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  • TOKYO, April 28- Japanese Economy Minister Akira Amari played down the prospect of substantial progress in trade talks being announced after a summit meeting between Japan and the United States on Tuesday. President Barack Obama in Washington. Japanese public broadcaster NHK said a joint statement after the meeting would probably refer to "substantial...

  • RIVERHEAD, New York— Closing arguments are expected to be held Tuesday in the trial of a New York City investment banker accused of raping an Irish tourist on Long Island. Former Goldman Sachs executive Jason Lee has pleaded not guilty to raping a 20- year-old woman in the bathroom of an East Hampton home he rented in the summer of 2013.. The victim returned from...

  • WILMINGTON, Delaware, April 28- Brazilian oil company Petrobras' $17 billion write-down, announced last week, may have been meant to close the accounting on a sprawling corruption scandal, but could instead provide fresh ammunition for a U.S. class action lawsuit. The case, filed in Manhattan federal court in December by a group of large investors, alleges $98...

  • WASHINGTON, April 28- President Barack Obama will host Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for White House talks on Tuesday to showcase newly strengthened defense ties and advance a long-delayed Pacific trade deal as the two allies seek to counter China's rising influence in Asia. A deal between economic power houses Japan and the United States is vital to...

  • Groups want review of Shell's Arctic regulatory filings Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 12:43 AM ET

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska— An ocean advocacy group and a university law clinic are petitioning the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for an investigation of Royal Dutch Shell PLC and what the group call misstatements in regulatory filings regarding Arctic offshore drilling. The petition was filed Monday by Oceana and the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic at...

  • Apple's Mac is selling strong, iPad not so much Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 12:02 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Apple's iPhone was again the company's star in the first three months of the year. That represented about two-thirds of its $58 billion in revenue. But Cook said he sees a future for the iPad in business settings, where workers can use specialized iPad apps created by IBM and other commercial software developers.

  • April 27- Telx Group Inc, a private equity-owned provider of data centers and network solutions to companies, is exploring a sale that could value it at around $2 billion, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter. Telx's owners, ABRY Partners LLC and Berkshire Partners LLC, have interviewed investment banks in recent weeks to appoint...

  • MiMedx posts 1Q profit Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 7:57 PM ET

    MARIETTA, Ga. _ MiMedx Group Inc. on Monday reported first-quarter net income of $4.1 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. For the current quarter ending in June, MiMedx said it expects revenue in the range of $44 million to $46 million. MiMedx shares have decreased 18 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • SAO PAULO, April 27- Private-equity firm Carlyle Group LP agreed on Monday to pay 1.75 billion reais for a stake in Rede D'Or São Luiz SA, Brazil's largest hospital chain, a source with direct knowledge of the deal said. Washington, D.C.- based Carlyle acquired the stake through a capital increase, with controlling shareholder and Chairman Jorge Moll and Grupo BTG...

  • NEW YORK, April 27- A more stringent inspection of old tank car axles might have prevented an explosive BNSF train collision in Casselton, North Dakota, in December 2013, according to documents posted by the National Transportation Safety Board on Monday. In a letter to the Association of American Railroads dated April 7, 2014, the NTSB said tests carried out by...

  • NEW YORK, April 27- A more stringent inspection of old tank car axles might have prevented an explosive BNSF train collision in Casselton, North Dakota, in December 2013, according to documents posted by the National Transportation Safety Board on Monday. In a letter to the Association of American Railroads dated April 7, 2014, the NTSB said tests carried out by...

  • NEW YORK, April 27- DuPont's board is open to a negotiated settlement with activist Trian Fund Management in the run-up to the company's annual shareholder meeting in May, sources close to the matter said on Monday. Despite the stalemate between the chemical conglomerate and the New York- based fund, DuPont's "doors are not barred for something reasonable," one of...

  • April 27- Time Warner Cable Inc is open to merger discussions with Charter Communications Inc following a failed $45 billion bid by Comcast Corp, according to people familiar with the matter. Friendly negotiations between the two companies would be in sharp contrast to their acrimonious exchanges in 2013 and early 2014 that ended with Time Warner Cable...

  • April 27- Medtronic Plc has agreed to stop manufacturing and distributing its SynchroMed implantable drug pump, U.S. regulators said on Monday, a step toward resolving allegations that the company violated quality standards with the device which delivers pain medication to cancer patients and others. Medtronic failed to correct problems that could lead to...

  • A.H. Belo posts 1Q profit Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 6:33 PM ET

    DALLAS _ A.H. Belo Corp. on Monday reported first-quarter net income of $363,000, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. A.H. Belo shares have dropped 29 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: A.H. Belo, Earnings Report.

  • MSA Safety misses Street 1Q forecasts Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 6:27 PM ET

    CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. _ MSA Safety Inc. on Monday reported first-quarter profit of $9.7 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 52 cents per share. MSA Safety shares have decreased slightly more than 7 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • LOS ANGELES— Bumble Bee Foods and two managers were charged by Los Angeles prosecutors Monday with violating safety regulations in the death of a worker who was cooked in an industrial oven with tons of tuna. Jose Melena was performing maintenance in a 35- foot-long oven at the company's Santa Fe Springs plant before dawn Oct. 11, 2012, when a co-worker, who...

  • Large tourist hotel abruptly closes in Puerto Rico Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 6:25 PM ET

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico— A large hotel in one of the main tourist districts of Puerto Rico has abruptly announced that it will close. Puerto Rico Hotel and Tourism Association President Miguel Vega says the Radisson Ambassador Plaza in the Condado district of San Juan will close Wednesday. He said it will result in the loss of about 200 jobs.

  • Southern Missouri Bancorp posts 3Q profit Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 6:18 PM ET

    POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. _ Southern Missouri Bancorp Inc. on Monday reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $3.4 million. Southern Missouri Bancorp shares have increased slightly since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Southern Missouri Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • HELENA, Mont.— An appeals court on Monday denied a petition by the founder of a Montana resort for the ultra-rich to be released from jail while the court reviews a judge's decision to hold him in contempt for failing to explain how he spent $13.8 million. Two judges on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied former billionaire Tim Blixseth's request for...