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  • NEW YORK, July 31- Microsoft Corp must turn over a customer's emails stored in a data center in Ireland to the U.S. government, a U.S. judge ruled on Thursday in a case that has drawn concern from privacy groups and major technology companies.

  • NEW YORK, July 31- Microsoft Corp must turn over a customer's emails and other account information stored in a data center in Ireland to the U.S. government, a judge ruled on Thursday, in a case that has drawn concern from privacy groups and major technology companies.

  • NY judge: US warrant can reach email in Ireland Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 12:49 PM ET

    NEW YORK— U.S. law enforcement can force Microsoft Corp. to turn over emails it stores in Ireland, a judge ruled in a case that technology companies have rallied around as they pursue billions of dollars in data storage business abroad.

  • Irish bookmaker apologizes for 2010 data breach Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 11:06 AM ET

    DUBLIN— Irish betting company Paddy Power announced Thursday it is notifying hundreds of thousands of customers that most of their profile information was stolen in 2010, but hackers did not gain their credit card details or log-in passwords.

  • July 31- Specialty healthcare company Endo International Plc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by a 60 percent surge in U.S. generic sales, and raised its full-year forecast for the second time this year.

  • No2 Irish bank profitable for 1st time since 2008 Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 10:05 AM ET

    DUBLIN— Ireland's second-largest bank, Allied Irish Banks, has returned to profit for the first time since a 2008 property crash pushed the nation to the brink of bankruptcy. Ireland pumped 20 billion euros into Allied Irish to keep it afloat from 2009 onward, eventually acquiring 99.8 percent of its shares.

  • DUBLIN, July 30- Ireland is in the firing line from Washington again for luring U.S. companies to its shores for tax benefits, but despite contrite noises coming from Dublin, it has too much to lose to discourage U.S. firms bent on shifting their tax domiciles.

  • NEW YORK, July 29- Awas, the aircraft leasing company owned by British private equity firm Terra Firma, is working on a break-up that could value the Dublin- based lessor at roughly $13 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • NEW YORK, July 28- Pfizer Inc's vulnerability to cheaper generics and its weak roster of experimental medicines will be on display Tuesday when the company reports quarterly earnings, reviving interest in its pursuit of AstraZeneca Plc or other deals to fortify its pipeline.

  • July 25- AbbVie Inc, which last week announced plans to buy Dublin- based drugmaker Shire Plc for $55 billion, reported stronger-than-expected quarterly results on surging sales of its Humira treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. Excluding special items, AbbVie earned 82 cents per share.

  • *Rioforte owes Banco Espirito Santo 220 million euros. The announcement from Rioforte came less than an hour after Banco Espirito Santo, which the family founded, said that two heavyweight U.S. investors had taken a combined stake of almost 5 percent in BES.

  • *Rioforte owes Banco Espirito Santo 220 million euros. The announcement from Rioforte came less than an hour after Banco Espirito Santo, which the family founded, said that two heavyweight U.S. investors had taken a combined stake of almost 5 percent in BES.

  • *Credit Suisse CEO says "potential abuses" in the system. *CEO Dougan says Credit Suisse is working with regulators. ZURICH, July 22- Credit Suisse, one of the biggest players in "dark pools", is working with regulators to stamp out potential abuses in the alternative trading venue, the boss of the Swiss bank said on Tuesday.

  • July 17- Shire Plc and U.S. drugmaker Abbvie Inc plan to announce a $53 billion merger as soon as Friday morning, two people said on Thursday. Dublin- based Shire, which sells drugs for rare diseases, said earlier this week it was ready to recommend a deal to shareholders after AbbVie increased its offer.

  • July 17- Shire Plc and U.S. drugmaker Abbvie Inc plan to announce a $53 billion merger as soon as Friday morning, two people said on Thursday. Dublin- based Shire, which sells drugs for rare diseases, said earlier this week it was ready to recommend a deal to shareholders after AbbVie increased its offer.

  • *NAMA tasked with developing " Canary Wharf of Dublin". DUBLIN, July 16- Ireland said on Wednesday its state-run "bad bank" would repay at least 80 percent of its senior debt two years earlier than forecast in 2016 and unveiled plans for a new business district to rival London's Canary Wharf.

  • Primark: Next stop USA Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 2:30 AM ET

    LONDON/ MADRID, July 16- Discount fashion chain Primark has made its mark in Europe by offering fast-changing fashion at rock-bottom prices.

  • FACTBOX-M&A frenzy transforming global pharma Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 9:27 AM ET

    July 14- Several multi-billion dollar deals and bids have made 2014 a busy year for healthcare acquisitions, despite Pfizer pulling its $118 billion offer for AstraZeneca.

  • FARNBOROUGH, England, July 14- U.S. planemaker Boeing said on Monday leasing firm Avolon had committed to buying six 787-9 aircraft and five additional 737 MAX 9 planes worth over $2 billion at list prices.

  • *AbbVie raises bid to 53.20/ share from 51.15. *Bid comprises 24.44 stg cash and 0.8960 new AbbVie shares. LONDON, July 14- London- listed drugmaker Shire Plc succumbed to an increased 31 billion pounds takeover offer from Abbvie Inc on Monday, signaling the conclusion to a long-running courtship largely motivated by tax.