 percent on Friday morning.

  • Ares' shares fell to a low of $18 in early trading on the New York Stock Exchange after being priced at $19, well below the expected range of $21- 23, in a turbulent IPO market. At the low, the company was valued at $3.8 billion and co-founder Tony Ressler's stake at about $1.16 billion.

  • *Dollar up, Wall Street futures, European shares rise. *Russia, Ukraine crisis keeps caution high. LONDON, May 2- A strong pace of U.S. jobs growth pushed Wall Street stock futures and the dollar higher on Friday, knocking bonds lower as it helped relieve some anxiety among investors also watching the escalating unrest in Ukraine.

  • LONDON, May 2- Shares in Astrazeneca rose 0.4 percent to 48.31 pounds in early trading on Friday after Pfizer raised its offer for the British company to 50.00 pounds per share.

  • ASTRAZENECA SHARES UP 0.4 PCT TO 48.31 POUNDS AFTER PFIZER RAISES OFFER TO 50 POUNDS PER SHARE.

  • *HSI +0.5 pct, H-shares +0.6 pct; China markets shut. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index was also helped by confidence returning to the tech sector on Wall Street, though there were falls for telecom shares due to China's pilot programme on taxes.

  • May 2- Twitter Inc investors who heeded the advice of high-profile banks such as Goldman Sachs Group Inc and Deutsche Bank AG to buy the social media company's shares might be kicking themselves. On Wednesday the stock fell as low as $37.24, 50 percent below its peak of $74.73 the day after Christmas, wiping almost $18 billion off Twitter's market capitalization.

  • Fresh violence in Ukraine eyed for signs of escalation. TOKYO, May 2- Asian shares edged up amid expectations for an upbeat U.S. payrolls report later in the session, while the markets kept an eye on the Ukraine after reports of fresh violence there that could potentially dampen risk appetite.

  • MELBOURNE/ SYDNEY, May 2- Shares in Australia's Padbury Mining Ltd plunged as trading in the stock resumed after its plans for a deal to build a $6.5 billion iron ore port and rail network collapsed within a month of being announced.

  • May 1- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc on Thursday said a combination of its cystic fibrosis drug Kalydeco with an experimental compound was shown to improve lung function in a mid-stage trial, and its shares rose 10 percent after the news.

  • Jim Cramer: How these two incoming CEOs stack up Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 11:21 AM ET
    Mark Fields

    Two big succession stories dominated the headlines Thursday morning, and to CNBC's Jim Cramer, they couldn't be more different.

  • *Yelp shares up in premarket as revenue jumps. Health insurer Cigna Corp reported first-quarter earnings that beat expectations, while Cardinal Health's revenue was below forecasts, sending shares down 2.2 percent to $68 in premarket trading. *Late Wednesday, Yelp Inc reported a 66 percent rise in quarterly revenue.

  • *Yelp shares up in premarket as revenue jumps. Health insurer Cigna Corp reported first-quarter earnings that beat expectations, while Cardinal Health's revenue was below forecasts, sending shares down 2.2 percent to $68 in premarket trading. *Late Wednesday, Yelp Inc reported a 66 percent rise in quarterly revenue.