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  • April 28- JetBlue Airways Corp shattered expectations Tuesday by forecasting a rise in April unit revenue while investors were braced for a decline, sending its stock up nearly 5 percent. This was "remarkably better" than anticipated, Wolfe Research analyst Hunter Keay said during JetBlue's earnings call. Customers' response to JetBlue's premium cabin...


  • *Iran seizes ship, initially reported to be a U.S. vessel. NEW YORK, April 28- Oil prices rose on Tuesday after reports that Iran had seized a cargo vessel, described initially by Iranian and Saudi media as a U.S. ship, raised geopolitical tensions and concerns about the security of Middle East crude shipments. Iranian forces boarded the Marshall Islands- flagged MV...

  • CHICAGO, April 28- Tyson Foods Inc, the largest U.S. poultry producer, plans to eliminate use of human antibiotics in its chicken flocks by September 2017, one of the most aggressive timetables yet set by an American poultry company. The Arkansas- based chicken and meat company also said Tuesday it is working on ways to curtail such on-farm drug practices at its...

  • U.S. judge dismisses racketeering claims vs SAC Capital Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 12:06 PM ET

    NEW YORK, April 28- A federal judge has dismissed claims by former Elan Corp and Wyeth shareholders accusing billionaire investor Steven A. Cohen's SAC Capital Advisors LP of violating federal racketeering law by having conducted insider trading in the drugmakers' stocks. District Judge Victor Marrero in Manhattan said that because SAC was not found in a...

  • NEW YORK, April 28- Disappointing corporate earnings handed European shares their biggest daily decline in over a week on Tuesday and left U.S. stocks little changed, while Iran's seizure of a cargo ship in the Persian Gulf lifted oil prices. "Most of the big corporations are missing on revenue and eventually that's going to hurt the markets as valuations stay...

  • Stocks move mostly higher; Health care rebounds Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 11:59 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks are moving mostly higher as the health care sector rebounds from a slump the day before. The Container Store plunged 15 percent after releasing earnings that were far below estimates. The Dow rose 46 points, or 0.3 percent, to 18,082 as of 11:45 a.m. Eastern time.

  • LG's new G4 phones will have leather backs Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 11:56 AM ET

    NEW YORK— LG is making smartphones with leather backs as it seeks to distinguish its phones from Apple's iPhones and Samsung's Galaxy smartphones. The message at Tuesday's announcement of the new G4: We're not like the others. LG Electronics Inc. didn't immediately announce prices or release dates.

  • Genetic testing moves into world of employee health Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 11:33 AM ET

    Your employer may one day help determine if your genes are why your jeans have become too snug. Big companies are considering blending genetic testing with coaching on nutrition and exercise to help workers lose weight and improve their health before serious conditions like diabetes or heart disease develop. And earlier this year, President Obama asked...

  • WILMINGTON, Del.— RadioShack has agreed to mediation with state attorneys general concerned about the electronic retailer's planned sale of customer data as part of its bankruptcy reorganization. A RadioShack attorney told a Delaware bankruptcy judge Tuesday that the mediation, which will include a consumer privacy ombudsman, will start May 14.

  • WASHINGTON— House Republicans unveiled legislation on Tuesday to sharply curb the Obama administration's recent moves to ease restrictions on travel to Cuba. Mario Diaz-Balart, a Cuban-American from Florida, would block new flights and cruise ship travel to Cuba. It also faces votes in the Appropriations Committee and in the House, where there is...

  • IBM raises quarterly dividend by 18 percent to $1.30 Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 11:18 AM ET

    NEW YORK— IBM said Tuesday it is raising its quarterly dividend to $1.30 from $1.10, an increase of 18 percent. International Business Machines Corp.' s revenue has declined over the last three years as business customers buy fewer big computers and less traditional software. Shares of the Armonk, New York- based company rose 81 cents to $171.54 in morning trading.

  • TORONTO, April 28- Barrick Gold Corp shareholders have voted to reject the gold miner's controversial executive compensation plan, Barrick Executive Chairman John Thornton said on Tuesday. So I want you to know that we have heard you loud and clear, "Thornton said at Barrick's annual meeting in Toronto. Although so-called say-on-pay votes are not mandatory in...

  • *U.S. to sell $35 bln 5- year notes as FOMC sets to meet. NEW YORK, April 28- U.S. "The deals are weighing on the market whether it's rate-locking or just an increase in net supply," said Sean Murphy, a Treasuries trader at Societe Generale in New York.

  • Peapack-Gladstone posts 1Q profit Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 11:03 AM ET

    BEDMINSTER, N.J. _ Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corp. on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $5 million. The bank, based in Bedminster, New Jersey, said it had earnings of 33 cents per share. Peapack- Gladstone shares have increased 12 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Iron Mountain to buy Recall Holdings for about $2.2 bln Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 11:02 AM ET

    April 28- Document and data storage services company Iron Mountain Inc said it will buy Australia- listed data protection services provider Recall Holdings Ltd for about $2.2 billion in cash and stock. Atlanta, Georgia- based Recall rejected an offer of A $7 per share from Boston- based Iron Mountain in December, saying the premium was too low.

  • Grain mixed, livestock higher Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 10:54 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were mixed Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for July delivery was unchanged at $4.7325 a bushel; July corn was. 50 cent higher at $3.6525 a bushel; July oats were unchanged at $2.4125 a bushel; while July soybeans rose 11.25 cents to 9.8425 a bushel. June live cattle was 1.03 cents higher at $1.5130 a pound; August...

  • Early Glance: Autos companies Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 10:39 AM ET

    General Motors Co. fell$. 28 or. 8 percent, to $35.50. Honda Motor Co. fell $2.32 or 6.4 percent, to $33.90. Toyota Motor Corp. rose $1.57 or 1.1 percent, to $142.23.

  • Early Glance: Internet companies Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 10:39 AM ET

    eBay rose$. 23 or. 4 percent, to $59.32. Google Inc class A fell $3.86 or. 7 percent, to $562.26. Groupon Inc. rose$. 01 or. 1 percent, to $7.02.

  • Early Glance: Machinery companies Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 10:39 AM ET

    Caterpillar fell$. 09 or. 1 percent, to $85.24. Deere& Co. fell$. 25 or. 3 percent, to $88.68. Terex rose$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $27.59.