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  • WASHINGTON— The Food and Drug Administration says Medtronic must stop most sales of its implantable drug pumps after years of uncorrected problems. The FDA has filed a court order against Medtronic that says the medical device giant must halt most production and distribution of its Synchromed II drug pumps, which are implanted devices used to treat patients...

  • Tyco beats 2Q profit forecasts, but cuts outlook Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 6:15 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Tyco International Ltd. reported a better-than-expected fiscal second-quarter profit, but cut its full-year outlook because of a strong U.S. dollar and a weakened oil and gas industry. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 50 cents per share. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $2.44...

  • Ingersoll-Rand beats Street 1Q forecasts Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 7:57 AM ET

    DUBLIN _ Ingersoll-Rand PLC on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $51.3 million. The average estimate of 12 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 32 cents per share. Ingersoll-Rand shares have increased 6.5 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed slightly more than 2...

  • DUBLIN— Irish drug and over-the-counter ingredients maker Perrigo Co. said Tuesday it took a loss in its fiscal third quarter as it prepared to buy a Belgian competitor. Perrigo's fiscal third quarter ended on March 28, and the company closed its $4.48 billion purchase of Omega Pharma on March 30. Perrigo said Tuesday that that offer is too low because it doesn't...

  • Seagate meets 3Q profit forecasts Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 8:09 AM ET

    DUBLIN _ Seagate Technology PLC on Friday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $291 million. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of $1.08 per share. Seagate shares have fallen 16 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed 2 percent.

  • BRUSSELS, April 12- Even if it survives the next three months teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, Greece may have blown its best chance of a long-term debt deal by alienating its euro zone partners when it most needed their support. "This step would save Greece's budget billions of euros, while reforming the Troika arrangement, eliminating the IMF's and the ECB's...

  • NEW YORK, April 13- Actavis Plc urged a U.S. appeals court on Monday to allow it to discontinue a top-selling Alzheimer's drug in favor of a pricier extended-release version, a move that New York's attorney general has said would suppress generic competition. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed an antitrust lawsuit against Dublin- based Actavis...

  • *China trade data shock hits Australian dollar. *Asia shares shrug off surprise fall in China exports. LONDON, April 13- A shock fall in Chinese exports hammered the Australian and New Zealand dollars on Monday, and hit European mining companies exposed to the world's second-largest economy.

  • European equity rally slows after poor Chinese data Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 7:08 AM ET

    *Miners fall after China data, Citi downgrade. *M&A speculation boosts Nokia, Alcatel. LONDON/ PARIS, April 13- European shares stalled on Monday after a recent rally as poor Chinese trade figures knocked mining shares, although mergers and acquisition activity helped keep pan-European indexes afloat.

  • European shares hit highest since 2000 as euro falls Friday, 10 Apr 2015 | 9:56 AM ET

    LONDON/ PARIS, April 10- European shares powered ahead to their highest level since 2000 on Friday, helped by further declines in an already weak euro that is seen supporting an economic recovery and boosting corporate profits. Germany's DAX index, which includes dividends unlike most other benchmarks, was up 1.5 percent, hitting a record high, while France's CAC...

  • LONDON/ PARIS, April 10- European shares powered ahead to their highest level since 2000 on Friday as the euro weakened to its lowest since mid-March. Germany's DAX index, which includes dividends unlike most other benchmarks, was up 1.2 percent, hitting a fresh record high, while France's CAC 40 was up 0.5 percent to its highest level since 2008. Britain's FTSE 100...

  • PARIS, April 9- Budget airline Norwegian Air has been approached by several rival airlines about possible partnerships but is keen to follow an independent strategy, Chief Executive Bjoern Kjos said on Thursday. Norwegian has expanded rapidly in recent years to become Europe's third-biggest low cost carrier after Ryanair and easyJet but falling margins...

  • March 30- Ireland's Horizon Pharma Plc struck a deal to buy U.S. drugmaker Hyperion Therapeutics Inc for about $1.1 billion to add to its line-up of drugs that treat rare diseases. Hyperion's shares were trading at $45.90 before the bell, while Horizon's were at $25.70. Ravicti and Buphenyl are expected to add $100 million to adjusted EBITDA in 2016 and result in...

  • Cramer: 5 trends that could leave you in the dust Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 6:10 PM ET

    Jim Cramer likes to question trends sometimes. What if things were completely different? He gives his take on what investors can expect.

  • Cramer: What the heck? Bizarre pizza stock on fire Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 6:29 PM ET
    Papa Murphy’s pizza

    Jim Cramer takes a deep dive into this speculative pizza stock that's on fire.

  • PARIS, March 20- Aircraft leasing company Amedeo may sign up two customers for the Airbus A380 this year, its chief executive told Reuters. Airbus and Amedeo declined comment on specific airlines. For the 20 new jets, it has a co-operation deal with Airbus making Amedeo an "extended marketing operation," Lapidus said.

  • PARIS, March 20- Aircraft leasing company Amedeo may sign up two customers for the Airbus A380 this year, its chief executive told Reuters. Airbus and Amedeo declined comment on specific airlines. For the 20 new jets, it has a co-operation deal with Airbus making Amedeo an "extended marketing operation," Lapidus said.

  • *Dublin seen as possible venue for relocation. Faced with the prospect of a Labour government that would hike the top rate of income tax to 50 percent and extract a levy from their bonuses, most financiers are rooting for the re-election of David Cameron's Conservatives, even though that would mean a potentially damaging referendum on Britain's membership of...

  • Want to buy a European castle? Now's your chance Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 1:09 PM ET
    Lisselan Estate

    Luxury real estate in Europe has gotten a lot cheaper in recent months with the stronger dollar and rising inventories.

  • Feeling lucky on Wall Street?   Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 5:00 AM ET
    Feeling lucky on Wall Street?

    The luck of the Irish could mean big wins for U.S. equities, according to past performance, especially on the S&P. CNBC's Wilfred Frost and Seema Mody discuss.