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  • SYDNEY, April 20- The dollar got off to a sleepy start on Monday, in contrast to a more sprightly performance by its Australian and New Zealand peers in the wake of China's latest stimulus injection. The Aussie dollar briefly touched a near one-month high of $0.7844, rising from around $0.7785 late in New York on Friday. It's New Zealand counterpart climbed as far as...

  • REUTERS BUSINESS SCHEDULE AT 2000 GMT / 4:00 p.m. ET Sunday, 19 Apr 2015 | 4:50 PM ET

    ATHENS- Euro zone deputy finance ministers will meet midweek ahead of a Eurogroup finance ministers' gathering two days later, a Greek government official tells Reuters, as Athens and its creditors continue to seek a deal on reforms to unlock aid. BOJ's Kuroda says Japan inflation to' gradually accelerate' toward target. WAYZATA, Minn.- Bank of Japan Governor...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— One of the hot new cancer immunotherapy drugs, Merck& Co.' s Keytruda, strongly benefited patients with melanoma, lung cancer and mesothelioma, according to three studies presented Sunday at the American Association for Cancer Research conference in Philadelphia. One study, comparing Keytruda to Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.' s Yervoy, could give Merck...

  • Andrew Cuomo is heading to Havana, the first American governor to visit Cuba since the recent thaw in relations with the communist nation. The formal state visit on Monday and Tuesday is meant to foster greater ties between New York and Cuba. Any significant economic relationship with Cuba will take time, according to Joe Schoonmaker, the chairman of the New York...

  • *UK tax rise will cost pair $2 bln/ yr and may rise again. LONDON, April 19- HSBC and Standard Chartered are looking at the viability of quitting London for a new home in Asia because a big jump in a tax on UK banks makes staying in Britain increasingly painful. "There is a very clear risk that HSBC and StanChart reach a pain threshold where they think it is no longer worth...

  • In NYC, debate over saving small shops amid chains' rise Saturday, 18 Apr 2015 | 11:32 AM ET

    NEW YORK— New York is increasingly becoming chain store city. "To me, the streetscape of New York City is what sells New York City. "Yes, they go to Times Square, but then they get so excited when they go to Little Italy or Chinatown.... that's what makes New York."

  • BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich.— A. Alfred Taubman, the self-made Michigan billionaire whose philanthropy and business success— including weaving the enclosed shopping mall into American culture— was clouded by a criminal conviction late in his career, has died. Taubman, who donated hundreds of millions of dollars to universities, hospitals and museums, died Friday...

  • April 17- U.S. arms maker Raytheon Co has agreed to buy Websense Inc from private equity firm Vista Equity Partners LLC, in a deal that values the network security company at $1.9 billion, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter. Raytheon will combine Websense with its own cybersecurity operations and have an 80 percent stake in the combined...

  • Vencore's owner, private equity firm Veritas Capital Management LLC, has hired Stone Key Group LLC and Wells Fargo& Co to advise on an auction for the company, three people said on Friday. Veritas Capital and Wells Fargo declined to comment. Veritas Capital bought the company, which was previously called SI Organization Inc, from Lockheed Martin Corp for $815...

  • Equities lost ground after industrials Honeywell International and General Electric took hits from the strong dollar, while concerns over new trading regulations in China and Greece's place in the euro zone dented sentiment. "Our markets will get kind of quiet again as we wait for some of those earnings and what is going to happen on the 24th with Greece," said...

  • A line of bike hooks that can unexpectedly detach from their mounting are among this week's recalled consumer products. Other recalls include mattresses that failed flammability standards and truck and motorcycle toys with excessive amounts of lead. They were sold at Home Depot stores nationwide from April 2011 to March 2015.

  • NEW YORK— Sprint's Boost Mobile business is offering prepaid calling cards for Miami customers who want to call Cuba. Cuba charges some of the world's highest rates for long-distance calling, and calls into Cuba are also among the world's most expensive. The two nations announced a prisoner exchange, and on Tuesday the White House said President Obama will...

  • NYSE stocks posting largest volume increases Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 6:13 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest volume gainers on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. The shares fell $1.70 or 7.7 percent to $20.29. Celanese Corp.: Approximately 6,642,500 shares changed hands, a 577.1 percent increase over its 65- day average volume.

  • NYSE stocks posting largest volume decreases Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 6:13 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest volume decliners on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. BRT Realty Trust: Approximately 100 shares changed hands, a 97.0 decrease from its 65- day average volume. The shares fell$. 08 or 1.2 percent to $6.90.

  • Final Glance: Silver companies Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 08 or 2.5 percent, to $3.16. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 15 or 1.6 percent, to $9.29. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 13 or 2.5 percent, to $5.36.

  • Final Glance: Department Store Retail companies Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    Kohl's Corp. fell $1.84 or 2.4 percent, to $74.47. Macy's Inc. fell $1.22 or 1.8 percent, to $66.45. Nordstrom fell $2.07 or 2.6 percent, to $76.43.

  • Final Glance: Railroad companies Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    Canadian National Railway Co. fell$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $66.41. Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. rose $1.48 or. 8 percent, to $189.96. Kansas City Southern fell$. 64 or. 6 percent, to $104.49.

  • Final Glance: Autos companies Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    Ford Motor Co. fell$. 18 or 1.1 percent, to $15.76. General Motors Co. fell$. 44 or 1.2 percent, to $36.64. Honda Motor Co. rose$. 12 or. 3 percent, to $35.18.

  • Final Glance: Health Care Equipment companies Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    Becton, Dickinson& Co. fell$. 86 or. 6 percent, to $141.53. PerkinElmer fell$. 44 or. 9 percent, to $50.99. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. fell$. 39 or. 3 percent, to $132.10.

  • Final Glance: Gold companies Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 11 or. 9 percent, to $12.76. GoldCorp fell$. 04 or. 2 percent, to $19.81. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 05 or. 2 percent, to $23.57.