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  • 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.

  • Attorney Lisa Blatt told the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan that Dublin- based Actavis PLC makes no apologies for maximizing its profits, though a December court ruling has already caused it to lose at least $200 million in sales and forced it to spend tens of millions of dollars in promotions that otherwise would not be necessary.

  • 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.

  • Tax inversion curb turns tables on US Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 10:18 AM ET
    U.S. Capitol building, Washington.

    A crackdown by the Obama administration on "tax inversion" deals has actually led to a sharp increase in foreign takeovers. FT reports.

  • BUZZ-SALIX PHARMACEUTICALS PLC: VALEANT RAISES ALL-CASH OFFER@** American drugmaker's shares up 2 pct at $173. **Canadian drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc raised its offer to buy Salix to $173 from $158 in cash. **Sources told Reuters on Friday Valeant was working with its top shareholders on plans to raise its offer for Salix, sending Dublin-...

  • After France, Ireland wants EU budget flexibility too Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 12:39 PM ET

    *Ireland wants to have more spending space in 2016 budget. BRUSSELS, March 10- Ireland demanded more leeway on Tuesday for its budget spending next year after the European Commission showed leniency in applying EU rules to France and Italy. European Union finance ministers on Tuesday endorsed a Commission recommendation to give France, which has repeatedly...