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  • Discovery to sell HowStuffWorks for $45 million Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 12:48 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The owner of cable networks Discovery Channel, TLC and Animal Planet said Monday that it has agreed to sell information website HowStuffWorks to Blucora Inc. for $45 million. Blucora, based in Bellevue, Wash., owns search business InfoSpace. Blucora shares rose 25 cents to $19.44.

  • AT&T explores expansion of super-fast Internet Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 12:47 PM ET

    AT&T currently has such speeds in Austin, Texas, and has committed to offer the service in Dallas. A rival offering from Google Inc. is available in Kansas City and is coming soon to Austin and Provo, Utah. AT&T Inc. says the specific number of new markets will depend on discussions with local officials and assessments of potential demand.

  • Supreme Court considers juice label dispute Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 12:40 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court seems likely to rule that juice maker Pom Wonderful can bring false advertising claims against the Coca-Cola Co. over a competing juice product.

  • April 21- Halliburton Co, the world's No.2 oilfield services provider, expects margins to improve in North America after being depressed for two years as companies step up spending to drill and complete wells.

  • Mazda recalls 109,000 SUVs for rust issue Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 12:24 PM ET
    2001–2004 Mazda Tribute wagon.

    Mazda is recalling 109,000 SUVs in the U.S. to address potential rusting frame parts in cold-weather states where road salt is heavily used in the winter.

  • DETROIT, April 21- Mazda Motor Corp is recalling 109,000 Tribute compact sport utility vehicles in the United States to address potential rusting frame parts in cold-weather states where road salt is heavily used in the winter. The SUVs were originally sold in 20 states and Washington, D.C., where salt is used to melt snow and ice on roads.

  • Stocks post modest gains as earnings roll in Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 11:59 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks are moving higher at the beginning of another big week for company earnings. Halliburton rose 3 percent after the oil exploration company posted a profit for the first quarter, bouncing back from a loss in the same period a year ago.

  • Massachusetts gas prices up 7 cents Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 11:59 AM ET

    BOSTON— The price of a gallon of gas in Massachusetts has shot up by 7 cents in the past week, but still remains well below the national average. AAA Southern New England reports Monday that self-serve, regular has risen to $3.60 per gallon.

  • *Results from Netflix expected after the market close. NEW YORK, April 21- U.S. stocks rose slightly on Monday as investors found few reasons to push indexes sharply higher following a strong rally last week and ahead of key earnings releases.

  • Aaron's drops suit against Vintage Capital Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 11:37 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Rent-to-own furniture company Aaron's dropped its lawsuit against Vintage Capital Management after the company withdrew its offer to buy the company. Vintage had offered to buy the Atlanta company in February for $30.50 per share, or about $2.2 billion.

  • GRAINS-Markets tumble on improved U.S. weather Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 11:37 AM ET

    *Wheat drops 3.6 percent to one-week low. Wheat futures dropped 3.6 percent to a one-week low on expectations for more rainfall in the drought-stricken Plains. Chicago Board of Trade wheat for May delivery was down 25-1/ 2 cents, or 3.7 percent, at $6.65-3/ 4 a bushel at 10:15 a.m CDT.

  • *Japan logs largest-ever trade deficit; dollar rises vs yen. NEW YORK, April 21- U.S. stocks were little changed on Monday as investors found little reason to push up prices after last week's rally, while the dollar reached a two-week high against the yen after Japan posted a record trade deficit.

  • Sarepta jumps on progress for muscle disorder drug Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 11:32 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of Sarepta Therapeutics surged Monday after the company said it plans to file for marketing approval of its muscle disorder drug eteplirsen by year-end. The Cambridge, Mass., company wanted to file for approval of eteplirsen in the first half of the year, but the Food and Drug Administration told Sarepta that that would be premature.

  • *Ukraine peace deal falters, with no rebel surrender. LONDON, April 21- Oil strengthened slightly on Monday, with U.S. crude futures supported by positive economic data, but oil prices were still below highs reached on Thursday as traders saw little new to augment their worries over tensions in Ukraine.

  • *Australia, Hong Kong, London closed for Easter. NEW YORK/ SINGAPORE, April 21- Gold prices fell to a nearly three-week low in thin trade on Monday, as sharp outflows from the world's biggest bullion-backed exchange-traded fund and no further escalation of geopolitical tensions prompted selling.

  • *Traders discount separatist conflict in Ukraine. While conflict in Ukraine lingered on Monday, traders concentrated on last Thursday's upbeat U.S. economic data showing jobless claims remained low and factory activity was better than expected, and a significant international agreement to lower tension in Ukraine.

  • Grain lower, cattle and pork lower Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 11:04 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were lower Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery was unchanged at 6.9125 a bushel; May corn was 6.25 cents lower at 4.8825 a bushel; May oats were unchanged at 4.04 a bushel; while May soybeans was 26 cents lower at 14.88 a bushel.

  • CORRECTED-Airbnb to appear in court - NY Post Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    April 21- Airbnb, the online home-rental marketplace, will appear in court on Tuesday against New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman regarding website users who illegally rent out apartments, the New York Post reported citing sources.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St flat as investors await earnings Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 10:51 AM ET

    *Results from Netflix expected after the market close. NEW YORK, April 21- U.S. stocks were flat on Monday ahead of key earnings releases as investors found few reasons to push indexes sharply higher following a strong rally last week. The S&P 500 posted its best week since July last week, boosted by results from such names as General Electric Co and Morgan Stanley.

  • Early Glance: Internet companies Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 10:31 AM ET

    eBay fell$. 24 or. 4 percent, to $54.73. Groupon Inc. fell$. 07 or. 9 percent, to $7.34. LinkedIn Corp. rose $3.09 or 1.8 percent, to $178.51.

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