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  • Stocks rise on tech earnings; Nasdaq adds to record Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 4:43 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks advanced slightly Friday as investors cheered the quarterly results of three large technology companies: Google, Microsoft and Amazon. Next week, more than 150 companies in the S&P 500 will report their results, including such market-moving names as Apple, Ford, Visa, Pfizer and Exxon Mobil. Microsoft, Amazon and Google all rose sharply after the...

  • LONDON, April 24- The euro hit a two-week high against a soft dollar on Friday, supported by a rise in a key German business sentiment survey and hopes that cash-strapped Greece was making tentative progress toward securing fresh funding. Helping sentiment towards the euro were comments from German Chancellor Angela Merkel who said on Thursday everything...

  • *Copper up as Asian equities rise, oil steadies. SYDNEY, April 24- Copper futures turned up on Friday after dropping overnight on weak Chinese industrial data, buoyed by robust share markets in Asia. Copper has been consolidating since hitting near six-year lows in January, as unexpected supply disruptions spurred analysts to cut their 2015 surplus forecasts.

  • LONDON, April 24- HSBC Holdings, Europe's biggest bank, said it has started a review of whether to move its headquarters out of Britain following regulatory and structural changes in the industry. "The board has therefore now asked management to commence work to look at where the best place is for HSBC to be headquartered in this new environment," said HSBC Chairman...

  • TOKYO, April 24- The Apple Watch launched globally on Friday with a small queue of Japanese tech-addicts lining up in Tokyo for Apple Inc's first wearable gadget, but there was no sign of the excitement usually attached to the company's product rollouts. Buyers can take the smartwatch home from a handful of upscale boutiques and department stores, including The...

  • *Offer starts on April 24 and expires on May 22. MOSCOW, April 24- Russia's Uralkali, the world's largest potash producer, will buy back up to $1.5 billion of its shares until May 22, it said on Friday, after its board changed policy and proposed no dividend payment for 2014.. "Taking into account Uralkali's current cash reserves, its expected future cash requirements,...

  • Review: Getting your Apple Watch? Here's how to use it Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 12:36 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Apple Watches are arriving Friday to the first group of people who had ordered one two weeks ago. Those who haven't ordered one yet will likely face a wait. Maxfield in Los Angeles is carrying the watch, along with boutique and department stores in Paris, London, Tokyo and Berlin and authorized resellers in China and Japan.

  • TOKYO, April 24- The Apple Watch launched globally on Friday with a small queue of Japanese tech-addicts lining up in Tokyo for Apple Inc's first wearable gadget, but there was no sign of the excitement usually attached to the company's product rollouts. Buyers can take the smartwatch home from a handful of upscale boutiques and department stores, including The...

  • METALS-Copper rises in step with stronger equities, oil Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 10:41 PM ET

    *Copper up as Asian equities, oil firmer. SYDNEY, April 24- Copper futures edged up on Friday after dropping overnight on weak Chinese industrial data, buoyed by robust share markets in Asia. Copper has been consolidating since hitting near six-year lows in January, as unexpected supply disruptions spurred analysts to cut their 2015 surplus forecasts.

  • WASHINGTON/ CHICAGO, April 23- The Briton blamed for contributing to the May 2010 Wall Street flash crash maintained frenetic relationships with a series of brokers, banks and software firms that appear to mirror his rapid-fire trading activity, U.S. court documents showed. Navinder Singh Sarao, 36, was arrested in London on criminal charges this week, and...

  • WASHINGTON/ CHICAGO, April 23- The Briton blamed for contributing to the May 2010 Wall Street flash crash maintained frenetic relationships with a series of brokers, banks and software firms that appear to mirror his rapid-fire trading activity, court documents showed. Navinder Singh Sarao, 36, was arrested in London on criminal charges this week, and...

  • Apple Watch goes on sale worldwide amid supply shortage Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 5:04 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 23- The Apple Watch goes on sale around the world on Friday, the final stage of a protracted launch of Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook's first new product, capping months of publicity and a frenetic two weeks of pre-orders. Buyers can take the smart watch home from a handful of upscale boutiques and department stores, such as The Corner in...

  • WASHINGTON/ CHICAGO, April 23- The British traded blamed for his role in the May 2010 Wall Street flash crash went through a rapid series of brokers and moved his assets around the world, court documents showed. Navinder Singh Sarao, 36, was arrested in the United Kingdom this week on U.S. criminal charges, and authorities are linking his trades to the flash crash,...

  • NEW YORK, April 23- The dollar was knocked lower on Thursday by a decline in U.S. new-home sales fanning worries about U.S. economic growth, while the euro rose more than 1 percent on waning fears of a Greek default. "What we have seen so far is a mixed data bag," said Mazen Issa, senior currencies strategist at TD Securities in Toronto. The euro, which has been sliding for...

  • *Brent crude hits year high above $65, U.S. crude above $58. *Rally fueled by Saudi-led bombing of Yemen, slowing U.S. output. NEW YORK, April 23- Crude oil prices jumped 3 percent on Thursday, hitting 2015 highs while U.S. gasoline rose to its highest in nearly five months after Saudi Arabia and its allies maintained a bombing blitz in Yemen that heightened concerns...

  • FRANKFURT, April 23- Germany's financial watchdog is expected to finish its own investigation into the activities of Deutsche Bank's traders in May or June and a supervisory source said it would incorporate the findings of authorities in the United States and Britain. London, New York and Washington imposed a combined record fine of $2.5 billion on Germany's...

  • LONDON, April 23- Deutsche Bank traders sent casual messages to colleagues politely asking them to rig global interest rate benchmarks, as a six-year criminal campaign of fraud became routine practice at Germany's biggest bank, British regulators said on Thursday. While other banks have already been implicated in rate rigging- including Britain's Barclays,...

  • LONDON/ NEW YORK, April 23- U.S. and British authorities fined Deutsche Bank $2.5 billion, accused Germany's largest lender of obstructing regulators and ordered it to fire seven employees in the eighth global settlement of alleged benchmark interest rate rigging. U.S. regulators fined Deutsche Bank $2.12 billion and UK watchdogs imposed a $340 million...

  • NEW YORK, April 23- Oil prices jumped 3 percent on Thursday to their highest levels of this year, after Saudi Arabia and its allies maintained a bombing blitz in Yemen that heightened concerns about the security of Middle East oil supplies. "The Saudi escalation of its Yemen campaign is producing exactly the kind of geopolitical tensions oil is known to rally for,"...

  • *Oil rises on Middle East concern. NEW YORK, April 23- Stocks in major markets shook off soft data in big economies to hold near the unchanged mark on Thursday, while oil prices climbed on Middle East tensions. Some strong earnings from AT&T, up 2.6 percent to $33.73, and eBay, up 3.7 percent to $58.84, and a rise in energy-related shares offset weaker manufacturing data...