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  • Indiana's Republican Governor Mike Pence pledged on Tuesday to rewrite the law he rushed through last week after Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Apple Inc. and other major businesses said it sent a message that the state was intolerant. Wal-Mart, the world's biggest retailer, and other companies also piled pressure on Arkansas' Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson,...

  • TREASURIES-Prices climb on soft private-jobs report Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 11:15 AM ET

    NEW YORK, April 1- U.S. The 30- year Treasury, a maturity favored by many foreign investors, jumped more than 1 full point and was last up 1-19/ 32 and yielding 2.4595 percent, according to Thomson Reuters data. "The market is bracing for the payrolls number on Friday," said Wilmer Stith, fixed income portfolio manager at Wilmington Trust in Baltimore.

  • NEW YORK, April 1- U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday as a pair of weaker-than-expected economic indicators raised concerns that Friday's impending jobs report could also point to worsening conditions. Separately, the pace of U.S. manufacturing growth fell in March to its slowest in almost two years, according to the Institute for Supply Management.

  • US gives threatened status to northern long-eared bat Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 11:06 AM ET

    DETROIT— The federal government said Wednesday that it is listing the northern long-eared bat as threatened, giving new protections to a species that has been nearly wiped out in some areas by the spread of a fungal disease. White-nose syndrome first was first discovered among bats in a cave near Albany, New York, in 2006 and since has killed millions of the flying...

  • Lynn Tilton sues SEC after regulator accuses her of fraud Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 11:02 AM ET

    NEW YORK, April 1- The flamboyant New York financier Lynn Tilton and her firm Patriarch Partners LLC on Wednesday sued the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to stop the regulator from pursuing a case accusing them of defrauding their investors. In a complaint filed on Wednesday in Manhattan federal court, Tilton said the SEC violated the U.S.

  • NEW YORK— Tidal, the music and video streaming service co-owned by Jay Z, Rihanna, Madonna and other artists, is inviting more performers to join the company and earn equity. Senior executive Vania Schlogel said late Tuesday that Tidal welcomes more acts. It introduced its new co-owners at a launch event on Monday.

  • NuVasive CEO Lukianov resigns after reimbursement probe Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 10:55 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Spinal device maker NuVasive says Chairman and CEO Alex Lukianov resigned after the board concluded he didn't follow expense reimbursement and personnel policies. NuVasive says Lukianov resigned Saturday after an investigation by the board of directors. NuVasive Inc. makes devices used in minimally invasive spinal surgeries.

  • FOREX-Dollar retreats on weak data as new quarter begins Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 10:54 AM ET

    NEW YORK, April 1- The dollar fell on Wednesday at the start of the second quarter as disappointing data on U.S. manufacturing and jobs growth raised bets the Federal Reserve might refrain from raising interest rates until late 2015 at the earliest. Payroll processor ADP said U.S. companies added 189,000 workers in March, the fewest in 14 months, while the...

  • Grain mixed, livestock mostly higher Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 10:49 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were mixed Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery was unchanged at $5.1175 a bushel; May corn was 1.50 cents lower at $3.7575 a bushel; May oats were unchanged at $2.6475 a bushel; while May soybeans gained 3.25 cents to $9.7650 a bushel. June live cattle was 1.08 cents higher $1.5340 a pound; May feeder...

  • WASHINGTON, April 1- U.S. private employers added the smallest number of workers in more than a year in March and factory activity hit a near two-year low, fresh signs that economic growth slowed significantly in the first quarter. Activity braked in the first quarter, held back by bad weather, a strong dollar, weaker overseas demand and a now-settled labor dispute...

  • Indiana's Republican Governor Mike Pence pledged on Tuesday to rewrite the law he rushed through last week after Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Apple Inc. and other major businesses said it sent a message that the state was intolerant. Wal-Mart, the world's biggest retailer, and other companies also piled pressure on Arkansas' Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson,...

  • Early Glance: Big-box Retail companies Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 10:23 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. fell $1.18 or. 8 percent, to $150.32. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell $1.13 or 1.4 percent, to $81.12.

  • Early Glance: Banks companies Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 10:23 AM ET

    Bank of America Corp. fell$. 09 or. 6 percent, to $15.31. Citigroup Inc. fell$. 37 or. 7 percent, to $51.15. Goldman Sachs fell$. 30 or. 2 percent, to $187.67.

  • Early Glance: Telecom companies Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 10:23 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top telecom companies are down at 10 a.m.:. AT&T Inc. fell$. 05 or. 2 percent, to $32.60. Verizon Communications Inc. fell$. 13 or. 3 percent, to $48.50.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 10:23 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 54 or 1.1 percent, to $47.44. DuPont Co. fell$. 55 or. 8 percent, to $70.92.

  • Early Glance: Autos companies Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 10:23 AM ET

    Ford Motor Co. fell$. 25 or 1.5 percent, to $15.89. General Motors Co. fell$. 68 or 1.8 percent, to $36.82. Honda Motor Co. fell$. 23 or. 7 percent, to $32.53.

  • Early Glance: Aerospace companies Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 10:23 AM ET

    Lockheed Martin Corp. fell $4.32 or 2.1 percent, to $198.64. Northrop Grumman Corp. fell $2.26 or 1.4 percent, to $158.71. Raytheon fell $2.07 or 1.9 percent, to $107.18.

  • Early Glance: Silver companies Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 10:23 AM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 06 or 2.0 percent, to $3.04. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 32 or 3.6 percent, to $9.09. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 17 or 3.8 percent, to $4.70.

  • Early Glance: Construction companies Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 10:23 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Fluor fell$. 51 or. 9 percent, to $56.65. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 17 or. 6 percent, to $28.36.

  • Early Glance: Managed Care companies Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 10:23 AM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell $1.19 or. 9 percent, to $128.25. Humana Inc. fell $3.06 or 1.7 percent, to $174.96. UnitedHealth Group fell $1.39 or 1.2 percent, to $116.90.