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  • Asian stocks drop on no trade deal in Obama visit Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 3:40 AM ET

    TOKYO— Asian shares were mixed as stocks in Tokyo slipped Thursday after talks between Japan's prime minister and visiting President Barack Obama produced little on a trade agreement.

  • PARIS/ NEW YORK, April 24- Alstom said on Thursday it was not informed of any potential public tender offer for its shares, which opened 17 percent higher after Bloomberg reported that General Electric was in talks to buy the French turbine and train maker for about $13 billion.

  • European shares bounce; Alstom jumps on M&A talk Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 3:10 AM ET

    PARIS, April 24- European shares rose in early trade on Thursday, recouping most of the previous session's losses, with Alstom surging on merger and acquisition talk. Shares in the French firm jumped 16 percent following a report saying General Electric was in talks to buy the French turbine and train maker.

  • Last year's deadbeats do best as stocks stall Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 3:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Financial markets rarely stick to the script, and this year is no different. Investments traditionally considered safe bets such as utilities, gold and government bonds were supposed to flop in 2014 as investors started to pour money into higher-risk, higher-growth stocks that would benefit from a pickup in the economy.

  • WASHINGTON, April 23- Herbalife, a weight loss and nutrition company being investigated for allegations of running a pyramid scheme, disciplined hundreds of distributors last year for making unsubstantiated medical claims about its products, ABC News reported on Wednesday.

  • NEW YORK, April 23- Warren Buffett, chairman of conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway, said on Wednesday that safety is a major priority for the rail industry, after a recent spate of accidents raised concerns about how to transport oil safely. Oil by rail has surged in recent years, helped by a boom in North Dakota.

  • April 23- The disagreements around the spin-out of certain assets that had snagged merger talks between Barrick Gold Corp and its rival, Newmont Mining Corp, have been resolved but talks are at a standstill for now, said three sources familiar with the matter on Wednesday.

  • NEW YORK, April 23- Warren Buffett, chairman of conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway, said on Wednesday that safety is a major priority for the rail industry, after a recent spate of accidents raised concerns about how to transport oil safely. Oil by rail has surged in recent years, helped by a boom in North Dakota.

  • WASHINGTON, April 23- Herbalife, a weight loss and nutrition company being investigated for allegations of running a pyramid scheme, disciplined hundreds of distributors last year for making unsubstantiated medical claims about its products, ABC News reported on Wednesday.

  • *Carmen Segarra denied whistleblower protection over firing. NEW YORK, April 23- A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit against the Federal Reserve Bank of New York by a former bank examiner who claimed the Fed fired her after she refused to change certain findings about Goldman Sachs Group Inc..

  • NEW YORK, April 23- Warren Buffett, chairman of conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway, said on Wednesday that safety is a major priority for the rail industry, after a recent spate of accidents raised concerns about how to transport oil safely. Oil by rail has surged in recent years, helped by a boom in North Dakota.

  • UPDATE 1-Chobani secures $750 million investment from TPG Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 6:49 PM ET

    New Berlin, New York- based Chobani had run into liquidity problems resulting in part from the opening of its $450 million yogurt manufacturing plant in Idaho, which took longer to ramp up than the company anticipated, the people said.

  • Wal-Mart cut former CEO's pay 73 percent in 2013 Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 6:42 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The pay of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.' s outgoing CEO fell 73 percent in 2013 because he received a lower performance-based bonus and he didn't get stock awards that are given in anticipation of future performance. The fiscal year ended Jan. 31 and Duke was replaced by Doug McMillon, head of Wal-Mart's international division, on Feb. 1.

  • Sotheby's says strong art sales boosted 1Q revenue Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 6:26 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Sotheby's, the auction house engaged in a dispute with its largest shareholder, says strong art sales helped boost its first-quarter revenue.

  • E-Trade Financial's 1Q net income jumps twofold Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 6:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK— E-Trade Financial Corp.' s profit jumped more than twofold in the first quarter as the online broker benefited from strong growth in commissions, fees and reduced its provision for loan losses. For the first three months of the year, E-Trade reported net income of $97 million, or 33 cents per share.

  • UPDATE 1-GE in talks to buy France's Alstom - Bloomberg Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 6:11 PM ET

    April 23- General Electric Co is in talks to buy French turbine and train maker Alstom SA for about $13 billion, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

  • Final Glance: Food companies Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    ConAgra Foods Inc. fell$. 11 or. 4 percent, to $31.16. General Mills Inc. rose$. 18 or. 3 percent, to $52.37. Hormel Foods Corp. rose$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $47.93.

  • Final Glance: Utilities companies Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    American Electric Power Co. rose$. 23 or. 4 percent, to $51.90. Consolidated Edison Inc. Holding Co. fell$. 18 or. 3 percent, to $56.67. Duke Energy Corp. fell$. 18 or. 2 percent, to $72.61.

  • Final Glance: Pharmaceuticals companies Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    Baxter International Inc. fell$. 14 or. 2 percent, to $72.24. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. fell$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $50.95. Hospira rose$. 05 or. 1 percent, to $43.76.

  • Final Glance: Silver companies Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 04 or 1.3 percent, to $3.11. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 35 or 2.8 percent, to $13.07. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 22 or 2.3 percent, to $9.92.

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