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  • Trade Representative Wendy Cutler said on Monday that "significant gaps" in the trade negotiations remain between the United States and Japan regarding access for U.S. automobiles in the Japanese market. There is an array of non-tariff barriers in Japan that have effectively closed the Japanese auto market to U.S. producers, "Cutler said in prepared remarks on...

  • March 30- Some of the world's biggest names in music including Beyonce, Cold Play's Chris Martin and Rihanna are backing Jay Z's new global streaming music service Tidal, which launched on Monday, and is billing itself as the first of its kind owned by artists. Co-owners Kanye West, Daft Punk, Alicia Keys, Madonna and other musicians were in New York on Monday to sign a...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 30- Mergers and acquisitions this year reached their highest first-quarter level since 2007, as companies defied headwinds such as currency and oil price volatility and sought growth-boosting deals amid favorable financing conditions. "The deal activity in the first quarter was driven by continuing cash accumulation at companies,...

  • March 30- Canadian financial technology firm D+ H said on Monday it agreed to acquire global payment services provider Fundtech for $1.25 billion in cash, in a bid to expand its service offerings aimed at global financial institutions and large U.S. banks. The deal comes nearly two years after it acquired U.S. rival Harland Financial Solutions for about $1.2...

  • FOREX-Yen, Aussie hit hard as dollar gains traction Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 6:31 PM ET

    *Dollar posts biggest one-day gain in over a month vs yen. SYDNEY, March 31- The dollar was firmer against most of its peers early on Tuesday, having posted its biggest one-day rally in over a month against the yen and notching up solid gains on its Australian counterpart. The dollar fetched 120.15 yen, well off Monday's trough of 119.105.

  • NEW YORK, March 30- GlaxoSmithKline Plc has agreed to settle a lawsuit by Johnson& Johnson accusing it of using false advertising at the start of the U.S. allergy season to grab market share. The settlement was disclosed during a hearing in Manhattan federal court on Monday in which two Johnson& Johnson units were expected to ask a judge to block Glaxo from making...

  • J&J, Glaxo settle U.S. lawsuit over allergy ads Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 6:07 PM ET

    NEW YORK, March 30- GlaxoSmithKline Plc has agreed to settle a lawsuit by Johnson& Johnson accusing it of using false advertising at the start of the U.S. allergy season to grab market share. The settlement was disclosed during a hearing in Manhattan federal court on Monday in which two Johnson& Johnson units were expected to ask a judge to block Glaxo from making...

  • NYSE stocks posting largest volume decreases Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 5:56 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest volume decliners on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. Crawford& Co. class A: Approximately 1,000 shares changed hands, a 91.9 decrease from its 65- day average volume. The shares fell$. 01 or. 1 percent to $7.54.

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 5:56 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 68 or 1.5 percent, to $45.56. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 08 or. 4 percent, to $19.36. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 34 or. 8 percent, to $44.58.

  • Final Glance: Food companies Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 5:56 PM ET

    ConAgra Foods Inc. rose$. 14 or. 4 percent, to $36.90. General Mills Inc. rose $1.36 or 2.5 percent, to $56.35. Hormel Foods Corp. rose$. 10 or. 2 percent, to $57.36.

  • Final Glance: Tools and Appliances companies Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 5:56 PM ET

    General Electric Co. rose$. 26 or 1.0 percent, to $25.12. Snap-On rose $2.31 or 1.6 percent, to $146.37. Whirlpool Corp. rose $2.54 or 1.3 percent, to $201.04.

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 5:56 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 91 or 1.2 percent, to $77.24. Supervalu rose$. 08 or. 7 percent, to $11.45. Whole Foods Market Inc. rose$. 42 or. 8 percent, to $52.35.

  • Final Glance: Restaurant companies Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 5:56 PM ET

    Brinker International Inc. rose$. 26 or. 4 percent, to $60.85. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. fell $7.36 or 1.1 percent, to $655.36. Darden Restaurants Inc. rose$. 37 or. 5 percent, to $69.42.

  • Final Glance: Banks companies Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 5:56 PM ET

    Bank of America Corp. rose$. 21 or 1.4 percent, to $15.52. Citigroup Inc. rose$. 64 or 1.3 percent, to $51.64. Goldman Sachs rose $2.96 or 1.6 percent, to $191.02.

  • Final Glance: Oil companies Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 5:56 PM ET

    BP PLC rose$. 23 or. 6 percent, to $39.84. ConocoPhillips rose $1.07 or 1.7 percent, to $64.00. Exxon Mobil Corp. rose $2.05 or 2.5 percent, to $85.63.

  • Final Glance: Consumer companies Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 5:56 PM ET

    Colgate-Palmolive Co. rose$. 54 or. 8 percent, to $69.29. Kimberly-Clark Corp. rose $1.37 or 1.3 percent, to $107.74. Procter& Gamble Co. rose$. 41 or. 5 percent, to $82.72.

  • Final Glance: Homebuilders companies Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 5:56 PM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 58 or 2.1 percent, to $28.01. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. rose$. 08 or 2.2 percent, to $3.64. Lennar Corp. rose $1.06 or 2.1 percent, to $51.49.

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest volume decreases Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 5:56 PM ET

    Athens Bancshares: Approximately shares changed hands, a 99.8 decrease from its 65- day average volume. Bankwell Financial Group Inc.: Approximately shares changed hands, a 99.7 decrease from its 65- day average volume. Bridgford Foods Corp.: Approximately shares changed hands, a 100.0 decrease from its 65- day average volume.

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 5:56 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 06 or 5.8 percent, to $0.98. Consol Energy Inc. rose $1.17 or 4.4 percent, to $27.93. Peabody Energy rose$. 21 or 4.1 percent, to $5.34.

  • Final Glance: Gold companies Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 5:56 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 15 or 1.3 percent, to $11.14. Gold Fields Ltd ADS fell$. 22 or 5.0 percent, to $4.15. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 21 or. 9 percent, to $22.02.