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  • April 23- Procter& Gamble Co sales fell for the fifth straight quarter as a stronger dollar took its toll, with curreny fluctuations likely to hurt 2015 sales by 6-7 percent. The world's largest household products maker, which gets roughly two-thirds of sales from outside the United States, reported a steeper-than-expected 8.3 percent fall in quarterly sales...

  • United beats Street 1Q forecasts Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 8:27 AM ET

    CHICAGO _ United Continental Holdings Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $508 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.41 per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $8.59 billion.

  • Inteliquent beats 1Q profit forecasts Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 8:21 AM ET

    CHICAGO _ Inteliquent Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $11.2 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 28 cents per share. Inteliquent shares have dropped 8 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • USG tops Street 1Q forecasts Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 8:18 AM ET

    CHICAGO _ USG Corp. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $24 million. The average estimate of 13 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 27 cents per share. Eight analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $891.2 million.

  • DALLAS— Lower fuel prices helped United Airlines earn a record first-quarter profit despite a dip in revenue. United Continental Holdings Inc. said Thursday that first-quarter net income was a record $508 million, compared with a year-ago loss of $609 million. Revenue fell 1 percent to $8.61 billion, close to analysts' forecast of $8.60 billion.

  • April 23- United Airlines said Thursday that it has swapped 10 orders of Boeing Co 787 Dreamliners for 10 larger 777-300 ER jets, marking a victory for the plane manufacturer as it seeks to sell out the 777 planes before their production ends. The news follows months of speculation that Chicago- based United Continental Holdings Inc would make the swap, which...

  • April 23- Procter& Gamble Co reported a steeper-than-expected 8.3 percent fall in quarterly sales, blaming a strong dollar and said currency fluctuations would hurt 2015 sales by 6-7 percent. Net income attributable to P&G fell to $2.15 billion, or 75 cents per share, in the third quarter ended March 31, from $2.61 billion, or 90 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • April 23- United Airlines said Thursday that it has swapped 10 orders of Boeing Co 787 Dreamliners for 10 larger 777-300 ER jets, marking a victory for the plane manufacturer as it seeks to sell out the 777 planes before their production ends. The news follows months of speculation that Chicago- based United Continental Holdings Inc would make the swap, which...

  • April 23- Procter& Gamble Co's sales fell for the fifth quarter in a row, hurt by a stronger dollar and lower demand for its beauty, hair and personal care products. Net income attributable to P&G fell to $2.15 billion, or 75 cents per share, in the third quarter ended March 31, from $2.61 billion, or 90 cents per share, a year earlier. The world's largest household products...

  • Illness on flight diverted to New York 'a big mystery' Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 12:20 AM ET

    HARTFORD, Conn.— A passenger on the SkyWest flight to Connecticut that made an emergency landing in New York on Wednesday described a lack of air in the cabin and shortness of breath as three others on board lost consciousness, but the airline said an inspection on the ground found no mechanical faults. The flight, carrying 75 passengers, departed from O'Hare...

  • WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, April 22- The five years it took regulators to bring high-profile charges against a UK trader underscore how hard it is to spot wrongdoing in fast-developing markets, and may herald problems in detecting future mishaps. Navinder Singh Sarao, 36, was arrested in London on Tuesday, charged with market manipulation and wire fraud.

  • NEW YORK, April 22- The market manipulation case against the British day trader U.S. authorities say helped spur the May 2010 "flash crash" may be the most high-profile to date, but the type of activity he is accused of is actually quite common, market participants say. Navinder Singh Sarao was charged on Tuesday with allegedly using a computer trading program to...

  • *Sarao bought CME seat for $435,000. LONDON/ CHICAGO, April 22- A British man accused of market manipulation that contributed to the May 2010 Wall Street "flash crash" said he opposed being extradited to the United States, while the operator of the market where he traded sought to rebut prosecutors' suggestion that futures helped cause the crash.

  • LONDON/ CHICAGO, April 22- A British man accused of market manipulation that contributed to the May 2010 Wall Street "flash crash" said he opposed being extradited to the United States, while the operator of the market where he traded denied that futures, as prosecutors have argued, caused the crash. Bail for Navinder Singh Sarao, 36, was set at 5 million pounds, along...

  • April 22- A defense attorney for a former Goldman Sachs Group Inc programmer accused of stealing the company's high-frequency trading code told a New York jury on Wednesday that the programmer's actions were not criminal. During his closing argument in the trial in New York state court, lawyer Kevin Marino said it was undisputed that Sergey Aleynikov copied...

  • Morningstar posts 1Q profit Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 4:51 PM ET

    CHICAGO _ Morningstar Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter profit of $29.7 million. The Chicago- based company said it had net income of 67 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Michigan governor signs bill to aid Detroit bond sale Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 4:23 PM ET

    April 22- Michigan Governor Rick Snyder on Wednesday signed into law a bill aimed at reducing interest rate costs for an upcoming Detroit bond sale. Detroit privately placed $275 million of variable-rate bonds with Barclays Capital to finance its Dec. 10 exit from the biggest-ever municipal bankruptcy. The move is expected to result in investment-grade...

  • CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y.— A SkyWest airlines flight to Connecticut was diverted, descended steeply and made an emergency landing in New York on Wednesday after a passenger lost consciousness. A SkyWest spokeswoman said one passenger aboard Flight 5622, operating as United Express, lost consciousness and the pilots rapidly descended "out of an abundance of caution."

  • Health law brings growth in food stamps in some states Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 1:01 PM ET

    CHICAGO— President Barack Obama's health care law has had a surprising side effect: In some states, it appears to be enticing more Americans to apply for food stamps, even as the economy improves. West Virginia's food-stamp enrollment increased 4 percent after a Medicaid expansion that was part of the health care changes. Ten of those states expanded their...

  • LONDON/ CHICAGO, April 22- A British trader accused by U.S. authorities of market manipulation that contributed to the May 2010 Wall Street "flash crash" was granted bail by a London court on Wednesday, after saying he opposed extradition to the United States for a trial. Navinder Singh Sarao, 36, will remain jailed in London for at least one night after bail was set at...